Alex Sverdlov had climbed the volcano alone a year ago. It took him three and a half days to reach the top and get back to sea level. The hike was peaceful and not steep, but it was challenging enough that he decided to summit the volcano again. He was an experienced outdoorsman and strenuous advent ... More >>
It is ugly out there. Winter storm Nika swept into town late last night, bringing with her heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain, traffic jams, public transit delays, and a risk of power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and a quarter inch to f ... More >>
New evidence confirms what we've always known: New Yorkers are the worst. It didn't take more than five seconds of being outside in last week's Polar Vortex to realize that going out to get food was not a viable option, so many hungry patrons across the country took to Grubhub.com and Seamless.com ( ... More >>
It had not started snowing in New York City on Thursday afternoon, but Mayor Bill de Blasio (on his second day on the job) was already cautioning New Yorkers to stay in Thursday night. "Please stay home tonight, and stay off the roads," de Blasio said at a press conference following the swearing-i ... More >>
If you haven't looked out the window yet, this might be news: It's kind of really snowing in New York. No reports of serious traffic accidents. City schools are open. Not to undersell it, though. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that lasts until 5 p.m., and the city ... More >>
Blizzard Warning for NYC from 6AM Fri 2/8 to 1PM Sat 2/9. Forecast: 10-14 inches of snow & strong winds weather.gov/nyc via @notifynyc— City of New York (@nycgov) February 7, 2013 Good luck out there.
Back away from the liquor aisle. After conflicting reports yesterday showed this year's first Nor'easter, inscrutably named Nemo, either splashing a little rain or dumping 38 inches of snow on us and, maybe, ending the world as we know it. The vast discrepancies come from three different weather m ... More >>
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That jump in the citywide crime rate has continued through the sixth week of the year, up over 5 percent so far, with thefts and robbery accounting for the increase. Robberies, burglaries and grand larceny are all up 10 percent citywide. Crime is up through Feb. 12 by double digits in three of the ... More >>
Winter has been weird this year here in New York. The snow has been light, or oddly timed (Halloween is for witch hats, not snow bonnets); many weeks have had one day where it's 20 degrees and one where it's 60; there might be record-breaking winters elsewhere, but the idea that that could happen he ... More >>
Yes, it is Groundhog Day again, which means that across the country, many small rodents are delivering their verdicts on whether we will have six more weeks of "winter." The most famous groundhog authority, Punxsutawney Phil, has seen his shadow and is reporting that we will indeed have six more w ... More >>
It's snowing! Did you notice? Winter finally decided to grace us with its presence, and it brought with it a winter weather advisory that will be in effect until 4 p.m. today. The National Weather service predicts 4 to 5 inches of snow, but says the heaviest downfall will happen before noon. The MTA ... More >>
You are probably aware that snow has come to New York City. Considering you can't yet spend your snow days watching the city's online map that will track when salt spreaders or plows went down city streets (if you're intrigued you can watch Mayor Bloomberg discuss the tool at this morning's press c ... More >>
WTF, weather? For days we've been sashaying about complaining and/or rejoicing (whether we're feeling glass-half-empty or glass-half-full) about the bizarre temperate weather. Our actual winter coat has only been worn, like, twice! But today, in weird conjunction with the MTA's announcement t ... More >>
In a TRUE STORY that surely has the makers of Coors Light peeing themselves in glee (or pouring Coors Lights down their pants?), a 52-year-old man named Clifton Vial survived being stranded in his Toyota in an Alaskan snowdrift for three days in negative-degree temperatures, with no cell serv ... More >>
Millions of people lost power and at least three deaths were reported as a result of yesterday's snowstorm along the east coast. States in the Northeast were hit the hardest and CNN reports parts of New Jersey were buried in as much as 15.5 inches of snow. Airline cancellations stranded passe ... More >>
"L" is for WHAT THE FUCK?Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not ... More >>
Here you go, New Yorkers depressed over this season's interminable blizzards and "wintry mix": You're in good company. 76 percent of Northeasterners consider winter a downer, and 4 in 10 Americans say weather affects their mood. But there's an unsuspected upside: Bad weather actually means mo ... More >>
This just in: Punxsutawney Phil has not seen his shadow. According to tradition, this means the prophetic groundhog has predicted an early spring as opposed to six more weeks of winter. Just in time for an ice storm!
