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The Snowpocalypse Puts A Freeze On NY Media

snow_day_2.26.10.jpgNew York City, for those of you who were not aware, is currently blanketed by approximately 783.4 feet of snow and it. Just. Keeps. Falling. This means that many in New York media have decided to take something of a snow day, a few in both the literal and figurative sense.

Fashion designer Tory Burch put on her Huffington Post Contributor Hat (available at The GAP) today to blog about snow. “Here’s hoping for a snow day,” she mused musingly, “so I can take my boys to Central Park for a snowball fight and then to Serendipity for frozen hot chocolate. As much as I dislike the cold I do love the snow.”

Lindsay Kaplan, Time Out New York‘s publicity manager, announced via Twitter that several of the publication’s departments were taking a snow day, leaving many worried that the staff was busily mushing to their respective corner bodegas for 40s and Hostess cupcakes instead of formally settling age-old debates. When Mediabistro’s own PRNewser responded to the Tweet, Kaplan made it clear that a lil’ snow doesn’t stop TONY.

Then there’s the New York Post, whose photo editors, as the good people at Animal so helpfully pointed out, used a picture of the Philadelphia City Hall to illustrate an article on The Snowmageddonapolypalooza. (Then again, the NY Post does mention that the storm impacted everywhere “from Philadelphia” to Not Philadelphia.)

Stay warm, everyone.

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