While many were waiting for slow sanitation trucks to come and plow their neighborhoods, some roads were still getting cleared in less conventional ways. Well, more traditional ways. Not only were there folks from all walks of life shoveling for cash around town (seriously, the Times found ex-cons, grad students, homeless and more pounding the powder), others, including Tony Soprano, were doing it for free. Out in Jersey City, rather than wait for Booker, some folks just went and shoveled their own block. And in Brooklyn some intrepid, overworked moving men just went and shoveled a whole street rather than wait for the city to come around. Anybody else get fed up and just do it for themselves?
Shovelers Are Doing It For Themselves
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