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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Storm Kills Person In Park, Bloomberg Says Schools Open

I'm watching CBS TV Channel 2. The 5:00 news opened like this (I'm paraphrasing):

"The storm battering New York has already killed a person but Mayor Bloomberg says New York City schools will be open."

That's truly an amazing way for them to open the news.

CBS2 reports that they have closed parts of the park and Fifth Avenue because the snow is very wet and heavy and tree limbs are falling.

They're afraid other people might killed by falling limbs.

The storm is expected to worsen and may dump between 10-16 inches onto the city before it ends tomorrow night.

It is really wet and slick out there, but the scarier thing is the heavy snow on trees and even buildings.

So it's bad, bad enough to kill a man, but not bad enough to close schools

UPDATE: FOX 5 says the accumulating snow will continue all the way until Friday night - 10-16 inches for the city, 15-20 inches for the suburbs.

FOX-5 also reports that part of a tree fell onto a bus on Fifth Avenue from the weight of the snow. No one was injured but part of Fifth Avenue remains closed.

Of course a tree limb killed a man in the park earlier today.

It's bad and it's going to get worse tonight and go well into tomorrow.

Marica Kramer from CBS2 talked to parents in Manhattan and every one was angry that schools will be open tomorrow. Kramer said (I'm paraphrasing): "The anger over the mayor's decision may have him want to take this test of leadership pass-fail."

But what I heard the mayor say is "Our education system is to educate our children. So that;s what we're going to do. Schools will be open tomorrow.


Just hope nobody else gets hurt or worse.


  1. Maybe a tree will fall on Bloombergs limo the one he takes to work before he hops on the train with 2 bodyguards for a stop or two.

  2. If only Bloomberg and Klein were in the same limo...a girl can dream can't she?

  3. Then when the school system reports record lows in attendance for both students and faculty he'll use this to further his bullshit agenda to close more schools for the sake of charters.

  4. Let's hope Bloomberg and Klein go for a walk in City Hall Park today.