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Staten Island Chuck

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

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

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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

Rattlesnake Ridge at the Staten Island Zoo (Photo/Facebook)

Staten Island Zoo Features Much More Than Just Chuck

The zoo is building an outdoor space for the Amur leopard along with opening a new exhibit titled “Rattlemania.” They also recently got a Kinkajou.

02/05/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on Groundhog Day - Staten Island, NY - Feb 2, 2011 - Photo: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office

Does Mayor Mike Still Have Grudge Against S.I. Chuck?

At the end of Wednesday’s Groundhog Day ceremony, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had some choice words for the toothy, weather-prediciting rodent.

02/04/2011

(Photo/Mona Rivera)

Weather Worries Cancel Groundhog Day In Malverne

For the first time in 15 years Groundhog Day has been cancelled in a Long Island town. Malverne Mel will not be able to come out and predict the weather Wednesday because of the latest winter storm.

02/01/2011