Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Stay inside, where it’s more delightful. Here’s what to do at home today while Blizzard Stella pounds the Northeast with two to four inches of snow and sleet an hour and winds up to 50MPH. A foot of snow, more or less, is expected in New York City before it’s over tonight.
Buy a discount ticket to an upcoming NYC Broadway show, Off-Broadway show, concert, scavenger hunt, art show, or other event.
- Discount tickets to Architectural Digest Design show this coming weekend.
Clean the closets and the bookshelves, and take what you no longer want or need to one of the NYC charities with shops, including Salvation Army, Goodwill and Housing Works.
- Sell your designer clothes to one of NYC’s top consignment and resale shops
- Sell your books to the Strand, NYC’s iconic bookstore with more than two miles of shelves
Do your taxes. April 15th will be here before you know it.
- How to file your taxes for FREE.
- Get FREE tax help from IRS and AARP experts at the Brooklyn Public Library
Bake cookies. There are few things better than the smell and taste of a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven.
- Download a FREE cookie cookbook from DoubleTree Hotels, whose signature welcome is a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie
Start the paperwork to apply for a new US Passport, or renew one expiring soon. Right now, you’ll get your new passport in around two weeks. But the longer you wait, the longer it will take, because spring and summer is the busiest time for applications and renewals.
NYC schools are closed today.
NYC subways above-ground are not running. Underground service and NYC bus service are on a limited schedule.
Stay off the roads. Let the snowplows do their thing. Leave the streets and highways open for emergency vehicles, including fire trucks.
If you absolutely must drive, read our snow driving safety tips article before you go.
Alternate side of the street parking is suspended today and tomorrow.
Amtrak has cut service between Boston and Washington, DC. Airlines have cancelled thousands of flights.