She got stuck at Kennedy Airport. The airline flew her luggage to London without her. She was trapped on the subway for seven excruciating hours, and she hasn’t had a decent meal in days.
Other than that, Doris Logie, how was your trip to New York?
“It was lovely,” said Logie, who has been trying to return to Scotland with her daughter, Alex, since Sunday. “We had a wonderful Christmas, but I’ll never come back at this time of the year.”
After the storm hit and canceled their flight — Logie and her fellow passengers first wasted two hours sitting on the plane — Delta gave Logie the option of waiting in the airport or returning to her hotel.
Logie went with Option B, which seemed like a good idea — until the Manhattan-bound A train she and her daughter took got stuck for seven hours.
“We were let off one time to go to the toilet like refugees,” Logie said. “We’re hoping we can leave tonight, but they told us that yesterday as well.”
What a coincidence!
The snowed-in section of Carroll Street in Park Slope — featured on Page 1 in later editions of yesterday’s Post — was finally cleared out within hours of the paper hitting the streets.
And not a minute too soon, residents said.
“We’ve been prisoners in our home for three days,” said Mosad Almontaser, a 58-year-old teacher. “They did a terrible job here. It has to be a money thing. When you cut services, this is what happens.”
Kristin Glick, out shoveling with her husband, Ted, found her neighborhood a lot more livable than it was when the block looked like a moonscape a night earlier.
“It’s definitely a lot better today,” said Glick, 30. “But when I went out last night, let me tell you: People were angry.”
A relieved Jeffrey Zoldan, 50, said, “I’m just glad I didn’t need a firetruck or an ambulance.”
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Happy birthday. Now, sleep on the floor.
Retired lawyer Gilbert DiLucia spent his 84th birthday sleeping overnight at La Guardia Airport after his flight to Florida was canceled.
DiLucia, who lives on the Upper East Side, arrived, at La Guardia at 5 a.m. Tuesday to check in for a 7:45 a.m. JetBlue flight to West Palm Beach. The flight was canceled at 4:30 p.m.
“They kept us waiting nearly 12 hours,” DiLucia complained. “They said they were waiting for two stewardesses who were coming from JFK. They kept saying the people were coming, but they couldn’t get them a taxi.
“One passenger volunteered to get her car and pick the stewardesses up, but the pilot said he didn’t have their cell numbers.”
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Manhattan residents Bonnie and Steve Levine got to La Guardia Airport early yesterday to be sure they’d make their JetBlue flight to Fort Lauderdale.
They waited all afternoon, until finally, at around 6 p.m., they learned their 7:10 p.m. flight had been canceled.
They decided they’d get there quicker and more comfortably by car.
So they went to a rental agency and hit the road, prepared to drive all night.
“At least we don’t have to spend the night at the airport,” Steve said.
Bad weather has always been unlucky for JetBlue in New York. During the 2007 Valentine’s Day snowstorm, some passengers waited 10 hours in planes iced in on the tarmac.
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The good news for Martina Hassett was that her airline, Aer Lingus, was springing for hotel rooms for its passengers stranded at JFK.
The bad news: She didn’t find out for four days.
“We’ve been here since Monday afternoon, and we’re booked for tomorrow night to Dublin,” Hassett said yesterday.
“I’m tired and we’re not sleeping. We’ve been trying [to sleep] on the seats and on the floor, but it’s hard to get comfortable.”
By the time she learned she could have slept in a comfortable bed, it was too late.
“I never expected to spend this much time in the airport,” Hassett said.
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It didn’t matter what kind of vehicle it was. If it had wheels and was going through the snow, it got stuck.
Martina George was pushing her grandchildren along Sixth Avenue in a double stroller when it got stuck in the slush at 23rd Street.
“The city did a lousy job thinking about pedestrians,” George said. “With a stroller, it’s really impossible.”
Luckily, several good Samaritans slogged through the snow and came to her rescue.
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Now, that’s just cold.
Among the hundreds of vehicles buried under the snow was a car parked on Pacific Street in Brooklyn that had been entombed since the blizzard.
But that didn’t stop thieves from breaking in and stealing the radio.
“My car is stuck in the snow and I can’t get it out,” the owner said in a desperate post to a snow emergency blog.
“I have nothing to get it out with. It’s already been robbed while it was stuck in the snow. Can anyone help?”
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New Yorkers were in no mood to play after days of being snowbound.
Nicholas Smolney thought it would be fun to invite people with nothing better to do than build some snowmen.
So he took to Twitter with the time and place to come to build 100 snowmen.
“I figured it would be a fun activity.” said Smolney. whose top-hatted Frosty was standing yesterday in Madison Square Park.
“I wound up doing it all by myself,”
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When they got a call that an ambulance heading to the home of a pregnant woman was stuck in a Bronx snowbank, two cops sprang into action.
Officers Samantha Osorio-Perez and Maurice Harrington sped to Aissgou Diallo’s Bainbridge Avenue apartment and quickly got to work.
Harrington boiled water and gathered towels while Perez assisted in the delivery, cut the umbilical cord and wrapped the baby.
The EMS unit arrived in time to take the mother and her new son to the hospital, where they were listed in good condition.
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Everyone knows something wasn’t kosher about the blizzard clean-up, and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa thinks he knows why — “gentile” salt.
“Kosher salt has always done miracles in New York City snowstorms,” Sliwa quipped. “Normally, when you have a big storm and you crunch in salt, your shoes get white. It’s not happening this time. There’s no crunching going on.”
Compiled by Ikimulisa Livingston, Josh Margolin, Larry Celona, Tim Perone, Leonard Greene and Kieran Crowley