Boy, his highness really pissed off the outer boroughs this time:
Mayor's storm response leaves many chilly
Ice the tickets, Mayor
Hey Mike, tick it in yer ear
Has Your Street Been Cleared?
Bloomberg on Ice
After Storm, Parking Tickets and an Outcry
Storm Warning for Mayor: Remember Mr. Lindsay
Sir Bloomie has probably never shoveled the white stuff in his life. Plenty of brown stuff, however.
UPDATE from NY1 (2pm):
Mayor Does About-Face On Alternate Side Parking Tickets
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made an about-face on parking tickets issued to drivers whose cars were stuck in the snow after Wednesday’s storm.
The city has now decided to forgive all alternate side parking tickets for yesterday, and today.
The mayor’s decision to keep alternate side parking rules in effect following the snow storm drew serious criticism. Many drivers argued the ice and snow made it nearly impossible to dig their cars out.
The mayor said yesterday moving cars was important for the plows to do their job.
"In retrospect, in some parts of the city, there was not that much snow and in other parts there probably was an imposition,” the mayor said on his morning radio show today. “We did get a lot of calls and listened very carefully to what the Sanitation Department heard, what our Community Assistance Unit heard, we took a look at the call that came in to 311 and … this morning I instructed the Department of Finance to waive any Alternate Side of the Street parking tickets for yesterday and today."
Tickets issued on Wednesday during the storm still have to be paid.
Tickets from today and yesterday will be automatically taken out of the city's computer.