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[ - ] why is everyone pissed off that they closed up the city for today? i get to stay home, relax and play with my kids today...so they over reached, i'm going to have fun... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:49 AM Flag
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I would rather be safe, yes it is a personal day I will probably have to take and I will do some work from home a little, but I am happy I am not on the road [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:04 PM Flag
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Exactly. It's one poster with an ax to grind responding to her own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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The mayor doesn't control private businesses that are requiring people to work from home. Childcare isn't taken into consideration [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:14 PM Flag
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How do you deal the weekends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Central Park has 6 inches of snow at 6am! Was expecting more. 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:30 AM Flag
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Interesting observations can be made here: how the media "rushes" to the worst news story and tries to scare the stuffing out of you. Also, the sissification of society today. The government knows best: state of emergency, everyone off the roads, and all that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:39 AM Flag
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"Sissification" is right. I can't believe how wimpy people are these days. Then again, I grew up in MT and routinely dealt with temps that were well below zero [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:43 AM Flag
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Oh please. The right decision was made with the information that was given. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:49 AM Flag
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no need to make the decision to close schools and shut down transport so early [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:51 AM Flag
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^ look at Chicago. Worse weather, never any panic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:51 AM Flag
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chicago always closes school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:52 AM Flag
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Wrong. They can go years or even decades between school closures. Yes I know they closed in January of this year for "cold weather" but that was an aberration and it was also heavily criticized [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:00 PM Flag
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and nyc has only closed down schools a handful of times in the past decade, your point is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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Nyc is constantly closing schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:02 PM Flag
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no they are not, hurricane sandy was different, but before that once or twice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:04 PM Flag
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See below [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:10 PM Flag
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Obviously you don't have kids because your statement is incorrect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:05 PM Flag
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March blizzard in 2001, January 2004 snowstorm, March 2009 snow storm, two February 2010 storms, January 2011 storm, Jan 2014 polar vortex [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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By contrast, from 1999-2011, Chicago had 1 school closure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:12 PM Flag
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Who cares? Go live in Chicago if it means that much to you. You are strange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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3 million people vs 8 million people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:18 PM Flag
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there were no days off last year, oh...that sounds bad, 6 times in 10 years, NOT!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:16 PM Flag
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^^^there were days off (sorry for the typo) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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7, and that record is 700 percent worse than Chicago, which receives way more snow and cold than nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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Please move there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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Decisions could have been made at 3am today, not 4pm yesterday. "Information that was given" is much better now that it was yesterday afternoon, idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:56 AM Flag
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he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:58 AM Flag
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^^^plus the governor closed down transportation, how are school staff getting to school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:59 AM Flag
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Not blaming just the mayor. Cuomo was the Chief Sissy. Could have put a diaper on him, yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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It was obvious by 10 pm that the weather system was going to miss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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You don't sound too intelligent, but the way you respond. I am sure everybody would have loved to hear that the schools were closed at 3am today with no plans in place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:02 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:05 PM Flag
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Could have made the decision at 11pm last night. Looking out my window it was obvious to me that the politicos and media were overreacting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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You are a sad little person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:10 PM Flag
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Meteorologists are a JOKE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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Well they're part of the 24/7 media hysteria cycle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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me too, but very glad it was a miss. i'm in ct burbs and it is not nice out, dh's friend is in emergency services and he said even with the travel bans idiots were out on the roads getting stuck and hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:03 PM Flag
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Chicago only has 3 million people were we have 8 million, big difference... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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First, 3 million people in Chicago proper is big, so they have similar logistical issues of scale as nyc. Second, Chicagoland has 10mm people, often connected by common transport infrastructure. I don't think population size is a meaningful distinction [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:16 PM Flag
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nyc has 7 thousand miles of road to shovel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Ok moms... The storm was a bust with just5 inches of snow on nyc. Are you asking your nannies to come in today? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 01.27.15, 11:09 AM Flag
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Huh? New York is under a SOE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:13 AM Flag
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Luckily we had ours do an overnight so no dilemma. This storm was nothing but the mayor has shut down a lot of transportation. Where does nanny live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:14 AM Flag
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Jersey city [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:24 AM Flag
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It's moot. Our moron mayor prematurely shut down transport in the absence of independent analysis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:41 AM Flag
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that was not the mayor idiot, but the governor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:47 AM Flag
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The mayor drives the recommendations for the city. Note that he had no checkpoint plan for reopening anything if storm was less than expected. My friends at MIT said by 9pm the storm was going to miss big time. This is what happens when public sector mediocrity is allowed to make operational decisions. Good ratings grab for the weather people though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:52 AM Flag
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but all the state transportation is still turned off, so is jersey...travel band still on all over the tristate area, this is not the mayor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:54 AM Flag
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Fair points. So we have non fact based alarmist lemmings in all parts of government. And in other news ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:57 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:00 PM Flag
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Let me guess- you are concerned about the poor city kids who won't eat lunch because schools are closed. Or is it the restaurant workers who won't get paid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:04 PM Flag
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PP - neither. I and my team can't get to work today and we have a lot to do. No one who was listening to real weather at 10pm yesterday would have shut down the subways. The miss was obvious. Dislike the non adaptive and non analytical decision process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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why didn't you make your team stay local if work was so important. also nothing that you and your team can do from home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:15 PM Flag
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"Make your team stay local" wtf. Does it occur that they might have families? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:18 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Why does NY always react so stupidly to snow compared to Chicago? Both cities have exposed trains. Both cities have densely packed urban streets. Chicago gets way more snow, and typically wet lake effect snow. Both have local neighborhood schools where children walk to school. Both have two major airports. And yet Chicago trundles through virtually any snow storm, and NY closes down at the drop of a hat. Why? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 10:29 AM Flag
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Op: by way of comparison, in 2011 Chicago schools closed because of a blizzard but it was the first time this happened in 12 years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 10:42 AM Flag
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Chicago is full of people like Mike Ditka. Chicagoans will fill a stadium to watch football in sub zero weather. They don't get as many transplants in Chicago, so the people just have a hardy Midwestern mindset [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 10:59 AM Flag
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Where's chicago? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:00 AM Flag
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Np - am from Boston and live in NYC now. Totally agree. I used to cross country ski to class sometimes. Nyc is just incompetent with snow, so they need to shut down with even a light dusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:17 AM Flag
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Op: I feel like the city emergency management office needs too study how Chicago does it. Some on UB may feel the overreaction is no big deal, but I disagree. Tens of millions were lost in economic activity, the city wasted millions on emergency response, this shutdown has been hard on small businesses and hourly workers who aren't paid, etc. White collar salaried employees who work at Goldman or Davis Polk may not feel much pain, but for many in Nyc the city's constant overreaction is a real burden [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:32 AM Flag
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Well put. I work at a large bank and am just logged in from home in my sweats. No big deal. If you lose 150 of income as a restaurant worker today, that hurts. This overreaction is a regressive tax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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Preparation and snow infrastructure in place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:18 AM Flag
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Where I tend to agree, Everytime they don't reach the city gets screwed, the kids might live in the neighborhood but the teachers don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:22 AM Flag
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You really don't understand what lake effect snow is, do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:50 AM Flag
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Uh, snow that forms from cold air blowing over a warmer mass of water sufficient to begin nucleation from the humidity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 11:54 AM Flag
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they have the equipment and space for the snow vs nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.27.15, 12:03 PM Flag
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