Where was Mike Bloomberg last night? Not in Bermuda! Nope, reports Bowery Boogie: He was taking photos at a Rangers game! That’s cool, though, because he’d already called a weather emergency. And, guess what? The city rocked the snow handling, big time! At a press briefing today following the 9 inches of snow we got over the night, Bloomberg said, via the Daily News, that the city did WAY better this time.
In fact, “I think the city’s response for nine years [and] 70-odd storms has been exemplary,” he said. “Things did not work in that one storm.”
The Observer points out that this go-round was seen less as a wholesale “redemption” than just a chance to do better. Which happened, even though snow levels were not quite the same. In fact, we hear that the snow was so minimal as to have prevented a [rumored] group of topless dancers (née strippers) from taking to the streets to show people how to shovel.
Oh well. There’s always the next time to do it better.
UPDATE/CORRECTION: Via DNAInfo, the strippers showed, only to get ushered back inside by the cops.
The NYPD reminded the troupe from the Cheetah Club — who wore stilettos and unbuttoned jackets revealing nothing but bare skin underneath — that Times Square was a now a family neighborhood.
Again, there’s always next time.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2011