Welcome to de Blasio’s New York: a magical winter wonderland where the streets are deserted and the schools are closed.
The Long Island Expressway, which closed at midnight, is expected to remain closed until 8 a.m. Friday. Interstate 84 remains closed through 8 a.m. as well. I-87 is open to passenger vehicles as of 5 a.m., but the commercial traffic ban will remain in place until 8 a.m. Alternate-side parking rules remain suspended as well.
The MTA, meanwhile, has discontinued express service until future notice.
Customers should expect all subway service to run local through most of AM peak. #MTA
— MTA (@MTA) January 3, 2014
The Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit are operating on a weekend schedule, and officials advise there are delays. Metro-North is operating on a Saturday schedule, and Amtrak is operating on a “snow schedule.”
In de Blasio’s New York, high schoolers wield influence in City Hall. Case in point: this screenshot that floated around the Internet on Thursday…
…followed by this announcement Friday morning:
NYC public schools will be closed Friday, January 3, due to snow. All central and field offices will be open.
— New York City 311 (@nyc311) January 3, 2014
Oh, also? In de Blasio’s New York, it snows inside.
It’s currently snowing INSIDE Brooklyn’s Borough Hall stop. pic.twitter.com/9Qm0gDPDcE
— Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer) January 3, 2014