As you may have heard, the first big snowfall of the season, back in December, turned out to be a little embarrassing for Mayor Bloomberg and the people tasked with removing said snow, given that on many streets, the latter failed to do so, and that the former's initial response was "Yeah, and? Grow a pair." This time around, they vowed not to be made fools and allocated approximately 50 snow-blowers and 100 trucks per block. With the precipitation beginning around 10PM last evening, Hizzoner and Co plowed like there was no tomorrow, working diligently in the early hours of the morning (waking some people up circa 2AM). As those of you traversing Manhattan today can see, an extremely thorough job was done. A bit too thorough if you ask a couple topless gals.
Yesterday, we shared with you a press release from the good people at the "Cheetah Club," who, publicity stunt or not, had announced they'd be sending a group of topless employees outside to "perform their civic duty" by clearing snow in front of the Nasdaq building, and "showing Mayor Bloomberg how to shovel show." Perhaps having seen the smack-talk and vowing not to be schooled by a bunch of boobs, Hizzoner dispatched his best men to the area to make sure there was nary a flake to clean up, resulting in this scene, captured by our correspondent at 11AM, when the shoveling was scheduled to commence.
Apparently a man in a Buffalo Sabres hat arrived on the scene at approximately 11:23 a.m., worried he had missed the Shovel and Strip show. But, our correspondent reports, "he too was left cold, disappointed and angry at our suddenly competent Mayor."
UPDATE: Just kidding, the strippers were there, they just got a late start.