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01.03.14 Andy Cush

Definitive proof that New Yorkers’ weather resiliency wasn’t left behind sometime in the 1800s: despite lots of snow, slippery streets, and sub-zero windchill, over 3,000 Citi Bike trips have been taken in the less than 24 hours since snow started falling, NYC Bike Share marketing director Dani Simons tells ANIMAL. For comparison, over 10,000 trips […]

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Andy Cush

Do not call this winter storm “Hercules.” It’s not the thing’s name–winter storms don’t have names–and besides, it’s a silly thing to call what was ultimately pretty minor event anyway. In a stroke of evil genius, The Weather Channel began giving its own names to winter storms in 2012. Gawker explained why this is bad last year, […]

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Bucky Turco

All last night and throughout this morning, it snowed in New York City. As a result, snow accumulated. Some of that snow covered the streets. Some of it fell into subway stations. Some of it even amassed on top of a cab. This is what happens when it snows. (Photo: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Andy Cush

New York City got hit with a lot of snow last night. And while it will surely inconvenience us–and provide Bill de Blasio with the first big challenge of his brand new mayoralty–it will be nothing like the quaint, Dickensian chaos New Yorkers faced a century and a half ago, before the days of SUVs […]

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12.16.13 Marina Galperina & Aymann Ismail

It hasn’t snowed in Cairo in 112 years, according to guesstimate by a guy on Twitter that was taken as a fact, echoed by media outlets around the internet, and then disproven. Suffice it to say that it hasn’t snowed in Cairo in many, many years and Egyptians are pretty excited about it. Let us now celebrate with […]

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12.10.13 Bucky Turco

It’s snowing in a New York City right now and although this has happened before, each time it does, it gets treated as some sort of special weather phenomenon. Here’s what the light accumulation looked like from Lady Liberty’s view this morning by way of Earthcam. (Photo: via @alastormspotter) […]

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02.28.13 Samer Kalaf

Jeremy Bena, an art student from Kansas City, capitalized on a snow day by exercising his abilities. Behold Bena’s Snow Toilet. “I’m an art student, just having fun, trying to make the most of the weather out here. I figured I would, you know, make a toilet,” Bena says in the video, seemingly unaware of […]

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02.08.13 Bucky Turco

Back when I was a kid growing up on Long Island, we had snowstorms all the time, but we didn’t really make a big deal out of it. It just meant that we could go sledding at Captree Hill, throw snowballs at cars, or shovel people’s driveways to make money for weed. Fast forward a […]

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02.07.13 Samer Kalaf

Did you hear? There’s snow coming. You’re fucked. But don’t panic! Here’s the process of how to survive this blizzard. -Panic. -Didn’t you see? There might be a substantial amount of snow. Panic. -Overlook the fact that New England’s way more fucked than you. In some parts of New Hampshire, you need to drive half […]

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01.28.13 Marina Galperina

This is the second best monkey-related video on the internet. How’s your Monday going, by the way? Yeah? Yeah, I know. And there’s snow. Not the fun kind. So here is a seriously cute monkey because BECAUSE. His name is “Vanya.” He’s a Russian monkey. He hops around and shit. Look at him eating snow! LOOK! […]

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