When It Snows, New York City Pays

January 13, 2011  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — All that snow does not come cheap.  New York City weathered its third significant snowfall in as many weeks Wednesday, with just over a foot of snow dropped on the Bronx’s Bedford Park neighborhood and nine inches of fresh powder in Central Park. The latest storm was widely seen as a test of the Bloomberg administration’s snow-clearing chops after a blizzard in December caught officials flat-footed and left the city crippled for days. And it looks like the city passed the test. But urban snow removal is a costly endeavor — and the city’s snow budget is already tapped out.

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