Post # 1
New York just can’t deal with snow storms (big or small.) Even though NYC sees about 2-3 snow storms every year, every time it snows it’s like they’ve never dealt with it before.
NYC avenues and side streets on Upper east and West side went completely unsalted and unplowed all day. All day. Then the news is on, yaking about how this storm is causing Manhattan to basically be a parking lot. No – NYC’s lack of understanding that you need to plow streets when a mild snow storm is hitting is the reason. Not the big scary storm carrying a lame 6-8inches with it. Trains decided to go local because snow = no express service? It’s like ANYTHING that happens to NYC is 10times a bigger deal than it needs to be just because it’s NYC.
Hurricane Sandy – I’ll never hear the end of it. It’s as if New York is the only state to ever get hit by a hurricane in the history of mankind. This isn’t about people losing their homes or minimizing the impact it had on people….it’s about this odd NYC pride. NYC always has it worse, NYC is always overcoming natural disasters so much better because the city is so amazing. I’m so sick of it.
Yes – we’re in the process of moving. If you wanted to know.
Post # 3
Our late night news here in the UK was full of New York’s snow. I was a tad surprised since I thought it was snowing in most of North America!
Post # 4
To be fair, there is a lot of snow, but I didn’t think people were making a big deal about it. Schools didn’t even close today.
The federal government in DC shut down because of 4 inches of snow.
Post # 5
Doesnt New York typically get snow every year!? In Seattle you’d think a nuclear disaster guys when it snows and we are never prepared
Post # 6
@MsJ2theZ: Yes – New York gets snow every year. Usually 2-3 storms every year. But it’s always the same song and dance.
Post # 7
@louisianablue: I agree. I don’t think this is alarmist at all… But then again, I’ve been at work all day so I haven’t been stalking the local news. I love the snow here in NYC.
Post # 8
@Steampunkbride: Yes – it’s snowing in many places tonight and it’s a legit storm.
Usually if we get a storm, Boston gets it twice as bad…..but all you hear about is NEW YORK.
Post # 9
I live in Missouri and we all feel the same way! Snow is nothing new and we usually get 2-3 BIG snow storms a year and several smaller. There is no road prep and everyone loses their shit. Now, we’ve been hit with some really big ones the past few years and I know those are tough, but c’mon! It’s the Midwest. We get snow!
Post # 10
I live in Canada. For the past few years, there hasn’t been too much snow, but still a fair amount. This year its coming down like cray, and our city NEVER plows the roads, ever, so right now we have a thick layer of ice across everything. Driving sucks. And theres more snow coming tonight. But, I still hear about New York’s snow, even from here!
Post # 11
@FleeSircus: I couldn’t have said it better. A snowstorm does NOT warrant a “Breaking News” in NYC for chrissakes. Darling Husband and I are in the process of moving as well.
Post # 12
+1. It’s really not any different here than anywhere else. It always takes a while to get plows and salt to side roads, in my experience, wherever I’ve lived. (If they EVER get salted, that is!)
Though FWIW, some universities definitely did close today, haha.
Post # 13
Ugh it’s been bugging me all day. I’m from Michigan originally, spent 6 years in DC and then moved back to Michigan. All my friends are freaking out. They all worked from home, the federal government — as many of you know — shut down, and there was panic in the grocery stores.
It snowed 2.7 inches in the zipcode that I used to live, where the federal government is. 2.7 inches.
Now it’s supposed to snow another 1-3 inches through the night. But really?
Post # 14
Try living in England. The one place in the world where snow causes a greater panic than in Seattle!
We only have to have two centimetres of of snow to fall before the entire public transportation system shuts down, all schools are shut, the roads are closed, people get stranded overnight in their cars and the power supplies fail. Heaven knows what we’d do if anything like a foot of snow fell!
Post # 15
i live in Canada so I giggle a bit when cities go into panic mode over a little bit of snow.
With that said, I’d love to live in one of those cities that go into panic mode over a little snow 😀
Post # 16
@beeintraining: haha we’re from Michigan too! We RARELY had snow days. Kids in NYC and NJ get them all the time.
3 years ago high winds cause schools to shut down. WIND