Riders on the A train who took Bloomberg's advice didn't fare so well:
Some 500 weary and frustrated straphangers were stuck on a disabled A train in Queens for seven hours after the blizzard sapped power to the third rail.
"This train is completely dead," the conductor announced at one point.
The Manhattan-bound subway, filled with passengers from Kennedy Airport who already had waited hours for flights that were ultimately canceled, came to an abrupt halt between the Aqueduct and Rockaway Blvd. stations at about 1 a.m. The train later moved to Aqueduct station, but the passengers have not been let out despite the desperate need for bathrooms, water and food.
"It wasn't like the storm just snuck up on us," said David Kelley, 25, who tried unsuccessfully to get to his security job at Kennedy before being forced to turn around. "They were aware ... They need to have a backup plan. This isn't a Third World country. This is New York City."
The passengers received some hope with an announcement that a rescue train was on the way -- only to hear a second announcement a short time later: "The rescue train is stuck."
At about 8 a.m., seven hours after their ordeal began, the passengers were finally released.
A conductor estimated that 500 passengers were on the train -- including a Daily News reporter.
This city IS third world.
Really rich and wealthy people who never get near the subway unless they take it to work for political reasons (like Bloomberg.)
And then the poor suckers who get stuck on an A train for 7 hours after being stuck at the airport for hours and aren't even allowed to get off the train to go to the bathroom.
I hope all of those folks got off at Bloomberg's stop and peed outside his door.