storm moving northeast to New England, a winter weather advisory ended at 7 a.m. for the New York City area.
[A sloppy rush hour yesterday in the New York region.]
At a news conference before the bulk of yesterday’s storm, Mayor de Blasio reiterated that the city had improved its preparedness since November 2018, when an early winter storm wreaked havoc on the evening commute.
Metro-North, the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit before leaving home.
As for the roads, New York City’s Sanitation Department spread liquid brine on highway ramps yesterday, and salt spreaders were dispatched on streets.
The airports:Hundreds of flights had been canceled as of yesterday afternoon, with many of the scrubbed flights at the airports serving New York and Boston. Delays in the New York area had ranged from 90 minutes to over three hours.
Bring a favorite dish from Katie Parla’s “Food of the Italian South” for the cookbook club at Archestratus Books and Foods in Brooklyn. 7 p.m. [Free with R.S.V.P.]
Join Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, for “China Chic: Orientalist Representations in Western Performing Arts,” at the Museum at F.I.T. in Manhattan. 6 p.m. [Free with R.S.V.P.]
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, seethe going-out guidesfrom The Times’s culture pages.
And finally: Who shaped the subway map?
New York City is as much a state of mind as it is a geographical location. So making a map of its subways required more than pencils and rulers.
Here’s the story behind the enduring subway map, which has helped New Yorkers and tourists traverse the city at the center of the universe.
In 1979, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority hired a firm, Michael Hertz and Associates, to create a neat, elegant map out of New York’s sprawling labyrinth of train lines. The primary designer was Nobuyuki Siraisi.
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