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Beijing Faces Longest Wait For Snow In 60 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's capital is facing its longest wait for winter snowfall in 60 years as drought in the northern part of the country affects mill...

Blizzard Costs MTA $30 Million

Gothamist | John Del Signore in News on January 25, 2011 10:36 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Total of lost revenues incurred by the MTA due to last month's blizzard? $16 million. Cost of all that overtime? $14 million. Leaving New Yorkers stra...

WATCH: The Best Winter Fails

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Some people see snow in the forecast and they get excited, eagerly awaiting all the snowball fights and romantic winter strolls that are in their imme...

WATCH: Does This Canister Of Film Found During Blizzard Belong To You?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Filmmaker Todd Bieber was looking for adventure. So he took out his old skis and went skiing in Prospect Park after the 2010 blizzard. Along the way, ...

NYC Snow No Blizzard: Schools Remain Open, Flights Canceled

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK - Up and down the East Coast, armies of emergency workers with plows and salt spreaders are hitting the streets as the snowstorm that caused ...

For the Right: A Regular Deregulation Celebration

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

When it comes to regulating, the Right is downright irregular. Now that Republicans control the House, they're hell-bent on further deregulating cor...

BLOG WATCH: Images Of The 'Beautiful Brooklyn Blizzard,' On My Modern Met

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on January 6, 2011 at 10:00am | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The day after Christmas, New York was hit with a massive snowstorm that blanketed parts of the state with nearly two feet of snow. Its sixth-worst on ...

Arts Lust: The Otterness Blizzard

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Allan M. Jalon

In the early January of 2005, I took a long walk in a blizzard to look at sculpture. This recent blizzard reminded me entirely of that adventure.

At Year's End, a Tale of Two Cities

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

We probably should have stayed in New Orleans. At the end of a brief Christmas holiday there, last week's blizzard was edging up the east coast and w...

WATCH: Guy Skis 40mph Down Park Avenue

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The great blizzard of 2010 produced a surprising amount of art, including two documentary short films that are actually worth watching. The snowpocal...

The F Word: Public Workers Getting Snowed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

Non-New Yorkers gloat beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of the problems that are likely to be coming your way.

Overcrowded Homeless Shelters Nationwide Look For Help This Winter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Shelters across the country are doing everything they can to provide homeless individuals with warm beds this winter season. In Arizona, they're openi...

Astoria Characters: The Master of the Mansion: 1927-2010

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"I want to die in this house." That's what Michael Halberian, owner of the storied Steinway Mansion, declared late on Christmas Eve. Three days later, the house that brought Michael life took him back.

Conservatives Claim Unions Caused NY Snow Jam

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Johnson

The corporate/conservative right are currently working a narrative that public employees and their unions are the reason for state and local budget problems.

The Politics of Mayor Bloomberg's Snow Removal Response

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

There is such an uproar over the snowy residue that some believe the storm could grow political. So where has Mayor Bloomberg gone wrong?

Bloomberg's Blizzard Blunder

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

While thousands of Big Apple residents struggled with the snow, their mayor exulted over the ability of tourists to get to a Spider-Man preview -- terrible snow politics.

Holidays for Thousands of Travelers Derailed by the Blizzard and the Airlines

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

I can understand the logistical nightmare this monster storm presented by hitting at a peak travel period, but what I can't understand is why airlines weren't prepared.

Williamsburg After the Blizzard

Aida Alami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Aida Alami

Here are pictures of Williamsburg in the early afternoon. People came out of their homes to find cars buried under the snow or simply abandoned by their drivers.

Pat Robertson: Snow Is God's Way of Punishing Americans Who Were Planning to Drive to Do Something Gay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Explaining his theory, Rev. Robertson said, "Because of the bad road conditions the Almighty has made, any gay activities that people were planning on doing will have to be postponed by a day or two."

50 Cent, Little Kids Shoveling Snow In Blizzard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hit by the blizzard and need some help shoveling the snow? 50 Cent is here to help. The rapper has taken to the streets, armed with his shovel and a ...

"Snowballed": A Playlist for Our Friends in the Frigid Northeast

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In solidarity with all of our frigid friends back East, here's a very snowy playlist meant to melt your hearts.

Post Xmas Bargain Hunters Beware

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

There's a difference between seasonal clearance and goods bought to be sold on promotion. If there's a whole lot of one item on the floor, marked at 20% off regular price, chances are you're not getting a bargain.

Winter Weather Expected to Dominate Conversations of Boring People

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

With blizzard conditions blanketing the Northeast, a powerful front of mind-numbing weather-related banter is expected to pound the Eastern Seaboard, with statements of the obvious stretching from the Carolinas to New England.

Winter Wonderland: Countries Around The World Bathed In Beautiful Snow

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It may be making holiday travel extra stressful for some, but aesthetically, mid-December snowstorms are leaving much of the world looking like a wint...

Happy Holidays From the Ho, Ho, Hopelessly Anti-Science GOP

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karl Frisch

When I hear news reports that forecast snowfall, I grimace. Not because I don't love making a good old-fashioned snowman as much as the next guy. It's the absurdity from conservatives that follows, which makes me cringe.