Although our winter storm warning has been downgraded to an advisory, the weather still has the makings of something rather apocalyptic. It's being called "life-threatening." Across the nation, people are freaking out. Even people in England are worried about our well-being (or are smugly enj ... More >>
Are you an optimist? Do you think winter will be over after the upcoming deathstorm kills you and everyone you love? If Las Vegas is to be believed (which they always are), brace yourself for six more weeks of this crap.
• There is a "historic winter storm" headed across the U.S. that meteorologists predict will last through Wednesday and impact a third of the U.S. population, primarily in the Midwest and the South. New York may get an ice storm (currently a "snow to wintry mix" is predicted for Tuesday). B ... More >>
Yesterday we posted video of the New York City cab that caught on fire in Wednesday's snowstorm and suddenly exploded. No one was injured, except, financially, the cabbie himself, who has been ticketed due to his vehicle blocking the road when a tow truck failed to come and get it soon enough ... More >>
Remember that video from last month's snowstorm of the snow plow smashing into the car without any care? Unfortunately for someone, the same thing has happened again during this snowstorm. In a twist of fate, this accident took place on the same exact street in Brooklyn Heights! Video of the ... More >>
Never take a cab in a snowstorm. This is advice we feel extremely strongly about. Best case scenario, it never goes well, and you will fear for your life more than once. Worst case scenario, your cab explodes. This happened last night.
The New York Times interviewed a "weather hobbyist" today, who says he's crunched the numbers and predicts that New York is going to get a lot more snow this winter.
Mayor Bloomberg, still facing the wrath of New Yorkers disgruntled with last week's snow clean-up, held a press conference today, reassuring panicked citizens that the city will be able to handle tomorrow's snowstorm.That's supposed to be reassuring, or something, but since there are only five in ... More >>
What can we say? It's been a blast. Stay safe and away from dirty piles of melting snow, don't do anything we would (or wouldn't) do, depending on your own personal style and previous criminal history, and above all, ENJOY. We'll see all of y'all in 2011!
Has your street been cleared yet? Turns out the city's cleanup workers aren't really sure. The New York Times talked to the city's Department of Sanitation today and found that the city's method of tracking street maintenance during snowstorms is (surprise!) "notably incomplete and potential ... More >>
Magnolia Bakery's walks were shoveled, but a shortage of workers kept the place closed. For restaurants in the West Village, digging out from the reported 20 inches of snow last night -- still blowing and drifting in a harsh wind gusting up to 40 mph -- opening the premises to foot traffic w ... More >>
viaAccording to those on the ground, the snow has started to fall in New York City, where blizzards are expected to drop at least a foot of snow on Sunday. Wind and white stuff have grounded flights in the Northeast, including out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to neighboring Ne ... More >>
quietfish.comRemember, only use clean snow! Now that New York City has had its first snowfall, no matter how pitiful of a flurry it was, it's time to think about maple taffy, that glorious confection invented by our friends up North who can't ever drive to the grocery store because there's f ... More >>
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Cocoa Bar's hot chocolate goes well with a sudden snowfall, but will it make our 10 best? Tomorrow, with a nod to snowstorms of the recent past and imminent future, we turn both our thoughts and cold little hands to hot chocolate. Ours is a city that embraces the full spectrum of hot chocolat ... More >>
It took a break for a while, but like Jason in the Friday the 13th movies it came back meaner than ever. Now we're told the snow may get as high as 16 inches. A lot of people still went to work, but we're already hearing about employees being sent home early. Some of us, alas, can't stop. B ... More >>
As if the snowstorm didn't do enough to slow down holiday shopping, the AP is reporting that Macy*s Herald Square flagship store was evacuated an hour ago because of heavy smoke from an escalator fire between the 3rd and 4th floors. The Fire Department says there were no injuries.
A Cold Wave-worshipping crew drags frigid, gothic pop darkness into the light
Looks pretty damn good, right? And who doesn't love a traditional hot breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast? But look a bit closer to discover that the breakfast is a knitted one, more suited to covering your ass in cold weather than sliding down your gullet. This mercery masterpiece was created by ... More >>
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