Staten Island, one of the 5 NYC Boroughs (but the one the other Boroughs don't like to recognize) is famous for its events on this Feb 2. This article is courtesy of the NY NBC website.

Staten Island Chuck Fails to See His Shadow

Staten Island Chuck to Punxsutawney Phil: Fugetaboutit!

New York City's Charles G. Hogg, known to friends as Chuck, begs to differ with the famous furball in Pennsylvania.
Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter. But Chuck, "speaking" through New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saw "absolutely no shadow."
If you're wondering how to plan ahead, bear in mind that Phil has been right only 37 percent of the time -- worse than a coin toss could hope to do -- while the mighty Chuck has logged an 85-percent success rate.

Bloomberg, noting the City Council's funding powers, said Chuck had better be right.
Quipped Bloomberg: “If Chuck embarrasses us, this is going to be a very long winter for the Staten Island Zoo.”

ps: happy birthday honey. I love you. :-)


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