UPDATE: Check out A Child Grows in Brooklyn for the best sledding hills: http://www.achildgrows.com/2011/01/11/the-best-places-to-sled-in-brooklyn-and-nyc/.
Looks like things are running relatively smoothly this morning. The plows were out all night, the subways are running, and New York City public schools are open today.
New York City schools have only closed 6 times since 1978, according to the DOE website.
Yesterday, Bloomberg called an emergency before the snow began and clearly, the city was out to make sure this storm didn’t cause another black eye on city government. The city is still warning drivers to stay off roads if possible. If you drive and get stuck, the city will tow you at your expense.
There’s about 6 to 9 inches on the ground around the city.
Here’s Bloomberg’s Weather Emergency Declaration, from yesterday: There is a Winter Storm Warning from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving during the duration of the storm and until further directed, and to use public transportation wherever possible. Alternate Side Parking rules & parking meters are suspended until further notice.
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