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03.09.15 Prachi Gupta

America was once broken, tattered and torn. The cold came in and killed all that was good and noble and free atop the Brooklyn Bridge. But the Department of Transportation has vanquished the evil and restored our symbol of pride: #NYCDOT raises new American flags on top of the #BrooklynBridge today, a refreshing sight after […]

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02.16.15 Prachi Gupta

It’s so cold in New York City that the harbor looks like the Arctic Ocean, floating ice chunks and all. The temperature hit a low of 4 degrees on Monday morning, with a wind chill that made it feel more like -15. New York’s coldest February 16th on record, however, remains 1888 when it was […]

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02.13.15 Nicholas Rohaidy

It’s cold. It’s February in New York City, of course it is cold. After three months of runny noses, perpetually dark skies and bulky coats, it would be easy to dismiss the cries of New Yorkers as winter fatigue. But at least today, they’re right. It’s brutally cold here even in broader terms. Looking at […]

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11.13.14 Amy K. Nelson

There is a cold front across this entire country and here in New York City, it’s going to be fucking cold on Thursday, and all week. There might even be snow overnight, which has everyone trying to guess how bad a winter it will be. Here’s a tip that will save everyone time, including The […]

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01.07.14 Andy Cush

This afternoon, ANIMAL ventured out into the frozen tundra that is currently Hell’s Kitchen to ask people one question: What the hell are you doing outside right now? Between a lot of “going to work” and “getting lunch,” we got some interesting responses, including one from a very serious journalist who was having none of […]

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Bucky Turco

There’s no escaping the polar vortex that has gripped the nation. The cold snap has reached the highest levels of the U.S. government, right into the oval office itself. Politico was curious if President Obama knows about the freezing weather and reached out for a comment. They report: President Barack Obama knows about the severe […]

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01.28.13 Samer Kalaf

Dripping faucets are a wasteful nuisance, but as this video shows, dripping fire hydrants are much, much worse. This video taken on Nelson Avenue in the Bronx shows how in this cold weather, a small leak over time can coat a large part of the street in ice. It’s rather fascinating (and dangerous). There’s a […]

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01.24.13 Andy Cush

As you probably already know, the weather has been ungodly cold in New York this week. According to the Weather Channel, it’s 15 degrees Fahrenheit in Brooklyn at the time of this writing, and feels like 3 with wind chill factored in. And while these temperatures are difficult for anyone to bear, for many residents of the […]

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01.11.13 Marina Galperina

This is the Orda Cave, the biggest underwater crystal cave in the world in Perm, Russia. On the day of this mystical photo-shoot with the two-times free diving world champion Natalia Avseenko, it was -32.8F outside. The water was a brisk 41 F. Nice face, Natalia. Very stoic… considering you’re floating in ice slushy. It’s so cold here, […]

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01.07.11 Lauri Apple

When giving speeches, Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly likes the room to be cold–even freezing, by some accounts. It’s weird! But is it also dangerous? […]

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