Click on the picture above to watch Mayor Bloomberg and Staten Island Chuck!
And the verdict is… an early spring!
Staten Island Chuck waddled out of his den this morning at the Staten Island Zoo and didn’t see his shadow, meaning warm weather is right around the corner. (Read the full story here.) The groundhog thrust himself into the spotlight with his bold prediction: Just about every other furry prognosticator in the nation called for more winter this morning. “Absolutely no shadow,” Mayor Bloomberg said at the Staten Island Zoo today, holding up a banner celebrating spring and warning that Chuck had better get it right because the City Council decides how much funding the Zoo will get. “If Chuck embarrasses us, this is going to be a very long winter for the Staten Island Zoo.”