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Massachusetts Stole All Our Snow

So, last night's apocalyptic, city-crippling blizzard turned out to be...a pretty typical snowstorm. Teehee! But while our subways ran empty for naught, New England still got walloped, with about two feet of snow blanketing southern Massachusetts and Tom Brady's balls. [ more › ]

"Life-Threatening" Blizzard Warning Can't De-Frat The East Village

Nothing, not even dire ALL CAPS warnings about a LIFE-THREATENING BLIZZARD can stop bros in the East Village from being their wonderful fratastic selves. So it was last night when a handful of jovial young men dragged a table out onto snowy First Avenue to enjoy a high-spirited game of beer pong. Show More Summary

Man Shot Four Times On Rivington Street, Shooter Still At Large

Police are searching for a suspect wanted for shooting a man four times in the back on the Lower East Side Monday evening, leaving him in critical condition. Here's video of the suspect: [ more › ]

Snow What: How Much Actually Fell In NYC And Other Areas

The historic ALL CAPS blizzard that was supposed to clobber NYC (everything was shut down) has turned into a big "Hey, we got lucky!" moment. So as the meteorologists start apologizing, let's see what the totals for the region actually were. [ more › ]

Weatherman Apologizes

A meteorologist for the National Weather Service office that oversees the bulk of New Jersey has sacked up and apologized for completely freaking everyone out about the blizzard that wasn't. Gary Szatkowski, the meteorologist who runs the weather service station in Mt. Show More Summary

[UPDATE] NYC Travel Ban Lifted, MTA Service Will Resume This Morning

[UPDATE BELOW] Mayor de Blasio lifted the city-wide travel ban this morning after that devastating blizzard turned out to be just a bunch of stupid snow. There's about 7.8 inches in Central Park this morning—not the 24 inches or more that was expected—and current forecasts don't call for much more additional accumulation today. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Watch The Sisyphean Progression Of NYC's Plows

Cops getting roughed up at Penn Station, the NFL is a no fun league, nursing homes are shady, NYU's staggering profit and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Blizzarded NYers Frantically Strip Grocery Shelves Bare

Acting on news reports that an impending blizzard will leave New Yorkers snowbound until May, frantic local residents stocked up on supplies today, virtually emptying out local supermarkets. There is currently no food left in New York City: [ more › ]

Here Are Some Hot Blizzard Deals For Cheap Food & Booze In NYC

Today's food news has been all about grocery grumbles and delivery downers, but there's at least one silver lining to the pounds of precipitation we're getting: Hot Blizzard Specials. Some of the city's enterprising eateries are dishing out deals to entice you out of your igloo and dine in the deluge. These specials will be alleviated of alliteration, we promise. [ more › ]

Blizzard 2015: MTA Subway & Bus Service Will End At 11 p.m. Tonight

The MTA and Port Authority will be shutting down the city's mass transit at 11 p.m., as well as restricting travel on all roads, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced moments ago. [ more › ]

Uber Promises Not To Gouge You That Much During The Blizzard

Just so we're all clear on this: Your Uber driver is not allowed to pull any "surge pricing" funny business over the next couple blizzard days. Per Uber's agreement with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, prices are not allowed to exceed 2.8 times the usual fare. Here's a statement from Uber: [ more › ]

Here's A Little Taste Of Tonight's Commute...

If you're lingering at work simply because you're dreading the commute home, well, maybe don't scroll any further. The MTA is preparing to curtail express train service after rush hour, and will be storing most trains underground tonight in order to bounce back faster after the storm passes. Show More Summary

Blizzard 2015: NJ Transit Rail Service Ends at 10PM, Will Resume On THURSDAY

NJ hasn't gone the way of Connecticut by banning all travel during this blizzard, but NJ Governor Chris Christie is asking everyone to attempt to stay off the roads. Which will be especially hard, since NJ Transit train service is shutting down tonight and won't be back until the Thursday morning commute! [ more › ]

Watch A NYC Blizzard Livestream From Some Guy's House In Queens

No need to crane your neck out your window or get up from that couch if you want to see the blizzard, someone in Queens (weather photographer Scott McPartland) has set up a camera focused on a quiet street in the borough showing the blizzard in real time. Show More Summary

These Magical Star-Shaped Snowflakes Are Swirling Through NYC

It's been snowing star-shaped snowflakes everywhere from Brooklyn to Jersey. Gothamist's Monica Schmelzer saw them around 2 p.m., noting, "The girl next to me at the crosswalk noticed when I did, and we both giggled with glee before walking into the liquor store." [ more › ]

What To Do If Your Food Delivery Person Makes It Through The Blizzard

There's no escaping it: NYC will be buried under several feet of snow starting right about now. If you didn't get in line for the grocery store sometime around last week, you'll be relying on nearby restaurants to provide sustenance to see this thing through. Show More Summary

Video: Here's What NYC Looked Like During The Historic Snowstorm Of 1947

One of the biggest snowstorms to hit the city was on December 26th and 27th of 1947. By the end of those two days, Central Park was blanketed in a whopping 26.4 inches of snow. According to, the blizzard held rank as the biggest...Show More Summary

New Forecast Predicts Up To THREE FEET Of Snow In Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens

As you've perhaps heard by now a classic nor'easter is about to head up the coast and bring blizzard conditions to our area tonight and tomorrow. The storm, which brought snow across the southeast over the weekend is now moving off the North Carolina coast and is pushing tremendous amounts of tropical moisture ahead of it. Show More Summary

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