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  No, this is not hyperbole, or a cry for help, or a not-especially-subtle hint to our bosses that we'd like this four day week to get even shorter. It's the official decree of the MTA, which is now encouraging us all to leave work and get back home as quickly as possible. The full statement below: The MTA urges customers to leave work early today and finish traveling early tonight, especially those who use Metro-North...
This is it. This is the snowfall we've all been waiting for. Polar Vortex II is turning out to be one of those rare sequels that is actually better than the origin story. That first polar vortex? It was nothing but a couple of cold days in a row. What we're looking at today—the 8-12 inches of snow and temperatures dropping as low as 9 degrees—is really just the beginning. The New York Times reports "it’s not...
Just in time for the weekend comes the unwelcome news, via Gothamist, that that "polar vortex" we all suffered through a couple weeks ago? It's coming back. A similar cold snap is expected to happen in the last couple weeks of the month, and like last time, will start in the midwest and get slightly (but only slightly) better by the time it reaches the northeast. "The pattern has the potential to produce days of...
Lest you thought the G train could ever catch a break, or that machines are impervious to the suffering incurred by this "polar vortex," the weather is also kicking the already-down subway line, as planned overnight repairs have been partially suspended in light of the hideous cold. Work on the tracks between Bedford-Nostrand and Church Ave was scheduled to take place every night this week, but has been canceled for tonight and tomorrow. So, if...