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.
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.
Groundhog Day is Monday and Mayor Bill de Blasio is hoping the ceremony will go a little smoother this year.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is declining to discuss the groundhog that died a week after slipping from his grasp.
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.
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.)
The Staten Island Zoo’s celebrity groundhog predicted New York’s brutal winter thus far will hang around a while longer.
Apparently upset over the lack of warm weather, Ohio prosecutor Mike Gmoser has filed an indictment against Phil, charging a “misrepresentation of early spring.”
Groundhogs in the Tri-State Area Saturday did not agree on whether there would be six more weeks of winter.
Jeremy Goodman of the Turtle Back Zoo – located in Essex County, N.J. – stopped by the CBS 2 studios to talk about Groundhog Day.
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.
Staten Island Chuck, the resident rodent prognosticator of the five boroughs, says spring is coming early. Chuck did not see his shadow.
Will we see six more weeks of winter? And what is the origin of the tradition of the groundhog/shadow tradition?
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.