New York City's streets have been mostly cleared, according to Mayor Bloomberg.

New York City’s streets have been mostly cleared, according to Mayor Bloomberg.

The Great White Way really is white, for the moment, but the lights are still bright on Broadway. Despite a classic “nor’easter” that dumped almost a foot of snow on New York City, most Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are keeping regular schedules.

But transportation is still difficult around the city and surrounding suburbs, which were hit even harder.

For those who miss shows because of the weather, many theaters are offering ticket exchanges for other shows, according to the Broadway League, the industry trade group. Some Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are also offering “snow day” discounts.

Shows Offering Friday (Feb. 8) Refunds

Jersey Boys
Mamma Mia
Manilow on Broadway
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Rock of Ages
The Book of Mormon
The Heiress
The Phantom of the Opera

Source: Broadway League

Shows that are normally difficult to see because they are sold out are worth checking out this weekend. They likely will have empty seats to fill.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said more than 2,200 vehicles plowed the city streets overnight. “We’re in great shape,” he said. “We’re lucky. We’ve dodged a bullet.”

Bloomberg said snow will be cleared from all city streets by the end of the day today (Feb. 9), and promised to make the city’s snow equipment and personnel available to Long Island and Connecticut, if needed.

On Long Island, the storm descended so quickly that hundreds of drivers who were trying to beat the nor’easter home on Friday night were forced to abandon their cars on the highways and streets as roads became impassable, The New York Times reported.

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