Turns out that the Snowpocalypse was even worse than anyone thought: with the estimated bill for cleanup coming to tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are imploring President Obama to approve New York State’s Disaster Declaration request and allow the city to receive federal aid.
The December storm blanketed Read More
Sometimes winter weather inspires us to make snow angels and have snowball fights. And sometimes it leaves us stranded in an airport, tweeting in frustration and trolling Amtrak’s website.
Mobile traffic to travel-related sites was up 200% during the blitz, reports Ina Fried at Mobilized, relying on a report from Usablenet, which powers Read More
The New York-based dating site HowAboutWe is all about getting out and about.
It’s also–let’s face it, most of the time–really dorky.
If you’re nostalgic for snow angels, sledding or hot chocolate, today’s your day to grab a date and head to Central Park.
Given a surplus of New Yorkers floating around Read More
Trapped in your house without a snow shovel? Stranded on I-78?
Locked your keys, somehow, in your car—which is sitting in the middle of 60th Street and Second Ave. with the ignition running—like the harried man The Observer encountered last night?
The good snow-maritans of PicNet and Non-Profit Soapbox, which build Read More
This is so going on YouTube. Charlie O’Donnell, First Round Capital principal investor and general man-about-tech, has declared an INNOVATION COMMUNITY SNOWBALL FIGHT!
“Two years ago, we had 50 people come out to Madison Square Park to toss ice balls in each other’s ears,” O’Donnell wrote to the Innovation Community listserve, which keeps Read More
Foursquare users started uploading a photo a second almost immediately after the company made it possible to post photos and comments with location-based check ins–just as a highly photogenic event hit New York City.
Users have been appending photos to their check ins at the usual locations–home, the bar, the movies–but they’ve also been Read More