Not all heroes wear capes
Today we salute you – the guy on the block who invested $500 in a snow blower! The rattle and hum of you pushing your machine down the street makes us run to the window and say, “I hope he does in front of my stoop!” Here’s to you, setting your alarm, bundling up in your winter gear and heading out into the streets of your neighborhood to lend a helping hand – whether you know your neighbors or not.
And a tip of the cap to all the neighbors who love nothing more than grabbing their shovels and pitching in to help those struggling to uncover cars buried by snow. And for educating people not to throw snow in the street but to walk it down to the corner and add it to the giant pile. They are the first to shovel out fire hydrants on their block and clear off the front steps of their elderly neighbors no matter how grouchy they are.
It is people like you that make living through a blizzard a little more bearable. We raise our glass to you!
Jimmy Bernardi with his hand-customized super-strong hand-held snow plow/extreme shovel. We like to call it “The Barney.”
Main Image – Tom Miller from East Fourth Street with is snow blower making the snowstorm a little more bearable in the neighborhood.