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What I did on my "snow day":


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we actually did the exact same thing. Except I made dumplings. And my filling and broth was from yesterday.

and then I made eggs benedict, because why not.
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I ordered an egg sandwich from my local bodega to try and compensate for the money de Blasio took out of their pockets.

 

lefty

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I think they used to be.

IIRC, when a real blizzard came 3-4 years ago, they closed the school system. Apparently, that was the first time it had ever happened, in history.

 

NYC schools were closed for the blizzard of 1978 and again in April 1982.  I was 14 in 1978 and we got two snowstorms about two weeks apart.  The first one, in mid-January, was "just" 8 inches with no wind.  Yawn.  The early February one was a foot and a half accompanied by near-hurricane level winds resulting in drifts up to four feet.  Accumulation went as high as four inches an hour.  Boston got 27 inches.

 

 

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I could swear that only a few years ago, news reports claimed the first system-wide closure, ever. I might be mis-remembering, but maybe what you remember was not the whole system?
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I don't know when the first ever was, but I think NYC schools have only closed 10 or so times in 50 years. From what I understand, it's because a huge percentage of public school students get free breakfast/lunch, and the school doesn't want to take that away.
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I could swear that only a few years ago, news reports claimed the first system-wide closure, ever. I might be mis-remembering, but maybe what you remember was not the whole system?

That big storm about 4 years ago wasn't a system wide closure, I know because I took the subway to work. I was on it with one other guy.
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The early February one was a foot and a half accompanied by near-hurricane level winds resulting in drifts up to four feet.  Accumulation went as high as four inches an hour.  Boston got 27 inches.


my parents claim that they conceived me in that huge boston blizzard.
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I'm pretty sure I was conceived in my grandparent's basement.
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NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In The Tempest’

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nyc-mayor-reconcile-yourselves-with-your-god-for-a,37850/
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Lol The Onion 

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de Blasio read the Onion piece for reporters yesterday:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/01/de-blasio-does-dramatic-reading-of-onion-story.html

He squandered the opportunity, though. He should have said only the quotes, not read the story.
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I have sidewall damage on a tire, probably from all the potholes in the city. Now I have to replace all 4 because the winter tires I have are discontinued. *sigh*
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that's what you get for owning a car in the city.


if you ever wanted to give me a lift to Target, that'd be cool too.
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NYC schools were closed for the blizzard of 1978 and again in April 1982.  I was 14 in 1978 and we got two snowstorms about two weeks apart.  The first one, in mid-January, was "just" 8 inches with no wind.  Yawn.  The early February one was a foot and a half accompanied by near-hurricane level winds resulting in drifts up to four feet.  Accumulation went as high as four inches an hour.  Boston got 27 inches.

 

 

 

I vaguely remember the 1978 one (I was in grade school).  What I do  remember is that we couldn't get out the back door

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