So, the blizzard might not be as bad as we thought and it’s coming down more slush than snow.
But the stuff still needs to get cleared off the sidewalks, which means a booming business for neighborhood snow shovelers like Shannon Pierre.
The 25-year-old Fort Greene resident has been clearing walks since he was 13, he said on Fulton Street Tuesday morning, furiously shoveling slush and snow in a light jacket and hooded sweatshirt, bright green Nike sneakers and, bravely, no gloves.
“I thought it would be a little higher,” he said of the accumulation. “But it’s supposed to still snow until 2 p.m.”
Pierre charges $50 per house, $45 if you’ve got your own salt. On Tuesday, he had about five walkways to do, which he’ll need to visit twice to get them totally clear.
“Most of the houses I charge a little extra because I have to go and come back,” he said.
But the double trips aren’t a problem, he said, because his other job — at Union Market in Cobble Hill — was called off; the store closed down for the blizzard on Tuesday.
“I should have gotten more business cards, you know?” he said, laughing.
Can't knock the hustle.