This is the first winter since a new state law took effect, holding drivers responsible for clearing snow and ice from their vehicles, and police have been writing citations.
After a winter of frozen tracks, delayed trains and fare hikes, commuters who use Metro-North’s New Haven line are now getting hit with a major service reduction.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hoping to get federal aid to cover the cost of clean-up from the post-Christmas blizzard as he continued to take some heat for a trip he took with his family to Disney World during the storm.
Paterson said he was seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in all five boroughs for the costs of response, debris removal and repairs to public property.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials hit the Big Apple on Wednesday to see whether the damage from last week’s storm meets the threshold of $25 million for federal aid.
“A lot these great trees have been here for 80, 100-years, and you know, it’s changed the character of this neighborhood forever,” said resident Jason Steinberg.
The one city block with the most severe structual damage from Thursday’s storm was Quincy Street in Bedford Stuyvesant. The NYC Buildings Department was on the scene where six row houses suffered major damage.
Parts of the tri-state area were still cleaning up after Monday night’s wild weather.
A baby boutique on the Upper East Side was severely damaged by a yellow taxi cab.