The predicted blizzard was pretty quiet here in Brooklyn. i, for one, am perfectly happy to have a day off from the world. So, the kids came home early. We romped in the snow. And took a day off from life, as the city took a pause, enjoying "Emergency mode" during the "indefinite street shutdown." The 1996 blizzard was one of my favorite New York moments. The city is delicious in the snow. The hype this time was over the top, as the Onion lampooned.
NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In The Tempest’ noted the Onion.
Countless friends posted that message to facebook, adding their own messages. Some were snarky or clever, others made predictions, or ranted.
|morgan jenness posted this map, noting we all fell into line: shop, panic, and "martial law practice."|
Others made the protests they had planned.
Minister Erik R. McGregor Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators will be meeting in New York City starting January 26. The corporate media is telling the world that Fast Track legislation is a done deal. We must show them that it isn’t.
After a meeting at work, i went to yoga.
Our stroll through Carroll gardens brought us striking views of the beauty of New York in a snowstorm, a tree knocked down by Sandy two and a half years ago, and a moment for a snow flurry.
"Love a snowy day n NYC. No school tomorrow. Lotsa food, drink, wood here at home. Be safe and stay warm everyone. Peace."
And we settled in for a quiet night with buddies. Others posted messages looking out for new friends.
Some were annoyed with the hype and cancellations. But others seemed pretty ok with it. Nothing wrong with New York taking a day off. My friend Spence Halperin made the best post rant about the storm.