Mayor Bloomberg has largely scoffed at accusations that the Sanitation Department engaged in a purposeful "slowdown" during the Blizzaggedon, as retaliation for budget cuts in the department. But after one of the blizzard blame hearings in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes ripped into Bloomberg for "blowing off" the public hearing.

"[Bloomberg] should have been here to explain what happened. He is totally disengaged from the rest of the city. It's ridiculous," he told the Post. Hynes' office along with the feds and the Queens DA, are currently investigating the slowdown claims, and added that the scope of the investigation may go past just the Sanitation Dept.: "There are no limitations."