Tuesday Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3pm, then rain and sleet between 3pm and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 36. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. East wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday Night Rain, mainly before 4am. Temperature rising to around 40 by 5am. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. East wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
There's a Winter Weather Advisory in effect:
Winter Weather Advisory in effect for NYC from 6AM on 2/12 to 12AM on 2/13. 2" to 4" of snow expected and ice accumulations of a light glaze possible. https://t.co/oBGvYAYGD9. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/1ugQ48p0fm.— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) February 11, 2019
And if you feel compelled to resort to the MetroCard nobody's gonna judge.
Meanwhile, aggressive (and wrongful) ticketing continued on 9th Avenue yesterday:
yo #bikenyc bike trap at 42nd and 9th. they are ticketing for everything. i just saw a guy get a ticket for not having a bell. he has a bell. another one for running a red light. he did no such thing. ENOUGH!@CoreyinNYC your @NYPDnews is out of control, esp. @NYPDMTN— robogreen (@robogreen) February 11, 2019
Which you might want to bring up at Midtown North's upcoming community meeting if you're able to attend:
This Wednesday @TSCNYC beginning at 6:00PM Officers Hall & LaraSaaverdra will be hosting a community meeting to speak of the work they’ve been doing and listening to the concerns of residents, will you be there? https://t.co/m34666OK5d— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) February 10, 2019
Ticketing wasn't limited to that part of town either, with stings also reported on 8th Avenue and 16th Stret:
Saw NYPD conducting yet another #BikeNYC ticket blitz at 8th Ave and 16th St.— Will (@wjfarr) February 11, 2019
As well as across town on 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street:
The good news however is that the city is now offering in-lane catering services for cyclists:
I hope after tweeting this cyclist demanded a sandwich.
If you do plan on riding today, the Times has some cold weather cycling advice:
This is a no-brainer: It’s cold out, so you want something to keep your morning beverage hot.
Wirecutter’s favorite travel mug to keep that coffee warm — even on a winter bike ride — is the Zojirushi SM-SA48 Stainless Steel Mug.
Sorry, we drink iced coffee here:
And the latest in fantasy infrastructure is an artisanal bridge between Greenpoint and Long Island City:
The overpass would provide bikers and pedestrians with a shorter and safer commute than the Pulaski Bridge, which prioritizes cars and becomes congested during commuting hours, Aizaki said. It could also ease local congestion that could be caused if Amazon comes to Long Island City.
So far, designers have raised just over $30,000, which means they've only got about $31,970,000 left to go--unless Amazon pays for it, of course:
Designers estimate that the entire project will cost more than $32 million and be built in roughly two years. CRÈME attempted to raise an initial $50,000 by June to fund environmental impact and feasibility studies, but the Kickstarter campaign only collected $30,266 from 171 backers.
The firm will look to use city funds and private donors, including potentially Amazon, to build the bridge.
Sadly, it's probably more realistic to buy a bridge on Amazon: