Tag Archives | blizzard 2010

Never Again! Levin Sends Firm Yet Warm and Fuzzy Email About Snow Screw Up to District

A missive has just arrived at the BHB Blizzard 2010 Newsdesk from our man in the NYC Council Steve Levin. We appreciate his concern about Brooklyn Heights streets being cleared soon. We appreciate even more that this email is an excuse to re-use our totally awesome Photoshopped Levin storm photo:

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Dirtbags! Slow Snow Clean Up Sanitation Department Conspiracy “Snitches” Say

The NY Post reports today that the lack of swift snow clean up in Brooklyn Heights and the rest of NYC’s “outer boroughs” was due to a work slow down staged by “Sanitation Department bosses” to protest budget cuts in the division. The “plot” was uncovered by NYC Council member Dan Halloran of Queens:

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Name That Storm

Homer called last February’s storm “Snowpocalypse”, a name that has been used for the recent event by Melissa Whitworth, the Brooklyn resident New York correspondent for Britain’s The Telegraph. Meanwhile, Gothamist has come up with “Blizzageddon”. Any other suggestions? (Mine would be Gale, but that dates me.)

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DSNY invades the Heights or Is Your Street Plowed Yet?

In the last 15 minutes I saw snowplows and/or salters on Joralemon, Schermerhorn, Atlantic and State Streets, making a fevered effort to finish up street clearing (my taxi driver said the Mayor had promised every street would be clear by 7 AM tomorrow. Most streets in the South Heights look fairly clear, which should be […]

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Parking Rules Suspended Again; How to Complain About Abandoned Cars

Notify NYC has duly notified us of yet another extension of the suspension of alternate side parking rules and parking meter requirements, now through tomorrow, Thursday, December 30. (Think they’ll go for the whole week? Wait and see.) They’ve also added this: Abandoned vehicles are making it difficult for plows to clear snow from city […]

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Brooklyn Heights Blizzard Etiquette 101 or Winter Wonderland, Please!

We received this suggestion for an Open Thread topic  from a BHB reader who wishes to remain anonymous.  It’s about being kind to your neighbors, being courteous and maybe SHOVELING YOUR SIDEWALK after a blizzard. Here’s the full email:

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Clark Street Finally Plowed

Clark Street, like most streets in Brooklyn Heights, remained unplowed since Sunday’s storm.  Last night plows finally arrived and cleared the way as photos tweeted to us from @cfohlin show.

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Waiting for Go-Tow: Sanitation Plows Struggle for Hours on Columbia Place (Video)

BHB reader @tarekp sends in this video of two NYC Sanitation garbage truck/plows attempting to navigate Columbia Place yesterday.  How long did it take them? Let’s just say that it’s a time-lapse video.  See it after the jump.

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Channel 7 Talks to Owner of Snow Plowed Auto

WABC-TV spoke to the owner of one of the cars smashed by city sanitation workers towing a plow yesterday at Hicks and Joralemon Streets, who asked to remain anonymous.  Why?  Seems like she fears retribution by angry sanitation workers.

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Marty Wants to Hear Your Blizzard Related Issues and Problems

This just in from Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz:

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