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New York's East River Is Freezing Over
Business insider ^ | January 24, 2014

Posted on 01/26/2014 6:37:29 AM PST by SMGFan

Extreme cold temperatures in New York City are taking their toll on transportation. Earlier this week, snow cancelled flights and slowed down the subway network. Now some ferry service is being suspended — because the East River is freezing over.

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I think back in 1977 and or 1978 the Hudson River by NYC froze over in spots
1 posted on 01/26/2014 6:37:29 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

The rivers here are freezing. Its going to be interesting in the spring.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 6:38:45 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: SMGFan

live Harbor Cam... http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/?cam=liberty_hd


3 posted on 01/26/2014 6:43:41 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SMGFan

hey, equal ice for everyone. Ask the Mayor.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 6:43:46 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: SMGFan

5 posted on 01/26/2014 6:44:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

Im sure the world is devastated.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 6:46:06 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Yorlik803
"Its going to be interesting in the spring."

Look for major flooding on the Red river in Fargo and Grand Forks. Most rivers in the US flow from cold to warm, and so the downstream thaws first. The Red flows from warm to cold - into Hudson Bay. All the thawing water flows into frozen flatlands, or at least it tries to. That coupled with lots of snow portends of major floods.

7 posted on 01/26/2014 6:46:23 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: SMGFan

At the time of the founding of this country, the Hudson and East rivers would routinely freeze for several weeks during the winter. People would walk from Manhattan to Staten Island.

Anyways, these rivers freezing are simply more evidence of Global Warming, and if you question the logic, you hate science.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 6:46:31 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: SMGFan

The East River really isn’t a river, it’s a tidal basin, connecting Long Island Sound with New York Harbor and is almost as salty as the Atlantic. It receives a small amount of fresh water from the Harlem River, and possibly from rivers draining into Long Island sound.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 6:47:37 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: Chode

“This camera is temporarily unavailable. Please enjoy a day from our archives.” :)

I found this http://www.nicholasstango.com/post/74290547214/january-23rd-2014


10 posted on 01/26/2014 6:47:54 AM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan
So what happens when that occurs? Does the NYC immigration patrol have to beef up the harbor patrols to keep the influx of ice skating NJ immigrants out? (those that can't afford the bridge tolls?)
11 posted on 01/26/2014 6:47:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SMGFan

I keep seeing global warming stories because they know people are cold and they are telling everyone to ignore their own experiences.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 6:49:30 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: lowbridge
I'm sure the world is devastated.

LOL...NY'ers probably think so...

After all they think they are the center of the universe ...

13 posted on 01/26/2014 6:49:55 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SMGFan


14 posted on 01/26/2014 6:52:55 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

In addition, the Harlem River isn’t a river, either. It catches the incoming tide that pushes up the North River (Hudson) and then runs south bound. When it meets the incoming tide at the confluence of the East “River”, it forms on of the worst pieces of river you’ll ever navigate.

Besides that, The East River can flow up to 8 knots on a swift, outgoing tide. Its NOT freezing over.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 6:52:59 AM PST by cumbo78
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16 posted on 01/26/2014 6:53:18 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
... these rivers freezing are simply more evidence of Global Warming, and if you question the logic, you hate science...

Yep, liberal 'scientists' have voted - - and the majority of them back a theory that gives them tons of grant money...

17 posted on 01/26/2014 6:54:42 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: cumbo78

Sputen Duyvil!


18 posted on 01/26/2014 6:58:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: SMGFan

"Another global warming research trip! We're on our way!"

19 posted on 01/26/2014 6:58:16 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Gaffer
Does the NYC immigration patrol have to beef up the harbor patrols to keep the influx of ice skating NJ immigrants out?

Good question, but somewhat off base.

The NYC immigration patrol has major problems, but it is with keeping the influx of NJ Conservatives out.

Hopefully for NYC, it is not a major problem, as NJ has very few of them as it has driven its share of Conservatives out too.

20 posted on 01/26/2014 6:58:29 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: GOPJ

From Buffett’s Manana: “Yeah, they’re freezin’ up in Buffalo stuck in their cars And I’m lyin’ here ‘neath the sun and the stars.”

That song should be required playing at the half during the super bowl.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 7:00:12 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SMGFan

Hell’s Kitchen freezes over. /S


22 posted on 01/26/2014 7:00:43 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SMGFan

The Hudson freezes in spots every few years or so, it’s nothing new. I was crossing it a few weeks ago and it was “slushy”.

As the ferry passes over the slush it’s quite an eerie sound.

I remember a few years back the river was frozen solid, they had boats passing up & down the river trying to keep the shipping & ferry lanes open. Once or twice ferry service had to be suspended.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 7:05:11 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: C210N

My son lives and works in Manhattan. I’ve tried over and over again to get him to leave that godforsaken city. He refuses. He says Democrat women there are too easy and too stupid - like a bear on the banks of a Washington State river, scooping up salmon on the run.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 7:05:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SMGFan

Yes, I remember that. A good hunk of the Long Island Sound did, too....Little Neck Bay, Manhasset Bay...it was a cold, cold winter that year.

