Friday, February 16, 2007

Rich White Guys on Shovelling Snow
Mayor Bloomberg defended NYC's decision to keep ticketing cars following this week's biggest snow storm of the year (people were ticketed after having their cars plowed in):
Asked about irritated drivers, Mr. Bloomberg said: “They’re going to enjoy it tomorrow when the streets are cleaner than they would have otherwise been. And this was not a lot of snow. It was easy to move your car. I don’t like to get up early in the morning and have to do anything, either. I’d like to sleep in, too. But it was the right thing to do.”

As Stuart wrote me this morning, Michael Bloomberg does not and never will have to get up early and shovel his car out. He's a billionaire. He might have to get up early and find his slippers and warm his own brioche before tee-time if is house staff is on vacation. Probably not though, I'd bet they rotate schedules.

PostBlog: It seems the mayor realized he was having a "let them eat cake" moment and is erasing all parking tickets from last Thursday and Friday:
Corrie A. Baum, a 31-year-old graphic designer who lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, said she struggled to move her four-wheel-drive vehicle from its ice-encrusted spot Thursday morning, then spent another 20 minutes trying to find a spot that was not sealed off by snowbanks.
Told yesterday that it was all for naught because tickets had been canceled and the rules relaxed, she laughed and said, “How nice.”