Groundhog Day

Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on February 2, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

‘Groundhog Day’ Adaptation Coming To Broadway In 2017

For the past couple of years, local jokes about Groundhog Day have had to do with an animal named Staten Island Chuck that slipped from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hands – but not for much longer.

04/02/2015

Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on February 2, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Staten Island Chuck Plays Nice With De Blasio, Indicates There Will Be Early Spring

Groundhog Day 2015 in New York City brought the good news of an early spring, and even more good news for Mayor Bill de Blasio because Staten Island Chuck survived.

02/02/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Jokes Scientists Making Sure ‘No Harm Befalls’ Him, Groundhog

Groundhog Day is Monday and Mayor Bill de Blasio is hoping the ceremony will go a little smoother this year.

01/30/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Happy To Not Hold Staten Island Chuck At Groundhog Day Ceremony

A year after a groundhog slipped from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s grasp during the annual Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day ceremony, the zoo is reportedly making a change to prevent the mayor from handling the animal.

01/08/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Ducks Dead Groundhog Questions

Mayor Bill de Blasio is declining to discuss the groundhog that died a week after slipping from his grasp.

09/29/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Groundhog That Slipped Out Of Mayor De Blasio’s Hands Died A Week Later

The death is just coming to light now, but Staten Island Assemblyman Matthew Titone said the Staten Island Zoo assured him that the fall from the mayor’s hands is not why the groundhog died.

09/25/2014

Bill Murray (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) and Mike Woodson (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Schmeelk: In Alternate Universe, Makers Of ‘Groundhog Day’ Would Sue Knicks

Three plaintiffs — Columbia Pictures, Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil himself — are suing the Knicks over copyright infringement of the film “Groundhog Day.” (This is, of course, purely satirical.)

02/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bill de Blasio Drops Staten Island Chuck; Groundhog Predicts Long Winter

The Staten Island Zoo’s celebrity groundhog predicted New York’s brutal winter thus far will hang around a while longer.

02/02/2014

Ohio prosecutor Mike Gmoser holds a sign indicting Punxsutawney Phil for a "misrepresentation of spring." (credit: CBS 2)

Punxsutawney Phil Indicted For ‘Misrepresentation Of Early Spring’

Apparently upset over the lack of warm weather, Ohio prosecutor Mike Gmoser has filed an indictment against Phil, charging a “misrepresentation of early spring.”

03/22/2013

Groundhog Day

Long Island Groundhog Sees Shadow, Staten Island Groundhog Does Not

Groundhogs in the Tri-State Area Saturday did not agree on whether there would be six more weeks of winter.

02/02/2013

Essex Ed - New York, NY - Feb 2, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

Essex Ed Drops By The CBS 2 Studios

Jeremy Goodman of the Turtle Back Zoo – located in Essex County, N.J. – stopped by the CBS 2 studios to talk about Groundhog Day.

02/01/2013

Jason Bay leaves the field with an injury. (credit:  Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Coutinho: The Nightmare Continues For Mets Left Fielder Jason Bay

The nightmare continues for Bay, who must be feeling like he is living his own personal “Groundhog Day.” He was once again hurt trying to make an aggressive defensive play, which is the only way he knows how to play the game.

06/16/2012

Mayor Bloomberg and Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2012. (credit: Twitter.com/@nycmayorsoffice)

Staten Island Chuck Says ‘Spring Is Coming’

Staten Island Chuck, the resident rodent prognosticator of the five boroughs, says spring is coming early. Chuck did not see his shadow.

02/02/2012

Essex Ed - New York, NY - Feb 2, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

Essex Ed The Groundhog Visits CBS 2

Will we see six more weeks of winter? And what is the origin of the tradition of the groundhog/shadow tradition?

02/02/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Plants Blooming Early From Unseasonably Warm Weather

The calendar may say February, but it doesn’t feel like it. Temperatures are expected to hit 60 degrees today and while that’s good for us, it may not bode well for early blooming plants.

02/01/2012

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