Remember late February last year when it snowed for 16 hours straight but Bloomberg said school was in session for the next day despite the 12+ inches of snow that were forecast to fall?
Oh, yeah - I remember.
In fact, New York City got more than 17 inches of snow that day, just a couple of inches less than what fell on December 26-27, 2010.
And yet, Bloomberg was confident the streets could be plowed in time for kids to get to school so he said schools were open.
Turned out the storm was pretty bad, the city couldn't get plowed in time for the rush hour and Bloomberg had to call off school at 5 AM, much to his chagrin.
Fast forward to yesterday - three additional inches of snow fell on the city and once again, Bloomberg underplayed the severity of the storm.
But this time, snow removal was extra slow and many streets are still not plowed more than 29 hours after the last snow flakes fell.
Many on the city are irate at how poorly Bloomberg handled the storm.
A commenter in this thread asks the following:
In February Bloomberg was praised for his quick clean up on a school day. Since he thinks he believes in children first. Does that mean adults second or last when there is no public school?
It's a really good question to ask:
Would Bloomberg have gotten the city plowed faster if school had been in session instead of Christmas break?
Did he fall down on the job because he didn't have to worry about having to close schools?