The hearings made it crystal clear — the city’s response to the Dec. 26 blizzard was too little, too late, and key decisions were simply not made by city leaders on autopilot.
Members of the Bloomberg administration will finally be called on the carpet on Monday to publicly explain how they blew the blizzard response.
Even though Friday’s storm wasn’t much to speak about in the five boroughs, the City’s aggressive response was a comfort to many still upset from the blizzard.
New York City took a beating during last week’s blizzard, and as it turns out, so did Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s popularity, particularly in the outer boroughs.
Police said a 26-year-old man jumped from a 9th floor Manhattan window Sunday, but had his fall padded by a pile of uncollected trash bags.
For most New Yorkers, the beauty of the holidays is being overshadowed by the ugliness of growing mounds of garbage.
Even as Mayor Bloomberg now admits the city could have done better in response to the winter white-out brought on by a post-Christmas blizzard, he’s not taking all the blame.
As you all know, a holiday blizzard walloped the Tri-State Area over the weekend. It is now Tuesday and many people are still snowed in, and several streets remain untouched.
New Yorkers could face a hefty fine if they don’t start removing snow, ice and dirt from sidewalks.