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WNYC News

You Can't Get There From Here — Not on Unshoveled Sidewalks

Friday, February 07, 2014

New York is a city of walkers, but with several days of snow and freezing rain, the walking isn't easy.

On West Houston Street, Lou, who declined to give her last name because her children told her not to leave the house while the streets are still icy, ran into a ...

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On The Media

No, New York Will Not Get 30 Inches Of Snow This Weekend

Thursday, February 06, 2014

News outlets are reporting it and sourcing their claims to "social media speculation" (!!!). Good news: It's not true.

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Schoolbook

Many NYC Students Take Another Snow Day

Monday, February 03, 2014

Public schools saw one of the lowest attendance rates this year on Monday. But it was still much higher than after a snowstorm two weeks ago, when fewer than half of students attended classes.

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WNYC News

Yep, it's Snowing Again. Here's What You Need to Know

Monday, February 03, 2014

WNYC

So much for that balmy weekend weather. Expect eight inches of snow in the New York-area today, and commuter problems that are already piling up. We have all you need to know right here, including information on school closures and transit.

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The Takeaway

The Magic of a Snow Day, Now and Then

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Though heavy snowfalls can conjure feelings of frustration for commuters, a bed of freshly packed snow can also bring back memories of days passed when thick snow meant a day at home from school. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, gives us some of his best snow day memories. Lester Laminack is the author of the children's book "Snow Day!" When he's not writing books he's a professor of education at Western Carolina University. He joins The Takeaway to explain how snow days bring back childhood memories.

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WNYC News

All Your Snow Updates Right Here. Also, It's Freezing Outside

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

School closures, transit updates, airport news, snow plow maps and more. This is where you'll find the latest information to help you navigate today's snowy, single-digit-temperature commute.

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Transportation Nation

Everything You Need to Know for Your Tuesday Evening/Wednesday Morning Commute

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Is the subway running? What do airport delays look like? What about bike share? Your snow transit tracker has the answers you need, below.

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Life of the Law

Dibs!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

With all the snow in the US, we thought we'd bring back an old episode: Dibs. Sit back, stay warm, and listen to an old episode from Life of the Law. - After a big snowstorm, the streets of many northern cities start to get cluttered with furniture.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Heat and Ice

Saturday, January 04, 2014

WNYC

After the overheated rhetoric of the mayoral inauguration, temperatures turned frigid--literally--and snow blanketed the region, presenting Bill de Blasio with his first test as mayor. He came out...um..shoveling. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Beth Fertig and Brian Lehrer break down a very manic week.

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WNYC News

On Snow Response, Mayor de Blasio Earns High Praise

Friday, January 03, 2014

It was his first week on the job and his first big test. How well did New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handle the snow storm? Overall, the reviews are fairly positive. 

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Radio Rookies

New Production Assistant Emily Kwong Was Stuck at Home

Friday, January 03, 2014

WNYC

New Radio Rookies producer Emily Kwong had been waiting to meet the Radio Rookies at their Brooklyn workshop. But the first day she was supposed to go in, she was stuck at home outside of the city because of the early January snow storm.  So she made a fantastic video introducing herself to the Radio Rookies…

Check it out here!

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WNYC News

Sledding for Toddlers, Daredevils, and Sightseers

Friday, January 03, 2014

From "awesomely dangerous, watch out for parked cars" to "great for smaller kids," here's the best of the fantastic submissions you sent us on our crowdsourced sledding map.

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The Takeaway

Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for some incoming and outgoing mayors. Joining The Takeaway to give an update on the storm from across the country are Andrea Bernstein, metro editor for WNYC; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for our partner WGBH; and Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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WNYC Digital

The Best Photos of the Snow on Instagram

Friday, January 03, 2014

Here are some of our favorite photos of the snow! 

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Radiolab

'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

Friday, January 03, 2014

They leap into the air, adjust their tails, land headfirst in the snow, burrow down and hit a teeny moving target — buried three feet below. It's their lunch. How does a fox catch a mouse in winter? This is amazing.

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WNYC News

Danger of Hypothermia Spreads as Wind Chill Dips

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's Code Blue in New York City as the wind chill factor threatened to dip below zero late Friday and early Saturday.

 

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WNYC News

Map: The Best Sledding Hills in New York City

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's a snow day, and with five inches and counting in some parts of the city, we need your help finding the best sledding spots.

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Features

WNYC's Snowpocalypse Boredom Survival Guide

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Snow days can be fun--or incredibly boring. If you find yourself stuck inside on Friday, here's how to make the most of it.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Ghosts of Mayors Past Advise de Blasio on Dealing with Snow

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

With Bill de Blasio facing his first major snowstorm as mayor of New York City, we thought he might like to take some cues from his predecessors. Here, listen to Mayors Fiorello Laguardia, John Lindsay, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg handle a nervous public.

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Mixtapes

Music to Leave this World with John Luther Adams

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The music of 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams seethes with the serenity and savage violence of his Alaskan home. Listen to his Mixtape.

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