The blizzard has taken over the city; this morning you were either boots deep in the white stuff or smartly snug in bed. The storm's true extent was not covered in any of the print editions of major newspapers, because the niveous blast happened mostly over night. We've been left to Twitter, Facebook, and the like to discover how the city is responding to the whiteout.
Allison Silver, Opinions Editor over at Politico, sent this photo of a realistic snow man sculpture. Is that John Boehner frozen under there?
GofG's own Rachelle Hruska captured Jane St last night...
and this morning...
On his Tumblr, he noted via Instagram a canceled Amtrak train. Do not even think of leaving this city.
BoweryBoogie caught some of the action from Ludlow St.'s midnight snowball fight.
Tinsley Mortimer was gobsmacked: "Wow SO much snow!!"
The City's Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Sterne, has been using her twitter for humanitarian aid: "The Mayor will give an update on the storm response at 9:30 a.m. Watch at http://nyc.gov or NYC TV Channel 74."
And she kept the public informed on closings: "Due to the snowstorm, both La Marqueta and Essex Street Market are closed today."
She's also rocking a Tumblr here.
Michael Bloomberg, for his part, said, "For the record, I had to wait a whole minute and a half for my train to downtown Manhattan."