Regards,


25 posted on 01/26/2014 7:07:02 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: cumbo78

Large rivers usually don’t completely freeze over. There may be ice on the surface, but underneath the river still flows. The Mississippi is like that. It’s beautiful to look at on a sunny day, but every few seconds, you hear the ice crack-pop-snap from the energy beneath. I would be afraid to walk across a large river covered over with ice. It’s not what it seems.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 7:07:35 AM PST by virgil
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To: SMGFan

Impossible. Quit spreading these evil rumors you flat earth global warming denier!


27 posted on 01/26/2014 7:11:47 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SMGFan

Move the contents of the UN building out onto the ice and tow it out into the ocean.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:05 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: virgil

My great grandfather did some bootlegging back in the day. During the summer booze crossed the Detroit river in boats and during the winter they drove.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cumbo78

If I keep reading these posts I’m afraid I will learn there are no rivers.

Next you’ll say cry me a river doesn’t mean a real river.


30 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:37 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Gaffer

Hippie chicks are easy!


31 posted on 01/26/2014 7:13:06 AM PST by LoneConservative (PEACE... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: Mouton
That song should be required playing at the half during the super bowl.

Followed by a 20 second whine by Al Gore about the horrors of global warming...

32 posted on 01/26/2014 7:19:00 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Popman

My grandmother claimed to have walked across the East River one winter. Not sure of the year. Maybe 1888? She would have been about 10 years old.


33 posted on 01/26/2014 7:19:59 AM PST by RossA
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To: norwaypinesavage

It all depends on how much snow, how fast the snow melts and if the water backs up in Winnipeg. I was there in ‘97 and I think they had a record amount of snow and then it got really warm and melted very fast. I was relatively young and it seemed like a big adventure at the time.


34 posted on 01/26/2014 7:20:47 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: SMGFan
I think back in 1977 and or 1978 the Hudson River by NYC froze over in spots

Up until aome time around the 1950's to 1960's most of the Hudson river between New York City and Albany would freeze solid every winter.

Once frozen they would put cars and trucks on the ice.
Some cars served as taxis to take people from one side of the river to the other, trucks delivered goods and hauled ice blocks cut from the river. They even held auto races on the ice.


35 posted on 01/26/2014 7:20:47 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: SMGFan

Yes, it did. That was the coldest winter of my life. Trying to get a bus on 2nd Avenue in 2 degree weather was unpleasant. I think Newsweek or Time had a cover: “The Big Freeze.”


36 posted on 01/26/2014 7:27:22 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Sputen Duyvil! My favorite New York name for a town. A legacy of the great Dutch history of NY.


37 posted on 01/26/2014 7:30:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SMGFan

I was 13 that winter and for the life of me can’t remember it? I do remember the summer of 77. The Yankees, Son of Sam, the Blackout.


38 posted on 01/26/2014 7:34:02 AM PST by angcat
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To: miss marmelstein

Sputen Duyvil is not a town, it’s the name for the confluence of the Harlem and Hudson rivers.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 7:34:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: RossA

It’s actually true.

Before the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed, it was common for people to walk across when the river froze over seeing that the boats couldn’t ferry people over.


40 posted on 01/26/2014 7:40:47 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Chode
Hudson River view from about 98th street Manhattan, January 8, 2014

I can remember watch foot thick and more floes at the 72nd st Boat Basin in the early seventies. There was a clear center channel with thick floes packing up at the shore line. Noise was awesome at times. Grinding and cracking.

41 posted on 01/26/2014 7:44:01 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Whoops!


42 posted on 01/26/2014 7:44:35 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I always think of it as a train station on the Hudson line, but I see that Wikipedia claims it is a neighborhood in the Bronx.


43 posted on 01/26/2014 7:48:01 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The East River . . . is almost as salty as the Atlantic.

Eewwww, I wouldn't want to have been the taste-tester who figured that one out.

44 posted on 01/26/2014 7:48:04 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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damn, i bet... kinda like bones breaking
45 posted on 01/26/2014 7:53:45 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The East River really isn’t a river, it’s a tidal basin, connecting Long Island Sound with New York Harbor and is almost as salty as the Atlantic. It receives a small amount of fresh water from the Harlem River, and possibly from rivers draining into Long Island sound.

Yes, the East "River" being salt water makes it freezing over even more impressive.

No mention in this article about the Hudson River, it freezing over, and the ferry services across it.

46 posted on 01/26/2014 7:54:36 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Covenantor

Yeah, I remember in the seventies watching the enormous chucks of ice floating under the GWB. Haven’t seen it like that in a long time.


47 posted on 01/26/2014 8:01:53 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RossA
My grandmother claimed to have walked across the East River one winter. Not sure of the year. Maybe 1888? She would have been about 10 years old.


48 posted on 01/26/2014 8:06:59 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: SMGFan

It can’t happen, Al Gore said we are HEATING the planet. The East River can’t freeze, we don’t want Al Gore look like a liar, do we? :)


49 posted on 01/26/2014 8:10:53 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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damn, i bet... kinda like bones breakingyeah, but dialed up to fifteen.

a real mind boggling display of raw unstoppable power, all that water moving and cracking huge ices floes like potato chips.

50 posted on 01/26/2014 8:27:26 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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