When New Yorkers prepared to travel to and from work yesterday, the nightmare that was December’s snowstorm was plastered on everyone’s mind, with images of unplowed streets, piles of uncollected trash and iced-in cars burned very recently in our minds. However, after all of the flack he received from the city’s poor response, Mayor Bloomberg said that the same mistakes were not to be repeated. Investigations and hearings about the problems have already been held, and will continue to be delved into as days pass. But before Tuesday’s snow, the Mayor was not taking any chances and called a snow emergency before the worst even hit.
Redemption was not the goal of the day, however, Bloomberg said in a press conference Wednesday.
“I think the city’s response for nine years over 70-odd storms has been exemplary. Things did not work out in that one storm,” he said, adding, “I look at what we did last night and this morning as an opportunity to see how we could do it better the next time.”
Take a look back at some of the worst of those 70-odd storms here.