August was already a wet month long before Tropical Storm Irene swept across New York City.
Prospects for the areas trains, buses and roads are all a little brighter this morning. Getting around New York City is far less problematic than it was before with PATH trains, buses and subways all running. Amtrak is running again from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Even some suburban lines are springing back to life.
Tropical Storm Irene moved through New York City on Sunday knocking out power, causing flooding in some neighborhoods and knocking over many trees.
Gadzookz. Would Zhakezpeare wonder, What’z in a name, anyway?
Zabar’s, the Upper West Side grocery store, has renamed the lobster salad that contains no lobster “zabster zalad.” The main ingredient remains the same: wild freshwater crawfish. Like the lobsterless lobster salad before it, “zabster zalad” also contains mayonnaise, celery, salt and sugar.
Since you were surely distracted by the former hurricane known as Irene, you may not have noticed one of the weekend’s major nonevents. George E. Pataki, once New York’s governor, announced that after indulging in his quadrennial routine of dropping flirtatious hints of a presidential run, he would once again not seek the Republican nomination.