NYC closed for business due to a little snow.

Starting yesterday the city got scared about the impending Snowpocalypse. Schools were preemptively closed. Many businesses decided to not open. The Trader Joes on 14th st. had a line wrapping around its aisles twice instead of the normal once. You’d think they had predicted the biggest winter storm in the last 50 years or something. What was the real forecast? 12″-18″. Really? I was expecting at least 4 feet everyday for a week with all the hubbub associated with the storm. If I am not mistaken we don’t live in Texas, right? I mean c’mon, my bank closed at Noon today, America’s most convenient bank my ass. One day of snow should not render the whole city shut down. Snow sucks for a lot of reasons but to shut down business in a North Eastern city that has 4 seasons and a historically cold and wet winter? I am ashamed of you NYC. I would have expected a big finger to the sky, but instead we got snowmen on the sidewalk.


5 Comments so far

  1. Sheeraz (unregistered) on February 16th, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    There has been no major snow this year but yeah, NYC is afraid of snow. I remember my days of living in the Big Apple when snow used to fell in feet, not inches. People have become squeamish I guess.

  2. Cathy Nyl (unregistered) on February 18th, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    Not everyone has the privilege of living in a New York luxury condo and having minions to go out and do the shopping and such. NYC is not the only place in the country where a lot of snowfall all at once tends to make people stock up and stay indoors.

  3. Kathleen (kathleen) on February 21st, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Cathy – your comment has almost nothing to do with the actual post, except that they both mention snow and NYC. Given the URL you used in your comment, I can only conclude that you are a spammer trying to get people to click through and buy a luxury condo from you. Either that, or you’re actually offended by a post that was joking about the media panic over a storm that turned out to be less fierce than promised. So you’re either a spammer or an idiot. Which is it?

  4. Uncle Sam (unregistered) on March 4th, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    Love the photo of the snowman, looks like he’s hugging himself to keep warm :)

  5. JD (unregistered) on November 4th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    Here in Wisconsin, we’ll send the kids to school even if it snowed 2-3′ the night before. Regardless of the snowfall total, the roads get plowed in a couple of hours and most people will just drive right through it even if it’s not plowed. I wonder if NYC shuts down to avoid traffic gridlock?

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