snow days or lack thereof
Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a barrage of questions today over his decision to keep schools open, despite forecasts of up to 14 inches of snow
For the lion’s share of more than 30 minutes of on-topic questioning following a storm update at the city’s Office of Emergency Management headquarter in Brooklyn, the new mayor and his schools chancellor repeatedly tried to explain their call to keep schools open during the sixth major storm in as many weeks.
Weathering The Storm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s teenage son Dante raised some eyebrows yesterday when he seemed to boast to a friend that he was working on convincing his dad to call a snow day and cancel schools.
But Mr. de Blasio didn’t seem to mind the prodding, telling reporters today it was perfectly expected.
The Land of Ice & Snow
As Winter Storm Nemo descends upon New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging residents of the five boroughs to “take it easy” and stay indoors tonight. At a press conference on the city’s storm plans this afternoon he even shared some suggested activities for those who are snowed in.
“Tonight, what’s a good idea? Cook a meal. Stay home. Read a good book. Just take it easy,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “Remember there are a lot of people who are going to be out there shoveling the snow. … You just don’t want to get in their way.”
Mr. Bloomberg also revealed his own plans for weathering the storm.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says today’s snowstorm won’t be as bad as the epic “Snowpocalypse” of 2010.
“We don’t think that people are going to be that inconvenienced,” the mayor said in a radio interview with John Gambling this morning.
Though he didn’t give any dire warnings about the storm, Mayor Bloomberg did have some advice about helping your neighbors survive the wintry weather.