Big Puddles in NYC right about now?

Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 12:09 PM
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Big Puddles in NYC right about now?

Hi, I am starting to pack for 5-night trip to NYC starting this weekend.
Someone mentioned that due to a recent big snowstorm and the warm temperatures, that the puddles at street crossings in particular were many and quite deep.
I was wondering if this is true and whether you would recommend bringing water proof boots, and whether ankle, or knee high would be best.
Thank you!
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 12:18 PM
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If you use Uber to go absolutely everywhere there will be nothing to worry about and you can leave your boots at home
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 12:46 PM
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The temperature has been in the 40's and 50's for several days so the streets have lost most of their snow, even in Queens. It may rain on Wednesday, Feb. 3 so bring an umbrella.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 01:34 PM
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Yes, I was just looking out the window and marveling that so much snow vanished so quickly. Good advice on the umbrella.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 01:55 PM
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Waterproof overshoes were essential under these circumstances when I lived in NYC for several decades. The problem is that drains get clogged and big puddles appear at street corners. It also helps to be able to jump a good distance over the deepest parts of these little lakes.

Also, stand well back from the curb when cars drive by to avoid being splashed by dirty water.

I didn't find that an umbrella helped much when wading though a puddle.

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PS There was no Uber when I lived in NYC, but I doubt that Uber has solved the puddle problem.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 02:05 PM
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Manhattan streets are just fine with more rain on the way.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 02:10 PM
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Hey dukey, do the Uber drivers carry you over the puddles and put you in their car?
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 02:52 PM
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Many Uber drivers in NYC are on strike.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 03:20 PM
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We still have 13,600 yellow cabs, that can stop at the curb. And they don't jack up the prices when there is a "surge."
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 03:45 PM
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Okay, I've got one foot in a regular (not waterproof) boot and the other in a smart looking knee-high waterproof boot ... I guess I'll bring 'em both wif me!
I just spent the past three hours packing around these boots so there's no goin' back now! (unless I throw in my favorite pair (which don't really match anything, but they're the most comfortable for walking) - but that's not smart packin' is it?
We aren't leaving until Friday - staying through the week.
I hope my new waterproof boots are really comfortable, because it sounds like I'll be wearing them a lot.
I'll wear them around the house to break them in, just in case they need it.. (Ariat Extreme Tall h20 Insulated - Zappos)
Thank you!!!
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 04:02 PM
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Comfort is everything - unless you have 24 hr car service, walking is everything

I went to a black tie broadway opening a few years ago and brought the comfy and the stiletto sexy shoes. So glad I was talked into wearing the comfy as it was quite a few blocks to opening party at Empire and no cabs in sight.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 04:39 PM
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IMHO the really smart packing is wearing the boots that are most comfortable for walking. The snow is gone in Manhattan (except in the middle of the park) and I'm not aware of any more snow in the forecast.

(Yes, right after the storm the corner crosswalks are a mess - but that was at least 4 days ago.)
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Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 05:28 PM
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In my neighborhood--East Village--most of the snow is gone and most of the puddles as well. I've been wearing my regular shoes since the weekend.
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It's been so warm that I haven't seen a puddle since the weekend. But it will be cold again by this weekend, so do dress warmly. No snow is expected this week at all.
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I would never travel with shoes - or boots - that haven't been well broken in. Have pity on your feet!
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Old Feb 3rd, 2016, 09:11 AM
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Please…. where your comfortable boots -
Nobody will care if you don't look like you stepped out of Vogue.
I wear my sneakers to the opera
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Old Feb 3rd, 2016, 09:13 AM
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Did I actually type… where….???
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