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March 21: Goodbye Winter

Marking the beginning of the workweek — and the first full day of spring

Good morning, Little Neck! Yesterday, we officially said goodbye to Winter 2010-2011.

And what a winter it was.

Central Park saw its third snowiest winter since records began in 1869, with 60.9 inches of snow as of Sunday.

About 20 inches of that came on the night and early morning of Dec. 26-27, when an seemed to catch almost everyone — particularly the city Sanitation Department — off guard.

It was a winter that saw for essential snow gear, weeks of alternate side parking suspension and  of an intentional work slowdown by Sanitation employees. 

No one could say this past winter was boring. However, looking forward — who knows what this spring will bring?

Here are your 5 Things for today:

1. One other fun fact in our winter post-mortem: though New York failed to break the all-time season record for snow, we broke the record of the highest amount of white stuff for the month of January.

2. In case you missed it: a gas leak shuttered last weekend.

3. Nassau Community College hosts Native American activist  for a discussion later today about native people's rights and environmental issues.

4. With the arrival of spring comes another  meeting for Little Neck's Westmoreland Association.

5. Alternate side parking rules are in effect for today.

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