Think you’ve experienced a turbulent ride on the Q train? That’ll be nothing compared to the winter storm that one day bears its name – when the National Weather Center gets past one named Plato, the next storm up gets the single letter Q, which the namer admits is because of the subway line. Prepare ahead in case that storm hits Brooklyn! This chalk on the sidewalk of 12th St won’t be there when there’s four feet of snow. And take the opportunity now to clear out your pantry from the last storm by donating non-perishables to CAMBA, so when the Q is approaching, you can stock up on tuna, baked beans, and other things you never normally eat.
Dinosaurs, like winter storms, conjure images of dangerous giants – in this case, big old toothy lizards. But the discovery of a new species of dinosaur that’s the size of a cat might make you look twice at those strays in your backyard. And while you’re eyeing Mittens and the Catfather suspiciously, you might want to schedule an appointment for them at the Park Slope Veterinary Center, which is hosting a free spay/neuter clinic for feral cats later this month.
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