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Monday, March 2, 2009

A Rare Snow Day for Brooklyn

[Brooklyn Street in the snow]
New York City Public Schools are having a rare snow day off. The schools in NYC rarely close for many reasons, but the snow today was just enough by morning [about 6 inches] that the Chancellor called it off, much to the delight of the teachers and staff more than the kids I bet. This teacher is enjoying the day off that is for sure! It is still snowing lightly at 1:00 PM and I just heard the first plow go down the street. I will soon have to get the shovel out and do my front walk. We have 24 hours after the snow stops falling to clear the sidewalks and stairs in front of our residences. If we do not comply we risk getting a ticket and the only time that has happened it was about $125.00 and that was several years ago.

My youngest daughter goes to Hunter College in Manhattan. She tried to go to school this morning as they were not closed. But she couldn't get on a subway for almost an hour. So, she got tired of waiting and trudged home again, arriving wet and very cold!

We are cozy and warm now drinking hot chocolate. That is all of us except my older daughter's long haired Chihuahua, Tinkerbell. The snow is almost up to her stomach. We have to carry her out to a place in the back yard where it is fairly covered and not too much snow builds up, for her to get some relief. Then she runs/hops back to the back door covered with snow. She is a cutie.

The picture below is one I took several years ago. It was taken in a plaza by the big Chase Bank on William Street near Wall Street in lower Manhattan. I lived a block from here for about a year. That was before we moved to more affordable Brooklyn.

Our storm was nothing like the snow they got last week in Maine and NH, but enough to make a long weekend for this teacher.

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