Mayor Lindsay's Snow Storm

Rick Gold

Sag Harbor, United States

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President Street Brooklyn, NY, USA
February 9, 1969

“THE TV WEATHER forecasters were brimming with confidence: rain, wind and sleet, they said, just a chance of snow. A typical weather pattern, they assured viewers in the second week of February 1969. But snow it was, and once it started falling that Sunday the 9th, it didn’t stop. Ten inches by 7 p.m. By midnight, 15 inches in Central Park, 20 inches at Kennedy Airport. Walloped by the howling storm, New York awoke Monday frozen in time and place. Schools closed; commuter and elevated subway lines shut down. Weddings were postponed, sporting events canceled, theaters locked. Go to work? Forget about it More than anything, the killer blizzard of February 1969 turned into a political storm for New York’s high-profile mayor, John Lindsay. Lindsay’s Snowstorm, it was called, much to the presidentially minded mayor’s chagrin.”

A crisis for the Lyndsay Administration,
but a beautiful celebration too!
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