Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring

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Photo Courtesy of Twitter/@ChrisCQuinn
Photo Courtesy of Twitter/@ChrisCQuinn

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn celebrates as Staten Island Chuck predicts an early spring.

Spring is coming early if the city’s most famous marmot has predicted correctly.

Groundhog Chuck in Staten Island and Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania did not see their shadows this morning.

City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn celebrated at the city’s Groundhog Day festivities in Staten Island after the tiny rodent predicted the end of winter.

Shadows were not the only shy ones Saturday morning. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was also absent.