Skip to comments.New York's East River Is Freezing Over
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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The rivers here are freezing. Its going to be interesting in the spring.
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hey, equal ice for everyone. Ask the Mayor.
Im sure the world is devastated.
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.
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.
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.
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I keep seeing global warming stories because they know people are cold and they are telling everyone to ignore their own experiences.
LOL...NY'ers probably think so...
After all they think they are the center of the universe ...
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.
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Yep, liberal 'scientists' have voted - - and the majority of them back a theory that gives them tons of grant money...
"Another global warming research trip! We're on our way!"
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.
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.
Hell’s Kitchen freezes over. /S
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.
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.
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.
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.
Impossible. Quit spreading these evil rumors you flat earth global warming denier!
Move the contents of the UN building out onto the ice and tow it out into the ocean.
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.
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.
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Followed by a 20 second whine by Al Gore about the horrors of global warming...
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Sputen Duyvil! My favorite New York name for a town. A legacy of the great Dutch history of NY.
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.
Sputen Duyvil is not a town, it’s the name for the confluence of the Harlem and Hudson rivers.
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.
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.
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.
Eewwww, I wouldn't want to have been the taste-tester who figured that one out.
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.
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.
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? :)
a real mind boggling display of raw unstoppable power, all that water moving and cracking huge ices floes like potato chips.