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Transportation Nation

Someone's Got To Shovel It

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A small army of Department of Sanitation hires have fanned out across the city to clear the way for you.

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WNYC News

A Winter of Backbreaking Work

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Relentless winter weather has meant repeated shoveling and hacking through ice for building owners - at least those who follow the law - and deftly traversing snow banks, slush and icy walkways for pedestrians.

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Transportation Nation

Slush Lakes: An Explainer

Friday, February 14, 2014

Why, why are there slush lakes at every street corner? Doesn't NYC have storm drains? Here's why you're probably vaulting over the small lakes currently forming at many crosswalks.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Snow Storm Update

Friday, January 03, 2014

WNYC reporters and listeners report on the snow removal in the area, and how local government is managing in the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey.  What's your snow story?  Call us at (212)433-9692, that's (212)433-WNYC.

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WNYC News

Will de Blasio Blow Snow?

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t finished appointing his top aides, but he’s already facing a major operational challenge: a snow storm.

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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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Transportation Nation

PHOTO: Subway Snow Remover

Friday, January 20, 2012

MTA Snow Removal Train (MTA photo)

The MTA had one of the lowest moments in weather history during the blizzard of 2010, when buses were stranded and passengers stuck on snow-bound trains for hours. But there's been no opportunity to test out lessons learned this winter.

In advance of the first biggish storm of the season in NYC, a predicted 2-6 inches, the MTA is showing off its snow-removal equipment this time around. The MTA says it will run normal service Saturday, but advices customers to check its mta.info website for updates. All track work and repair is suspended during the storm.

MTA snow removal brush (mta photo)

 

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