winter

Op-ed: Stay safe – and warm – this winter
News Op-Ed 1/12/2014 at 2:46PM

More than a third of all serious fires in New York City happen during the winter months, when people often resort to unsafe measures, as they attempt to heat their homes and stay warm. As a result, there are many preventable fires resulting in unnecessary loss of life and property.

Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
News Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 12:15PM

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 [...]

New York City bracing for snow this weekend
New York City bracing for snow this weekend
News Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 1:36PM

After avoiding accumulation in Wednesday’s nor’easter, New York City is bracing for several inches of snow to coat the area this weekend. Two to four inches of snow is expected in the city, according to the National Weather Service, with the snowfall to begin after 9 a.m. before tapering off later in the day. In [...]

This winter, don’t let dry, uncomfortable skin happen to you
Health Brandpoint 12/08/2012 at 12:27AM

With winter weather comes the inevitable – dry, itchy, uncomfortable skin due to loss of moisture. With harsh winds and snow outdoors, you’ll want to cuddle up with a loved one but dry, flaky and cracked skin could make you apprehensive warming up next to that special someone. It’s easy to get soft, smooth skin, [...]

A mix of snow & rain expected during morning commute tomorrow
A mix of snow & rain expected during morning commute tomorrow
News Billy Rennison 11/26/2012 at 4:32PM

New Yorkers will likely have to deal with a wintry mix of rain and snow during their commute tomorrow morning. The precipitation is set to begin early tomorrow with the snowfall picking up at around 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Approximately one inch of accumulation is expected. Snow will give way [...]

Stay warm this winter: home heating tips for tricky spaces
News ARA 10/13/2012 at 2:13AM

When cold winds blow, it can be tricky to keep different rooms throughout your home at the right temperature – especially if you have old and drafty windows, tight spaces or room additions to work around. It can also be challenging to ensure economical comfort without having to do a major heating system overhaul. Yet [...]

Above average snowfall to hit city this winter: report
Above average snowfall to hit city this winter: report
News Billy Rennison 10/09/2012 at 11:34AM

After a relatively snow-free winter last year, New Yorkers will need to get their shovels out of the shed and dig in this winter. A report from accuweather.com said the Northeast will be hit with an above average amount of snowfall this year. Average snowfall in the city is 25 inches, meaning the city is forecasted for [...]