Greater City Providence

In Like a Lion

In Like a Lion

This morning we had a quick blast of very slippery slush. Tomorrow though, the apocalypse is coming. I’m hearing reports of up to 15 inches of snow!


Dear Mother Nature:
I would be pleased to not have to go to work tomorrow.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • I had to go out and buy a shovel today because the old shovel (and by old I mean the shovel that my grandfather got when he was a child, clearly) broke in the last “storm.” There was definitely some price gauging at the hardware store, though. The cheapest shovel was $25. I bought it and didn’t complain because the hardware store is local. Well, I didn’t complain at the store.

  • I may have to be an asshole, and not clear my sidewalk til later. It figures, the biggest storm of the year hits right when I have the flu really bad. Anyone wanna come shovel for me?

  • Well, Jen’s bragging about her new shovel, so I imagine she’d like to shovel for you.

Providence, RI
Mostly Cloudy
5:22 am8:20 pm EDT
Feels like: 84°F
Wind: 8mph S
Humidity: 88%
Pressure: 30.07"Hg
UV index: 2
90°F / 72°F
93°F / 72°F
93°F / 77°F