Some flakes began to fall about a block after we set off for the subway at dinner time to hook up with our friends. By the time we arrived in the east 20's it was coming down smartly. When we left the Jazz Standard it was pouring snow with already about an inch accumulated. So far we've got at least 10 inches in Central Park. The wind is getting nasty. So I was wrong about what we'd get out of this storm. (But I like to be optimistic about these things -- since snow in the City is such a pita.)
|Butler on the piano of course; Steve Bernstein, one of the best trumpet musicians currently around ; Steve also conducted the Hot 9. Great performance, and I felt I was back in New Orleans. Until I went outside again.|
My other prognostications for yesterday, however, all turned out correct.
Plus the pulled pork is now cooked. I turned on the crock pot about 3:30 PM yesterday, and by this morning it was perfect. Who knew? It was a lot easier than doing in the oven.
Everything is closed -- schools, etc. Except the subways, though a few of them have been barned to keep them out of harm's way.
Tonight it's supposed to be 5 degrees. A dramatic beginning to 2014, and to NYC's de Blasio's spanking new mayorship. Incidentally, there's a vid posted on the NY Times website of Bill de Blasio shoveling the snow in front of the family's Brooklyn house. I thought they'd agreed as a family to move into Gracie Mansion? But on fb, again, according to the Times, when their son's friends asked him to pressure his dad to close school in NYC today, NYC's first lady posted as response to what Dante would be doing if the schools were closed, photos of a snow shovel and sack of salt. Incidentally2, the video of the shoveling mayor is very short ....