02/08/13 10:00am

nemo-winter-storm

Image source: TWC

They say we are supposed to have blizzard conditions today and into tomorrow. Are you prepared for crazy snow levels and nutso winds? Did you stay home today so you could avoid the crazy snowy weather today and tonight? It could really be a doozy – we’ve heard anywhere from 3 inches to two feet, though now it looks like maybe a foot. Anyway, let us know what you’re up to here in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity.

01/30/13 10:00am

margarita-s-prime-astoria-queens

Margaritas, yum

Can you believe how warm it is today?!? After last week’s arctic freeze, today’s spring-like weather feels luxuriously scandalous. So what are you going to do to celebrate this hump day heatwave? Sit outside? Walk a little farther to the train? Grab a margarita? Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

12/28/12 10:00am

astoria-park-lawn-snow-queens

 

Scenes from winters past

We’ve had a few storms come through and it looks like more are on the way. Some people wish these storms would dump snow instead of rain. And some are perfectly happy that it’s rain and not snow. So tell us – which side are you on? Do you prefer a milder, rainier winter, or a colder snowier one? Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

12/05/12 10:00am

winter-sunset

Image source: Sarah Smith on Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week it was downright balmy for this time of year in NYC – 65 degrees on Monday! It’s starting to cool down again but it’s still relatively mild, all things considered. Some folks believe the holidays just aren’t the holidays with mild weather; some would love to celebrate in the 75 degree weather found in places like Florida. So tell us… does the weather make or break your overall sense of the holiday season? We’d love to know. Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity!

11/05/12 11:00am

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Image source: Google – click to enlarge

We mentioned both the Google Crisis Map: Superstorm Sandy and the Google Crisis Map: Superstorm Sandy: NYC on October 28, which at that point had a few things to offer – the location of the storm, webcams, and a few other things. Since then, it’s exploded with information that is incredibly valuable during this post-Sandy world in NYC. More about the map:

This map displays information about current crises and events for which the Google Crisis Response team has collected geographic information. The data comes from a variety of sources, including official information sources and user-generated content. See the Layers list for additional details about each layer.

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  • Zoom the map using either the on-screen controls or your mouse.
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  • Zoom to an appropriate view for each layer by clicking the “Zoom to area” links in the Layers list.
  • View selected layers in Google Earth by clicking the “Download KML” links in the Layers list.
  • Share the map in e-mail by clicking the Share button and copying the URL provided there. The URL will restore your current view, including the set of layers that you have turned on.
  • Embed the map on your website or blog by getting a snippet of HTML code from the Share button.
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