Volume 80, Number 36 | February 3 - 9, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Photo by J.B. Nicholas

Chuck’s report wasn’t biting
Mayor Bloomberg and Charles G. Hogg met once again at the Staten Island Zoo on Wednesday, Groundhog Day. Two years ago, Hogg, a.k.a. Staten Island Chuck, got the better of it when he chomped on the mayor’s finger during his annual meteorological prognostication. This year, as an ice storm rained down, the mayor did a quick snatch-and-lift, apparently keeping his eyes open long enough to declare that Chuck had augured better weather soon. According to observers, Chuck — who had a little corn drool from a cob he was coaxed out with — seemed oddly sedate this year.

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