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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

 

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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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.

And deprive you the pleasure of leaving the city? I'm not that cruel.

I've only driven within the city maybe twice. I learned quickly that cabbing it is far easier.
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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.

 

I thought it was because NYC doesn't rely on school buses for kids schoolkids.  Subways and city buses usually in operation so there is no danger to children travelling to school

 

 

This is not mine.  Since I lived in Queens but went to HS in the Bronx I was given a C-2 (Combination bus & train) pass

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why do people grow cabbage on the sidewalk?
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There used to be (may still be) corn growing in the median on Upper Broadway in the 100s.
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I thought it was because NYC doesn't rely on school buses for kids schoolkids.  Subways and city buses usually in operation so there is no danger to children travelling to school




This is not mine.  Since I lived in Queens but went to HS in the Bronx I was given a C-2 (Combination bus & train) pass
I had those, too. And because I went to religious schools, mine was good on Sunday, also. They were color coded by month.

My daughters have them as well - one is good on Sunday and one is not. Theirs are good for the whole semester, so there must be a good business trafficking in "lost" metrocards. I know the school keeps a log of them, so maybe "lost" ones are disabled remotely when the student is issued a new one.
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all of these snow piles remind me of the time I got mad at my parents and I thought it would be a good idea to seek revenge on them by spraying water all over the big pile of snow that the plows left at the end of the driveway.
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