On March 31, 2014, something unsurprising happened: it snowed once more on Long Island.
Monday’s crazy bout of early spring snow created horrible traffic jams all throughout Long Island: Nicolls Road, one of the major roads that most commuters use to get to class, was an absolute mess, while I’m sure the L.I.E., Route 25A and 347 could not have fared any better.
It was a surprise to everyone to wake up to an unwarranted winter wonderland. Mother Nature pulled the ultimate April Fool’s joke a day early, smothering the dreams of warm weather with slushy, slippery snow. I slipped once from my way back from the gym at 8:30 a.m., which was just enough times to dissuade me from the thought of attending classes.
Suffolk County completed installation of curbing, sidewalks and guardrails along Nicolls Road, from the North Entrance of the university to Route 25A last week, according to a press release from Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (District 5).
Let’s face it. Stony Brook is not a college town. Then again, most schools renowned for their science and math programs are not making the Princeton Review list of party schools. But the issue here is not just curriculum. The infrastructure for such a prospect simply is not there.