It was 17 degrees again this morning. Another opportunity to climb into clothes that make leaving the house feel like prepping for a space mission.
Yet this might be the last truly cold day of what has been an epic winter. The seven-day forecast promises highs into the 40s, maybe even touching 50 next Tuesday.
Tough as it has been—57.1 inches of snow have fallen in Central Park so far, versus a seasonal average of just 27—there are nine reasons why we’re actually going to miss this winter when it’s gone.
Wake up and smell the garbage! Read More
snow days or lack thereof
Internet provocateur Casey Neistat decided to make the most out of the snowstorm and snowboarded his way down Manhattan’s streets. Read More
Snow Day Saviours
Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a barrage of questions today over his decision to keep schools open, despite forecasts of up to 14 inches of snow
For the lion’s share of more than 30 minutes of on-topic questioning following a storm update at the city’s Office of Emergency Management Headquarter in Brooklyn, the new mayor and his schools chancellor repeatedly tried to explain their call to keep schools open during the sixth major storm in as many weeks.
Without the delivery worker, we would be forced to choose between facing the treacherous storm ourselves or simply starving to death. Read More
Getting Your Feet Wet
New York is basically unbearable right now. It’s so unpleasantly, intensely cold that we keep coming up with new terms to describe the fact that it is cold. The snow and freezing rain keep alternating to form layer of ice underneath slush underneath snow. It’s snowing again. And it will probably snow again every week ever because really, there is just no end in sight. Read More
If there is one thing The Observer takes seriously, it is cold feet. Read More
Hey, Internet, calm yourself. Read More
New York A-Salted
If you clean your plate with the dishwasher, machine wash your clothes or use the freight elevator to take out trash, you might knock out power to the neighborhood. Read More
The second of two winter storms to slam into the Big Apple in three days has left New York’s salt supplies a tad depleted. Read More