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02.09.15 Bucky Turco

According to internal documents obtained by the Daily News, over 1,000 — ONE THOUSAND! — corrections officers took a sick day or just didn’t show up to work at Rikers Island during that hyped up snowstorm on January 27th: The Correction Department force of about 3,000 officers scheduled that day was stretched dangerously thin, department […]

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01.28.15 Norman Siegel

The blizzard of 2015, despite dire predictions, never materialized in New York City. However, the actions taken by public figures in anticipation of a severe storm raise serious questions and concerns. Foremost, is there a protocol for responding to extreme weather conditions? What is the process and criteria for declaring a “state of emergency”? A […]

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Prachi Gupta

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who supported the Eric Garner protests and has admitted to smoking weed, continues to be a man of the people. On Tuesday afternoon, he performed a dramatic reading of an Onion article that gently mocked his preparedness for a storm that never arrived in New York City. Mayor de Blasio just […]

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01.27.15 Aymann Ismail

While some New Yorkers hunker down during an extreme weather event, others venture out and use it to their advantage; like surfers love hurricanes, graffiti writers love snowstorms. Blizzards, even boring ones like last night’s, provide great cover when spray painting art on property without permission. There are less busybodies outside, snowy roads slow motor […]

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Prachi Gupta

With a total ban on travel and no food delivery, New Yorker City residents had little else to do Monday night but cook, sit around, and watch a few flurries fall. The city that never sleeps was incredibly boring by night. But a few individuals kept the city’s spirit alive, refusing to be defeated by […]

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Rhett Jones

Stacy Bell, a reporter for NBC News, had a close call yesterday when a car almost smashed into her while she was reporting from the streets of Long Island. Bell was just doing the usual field report and pointing out the desolate streets as the much-hyped blizzard was forcing everyone inside when a passing car […]

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