January 28, 2015 12:10 am at 12:10 am #614755
Anyone know the meteorologist’s number? I’d like to plan another one. Imagine! Closing down a whole city, a whole state, just for fun!!!January 28, 2015 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1055521
It was fun. Some of us got a chance to build a snowman.January 28, 2015 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1055522
Sure. His name is Bill de Blasio and his number is 311. If it can help him drum up votes or otherwise if he can shut down the city to avoid the slight chance of a real storm where he’ll be accused of not doing enough, he’d be happy to do so.January 28, 2015 11:24 am at 11:24 am #1055523
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I am not of course a spokesman of the Ribbono Shel Olam, but from my covering his actions vis-a-vis New York weather – he throws a curveball in there to make the point that the point of the weather is not to prepare properly (though of course that is important) but to recognize who is in charge of the City and all other cities. For example with Hurricane Sandy that came after Hurricane Irene which made everyone feel lax. The fact that anyone would give a politician flack for overdoing things a tad after Sandy is beyond me. But by next one, we’ll be hearing jokes about “the great storm” before we c’v find it is was nothing to joke about.January 28, 2015 1:39 pm at 1:39 pm #1055524
I am not a fan of our mayor, his personality grates on me. But he was totally right to over- prepare. We were caught short a few years ago.January 28, 2015 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1055525
Oomis: As I’ve written, and been shown and proven, we were not CAUGHT short. It was a deliberate inaction of our sanitation department. Snow plows were ALWAYS able to get around despite having ‘non emergency’ vehicles on the road. It was an EXCUSE attempted by our mayor to try and deflect this huge fiasco off his shoulders. And btw, there were no attempts to plow (no going around and around every 1.5 minutes like they do now – AT THE ONSET) until four days later. Numerous pictures of these characters acting up, eating out in a Mc Donalds, plowing with plows up.
You don’t have to close down a city for snow, not in our modern day and age, where every one’s doing their job. When snow plows go over an area even once an hour, any vehicle will be able to pass.
(I know, I used to run the city)January 28, 2015 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #1055526
As someone pointed out to me – this isn’t the first time Mayor De Blasio has made a big deal out of something white and innocent…January 28, 2015 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #1055527
So us jerusalemites who are the laughing stock of all Americans when the city shuts down because of the snow, can’t do that anymore, mighty NY succumbed to the snow……January 28, 2015 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #1055528
You don’t have to close down a city for snow, not in our modern day and age, where every one’s doing their job. When snow plows go over an area even once an hour, any vehicle will be able to pass.”
My neighborhood is typically one of the last to get plowed, and we are CRIPPLED by the snow. It was a tad better this time, but usually, just as I finally have dug my street and car out, the plow shows up and runs all over my freshly dug stuff and we get plowed under again. The irony is that they plow us in, when my neighbors across the street who cannot park EXCEPT in their huge driveways ALL the time, have a completely plowed side (because ALL the snow is shoved back onto our side by the city plows).January 29, 2015 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #1055529
barlev: The difference is that Yerushalayim isn’t equipped to deal with snow because it’s so rare, but NY allegedly is.
I was once in New England immediately after a major snow storm and the roads were 100% clear. They stacked everything on the curb area leaving parking and a walking path. It was a long time ago, but they knew how to deal with it.
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