The Transportation Workers Union began a strike last night that stops all of the buses and subways in New York City. Which effectively shuts Manhattan down. Which makes my life very, very difficult. Though the Long Island Railroad, the Five Towns Resident's commute of choice is still running, the lask of public transportation once you get to Penn Station makes it close to impossible to get around the city. And with carpool rules being implemented due to the strike, vehicles with less than 4 passengers are being turned away by police before they get to the city. So I'm staying home.
Saw some video of Mayor Bloomberg walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, wearing just a thin jacket in frigid temparatures, to show solidarity with the throngs of people walking to work from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The guy could teach GWB a thing or two about relating to his constituents. Gotta love the guy.
The footage of the masses out on the streets hoofing it to work is just unbelievable. Endless hatted heads bobbing up and down with puffs of vapor coming out of their mouths.
Anyone else out there in the J-blogosphere staying home because of the strike?