Batten down the hatches. A “crippling” and “potentially historic” blizzard, to quote news reports, has already started. (Will it eclipse the blizzard of 1888, we wonder? That one dropped three feet of snow officially, although pictures show drifts over people’s heads and up to parlor floors in places.)
Today’s blizzard has already been downgraded from three feet to two feet,
but the mayor says subways could close by 3 pm and the subways look likely to stay open this afternoon, though Cuomo has warned public transportation shutdowns could start earlier than anticipated. Transit officials will update at 1 pm.
We’re wondering if Community Board 9 will postpone its meeting to reword the request for a zoning study tonight, a meeting everyone has been waiting for. Tonight’s Gowanus Canal CAG meeting has been postponed, according to an email we just received from the group.
Are those of you with a commute to work or school thinking of putting in a half day or are you just staying put?
Brooklyn Prepares for Historic, Dangerous Blizzard [Eagle]
Crippling and Potentially Historic Blizzard Targets Brooklyn [News 12]
Brooklyn’s Great White Hurricane [Brownstone Detectives]
Photo from Brooklyn Museum via Brownstone Detectives