But rejoice no more, New York.
Earlier today, Chris Connolly made a grave error and released the below Tweet, effectively cursing New York into eternal winter.
Not wearing a jacket today. Winter is gone forever!
— Chris Connolly (@chrisconnolly) February 26, 2013
Soon the city will plunge back into winter, back into the gray and the cold, with the temperatures dropping into the mid teens where they will stay indefinitely. As New York residents woke to see this tweet, groans echoed from the Upper West Side to Coney Island and everywhere in between. Reports of several storefronts in Williamsburg closing their doors for good have also surfaced.
I recently caught up with Chris to ask him about this tweet, about the despair he has brought to so many. “I didn’t mean anything by it,” he said, defeated, his head hung, “I was just happy to hang up my coat for a while.” Before I could get any additional details, he walked off, without any purpose or winter gear, into the last flicker of sunshine that New York will see for years to come.