Snowpocalypse In Brooklyn Heights: #Hercules Open Thread

Well, that just happened. Some call it #Hercules, we call it snow. Post your photos, gripes and other comments below!

NYC schools are closed (they announced in the wee hours this morning, how ’bout that?). More news from our pals at CBS New York here.

Other closings:

Due to today’s snow storm, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is closed.

We will re-open tomorrow, Saturday, January 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm, for normal business hours.

Please visit our website or call 718-735-4400 for further updates.

Keep safe and warm!

Photo via @fab_40


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  • Jorale-man

    It looks nice from in my warm apartment…though I dread going out into it.

    Interesting how the Weather Channel’s attempts to “brand” winter storms is catching on.

  • Fab_40

    Thank you for the photo credit.
    It’s freezing out. The snow isn’t the problem but the cold and the drifts.

  • PolishBear

    Since when have snow events EVER had names? Hurricanes and typhoons have names, given to them by the appropriate government agency. Snow storms do NOT have names. The National Weather Service (NWS) hasn’t named the snow, nor has the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It’s only The Weather Channel that has started naming every single snow storm.

    You’ve probably heard it said that if you repeat something enough, people will believe it. Well, The Weather Channel has done such a great job with this publicity stunt that some news websites are actually reporting that this winter storm was dubbed “Hercules” by THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE! …. which, of course, is not true.

  • Pineappler

    Someone hit my car parked at the corner of Clark St and Henry St and drove off. :(

  • Michael Rock

    Cadman Plaza Snowpocolypse.

  • BrooklynBugle

    Agree with you BUT we will never, ever pass up an opportunity to post the Eddie Murphy clip above.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    This just in from Florida:

    Just to let you know that here in Stuart, Florida we’re dealing
    with our own cold front. Weather is intolerable,wind chill factor and your
    talking 54 degrees. All convertible vehicle owners have been advised to
    keep their tops up. Let me tell you-it’s no picnic here. Many of my neighbors
    who have toupee’s or walkers have been alerted to stay indoors. Because of
    chattering teeth those with dentures have been advised to stay home. We’re
    hanging in.

    Will keep you informed.

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I also could argue that the media (including this blog) over hyping simple snow storms is a bit out of control. It’s a snow storm guys. We live in NYC, it’s January. Why is this a major deal?

    If only we put as much attention to other areas of our lives as talking about the weather.

  • King Lou

    Just saw this about an hour ago by the dog run. The guy was coming down that side-street at the bottom of the dog run, which was still pretty snowy, and smashed into the lamp post. Everyone was ok. The truck… not so much.

  • Claude Scales

    Montague Street Promenade entrance:

  • Claude Scales

    Remsen Street, between Hicks and Montague Terrace:

  • Claude Scales

    St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church:

  • Claude Scales

    The Casino’s Frosty welcomes the snow:

  • AnnofOrange

    Delightful! Sense of humor without snark….refreshing!

  • AnnofOrange

    Looks like it was a truck from the height of the damage. Bummer!

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Barry replies:

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  • Lois

    Interesting clip. This should have its own posting.