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BVT News Roundup 4 January 2014.

Scenes from around a snowbound New York City, which, according to mayor Bill DeBlasio, received about ten inches.  The storm, which swept through on the mayor’s second and third day in office, closed city schools and disrupted roadways, trains and buses.  (Photos: Outside and inside in Brooklyn by Todd Heisler / New York Times; jogging through Riverside Park in Manhattan by Mike Segar / Reuters; Harlem by Karsten Moran / NYT; the Brooklyn Bridge by Andrew Gombert / EPA; and Times Square tourists by Darren Ornitz / Reuters via NY Times)

“I give Dante an ‘A’ for effort and a ‘D’ for punctuality.”

Mayor BILL DeBLASIO, during a morning press conference updating the snow response efforts in New York City; here, the mayor was referring to his own son’s efforts to shovel out the front of his home in Brooklyn, adding that Dante is “not a morning person.”

Heh.

(via WNBC TV)

BVT News Roundup 1 January 2014.

We’re gonna need a bigger floatie.

DOGGONE GOOD   Cecil Williams pets his guide dog, Orlando, in his hospital bed following a fall onto subway tracks in Manhattan on Tuesday.  The 61-year-old Williams, who is blind, says he fainted while Orlando tried to save him from falling.  Both miraculously escaped without serious injury. (Photo: John Minchillo / AP via The Telegraph)
Guide dogs are the best dogs.

DOGGONE GOOD   Cecil Williams pets his guide dog, Orlando, in his hospital bed following a fall onto subway tracks in Manhattan on Tuesday.  The 61-year-old Williams, who is blind, says he fainted while Orlando tried to save him from falling.  Both miraculously escaped without serious injury. (Photo: John Minchillo / AP via The Telegraph)

Guide dogs are the best dogs.

Kinda looks like Stallone and DeNiro are yukking it up over that car getting booted.

Kinda looks like Stallone and DeNiro are yukking it up over that car getting booted.

I ain’t goin’ to the tree lighting.

That don’t make Manhattan less merry.

  • Local folklore is that that section of New York City — at the confluence of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, and separating Manhattan island from the Bronx and the mainland — is called “Spuyten Duyvil,” or (corrupted?) Dutch for “spitting devil,” because of the rough currents that used to sink ships and boats in the area.