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