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Schoolbook

Relishing A Day to Play Before School Resumes Wednesday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Plenty of New York City school children made the most of their snow day in textbook fashion, with sledding, snow ball fights and hot chocolate. Schools re-open Wednesday.
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Schoolbook

Snow Day: Blizzard Shutters Schools Across Region

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow days for the New York City public school system do not come easily, but with forecasts predicting two feet of snow and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, yes: school's canceled.
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WNYC News

Famed Snow Day Calculator Stumped by NYC

Friday, February 14, 2014

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David Sukhin's snow day-predicting algorithm has never been wrong for his New Jersey hometown. But on Thursday it forecast a 90 percent chance of school closures in New York City...and schools stayed open.

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Features

Photos: It's Snow Nasty Out There

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wildly falling snow plus a forecast for 10 inches of accumulation and freezing rain — all that wasn’t enough to warrant a snow day for New York City schools on Thursday. Take a look at the havoc the wintry weather is wreaking on New York City’s streets today.

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Schoolbook

Complaints Pile On; Schools Chancellor Says It's "A Beautiful Day"

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Criticism of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña's decision to keep schools open today is piling up almost as quickly as the snow. But on one point both sides agree: the city must do a better job letting the public know how it makes such decisions.

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Schoolbook

Cold Calculations: How NYC Schools Declare a Snow Day

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Here we go again. Public schools are open in New York City while many private schools and suburban districts are closed. Why? Here's a statistic to consider: NYC schools have closed for snow only 11 times in the last 35 years. 

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The Takeaway

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Schoolbook

Elated Students Enjoy Snow Day

Friday, January 03, 2014

It didn't matter that temperatures were in the teens and wind gusts rolled in mightily. Bundled-up New Yorkers took the opportunity of a snow day to frolic in the white stuff.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Pantry Stocked For Snow Days and Late Nights

Friday, January 03, 2014

Here are a few suggestions on ingredients to keep in your pantry so that you can whip up a meal on a snow day or after a late night at the office. Edible Brooklyn editor Gabrielle Langholtz told us what you'll always find in her cabinets.

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Schoolbook

Schools Close for First Snow Day of 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

In one of her first duties as chancellor, Carmen Fariña called a snow day early Friday morning to the delight of schoolchildren and teachers alike while some parents, on the other hand, scrambled to find back-up childcare. 

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WNYC News

Snow Sculptors With a Flair for the Creative Flock to the High Line

Thursday, January 27, 2011

There were rats and dinosaurs, a life size caterpillar, several octopi, the Holland Tunnel, the Empire State Building and your standard snowman at Chelsea’s first High Line snowman competition on Thursday. There were 14 teams with builders ranging in ages from toddlers to professionals in their 30s.

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WQXR Blog

Snowbound

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Naomi Lewin considers which music she'd listen to on a snow day -- Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, maybe, or Brahms’s First. What about you? What’s your idea of perfect music for snow?

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WNYC News

Snow Day!

Monday, March 02, 2009

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Prospect Park on a snowy morning can have an almost 19th Century, Washington Irving, feel. At least as you come into it. There aren’t too many sounds of the city that make it through the woods and the wind into the Long Meadow. And before you approach the people and their pooches and see all the Gore-Tex human and dog coats, you can imagine the place looked pretty similar in pre-modern times. You could probably hold onto that illusion for longer than I did, if you had better boots than I was wearing, went for a short hike on the Lullwater trail, and really let the forest surround you.

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