Mayor Bill de Blasio shovels his sidewalk - FOX 35 News Orlando

Mayor Bill de Blasio shovels his sidewalk

Posted: Updated:
Mayor Bill de Blasio outside his home on 11th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Jan.3, 2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio outside his home on 11th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Jan.3, 2014
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Even Hizzoner needs to clear the snow off his sidewalk during a snow storm.

Mayor Bill de Blasio got to work Friday removing the snow outside his home on 11th Street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.

Fox 5 shot video of the mayor hard at work at 7 a.m.

"This has been and remains a dangerous storm. It is going to be bitter cold today, and New Yorkers need to be extremely careful going outdoors. The best things people can do are to stay off the roads so we can clear them as fast as possible, and to check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbors who might need help this morning," said de Blasio.

On his Twitter account featuring a picture of himself shoveling snow, Mayor de Blasio reminded New Yorkers the PlowNYC feature was activated at NYC.gov which provides real-time updates of snow clearance.

During a late morning news conference in Woodside, Queens, de Blasio said his teenage son, Dante, would be taking over.

"From the door to the sidewalk and more on the sidewalk as it accumulates. He’ll be in charge from this point on," said de Blasio.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in New York issued winter storm warnings including a blizzard warning for Long Island and a winter storm warning for New York City, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut through Friday at 1 p.m. but the warnings ended before 11 a.m.

Significant snow, sleet, and ice accumulated and impacted travel.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • Cuomo orders investigation into Time Warner outage

    Cuomo orders investigation into Time Warner outage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:15:06 GMT
    Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected.  Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo.
    Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected.  Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo.
  • Mayor: NYC will learn from 2004 RNC 'mistakes'

    Mayor: NYC will learn from 2004 RNC 'mistakes'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:35:46 GMT
    Brooklyn's final pitch to hold the 2016 Democratic national convention was centered on New York City's robust mass transit system -- and a pledge to learn "from the mistakes" from the last time the city hosted a presidential convention. The Republicans gathered in New York in 2004 to re-nominate President George W. Bush, choosing to meet in deep-blue Manhattan less than three years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
    Brooklyn's final pitch to hold the 2016 Democratic national convention was centered on New York City's robust mass transit system -- and a pledge to learn "from the mistakes" from the last time the city hosted a presidential convention. The Republicans gathered in New York in 2004 to re-nominate President George W. Bush, choosing to meet in deep-blue Manhattan less than three years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
  • Union says city too dangerous to host convention

    Union says city too dangerous to host convention

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:32:12 GMT
    One of New York City's police unions says it is opposed to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety policies.The Sergeants Benevolent Association, which has 13,000 members, says the city was "lurching backwards to the bad old days of high crime."
    One of New York City's police unions says it is opposed to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety policies.The Sergeants Benevolent Association, which has 13,000 members, says the city was "lurching backwards to the bad old days of high crime."
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices