Snow Alert! Another Foot Expected; Flooding in Australia; Indoor Park Pops Up in Nolita


• New York is battening down the hatches in preparation for another winter storm. Weatherpeople are estimating that five to nine inches of snow — possibly even a foot, with some estimates skewing higher — will fall, starting tonight, and going until Wednesday morning. The snow alert starts at 6 p.m.! Airlines are already warning about delays and cancellations. Bloomberg will hold a briefing midday. [NY1, WNYC]

• The average response time to life-threatening medical emergencies the day after the last snowstorm hit was 55 minutes. [NYP]

Flooding in Australia, the worst in 37 years, has killed 10 people. Three quarters of Queensland has been declared a disaster area. [CNN]

Verizon and AT&T are “trading taunts” over Verizon’s impending announcement that it will offer the iPhone. For example: “‘I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane,’ Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, said in a company statement.” Can’t we all just get along, guys? [NYT]

• Pat’s Papers SOS last week got the site a spot on the NY Mag approval matrix. [Pat’s Papers]

• A pop-up (indoor) park has opened in Nolita (at OpenHouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street). [NYC The Blog]

• There is a drill rig at the BP Station on East Houston, apparently to test soil samples for a new building. [Bowery Boogie]


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 11, 2011

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