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It’s 10:45pm. I’ve just returned to Greenwich Village from 57th St. and Seventh Avenue. And guess what? Not one street is plowed.

My cab driver, a great guy, went very slowly down Seventh Avenue. This is what we saw: no plows working, no streets cleaned. No sign of anyone doing anything.

Broadway, Times Square, Seventh Avenue, Macy’s, all the way down: nothing. Back on 57th St., it was full of snow going east and west.

Even Mike Bloomberg’s precious pedestrian mall where Broadway has been destroyed in Times Square–no one was sitting in the garden chairs, that’s for sure!

Down here in the Village, you can fuhgeddaboutit. Sixth Avenue has not been this full of snow in at least 14 years. It’s a beautiful, impassable tableau.

Remember the blizzard of 1996? Rudy Giuliani was plowing these streets before the snow even fell.

Where is Mike Bloomberg? Bermuda?

At this rate, with this strategy–let it snow completely then try and plow the streets–Monday and Tuesday are going to be long days.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. The city has budget cuts. He ain’t spending the money to clean it up and allow people in city to move. Hell I wonder if the mayor is even in the city

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