Residents of New York are packing into city supermarkets, stocking up on food and supplies for the Snopocalypse.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the nearing blizzard is likely to be one of the biggest storms to ever strike the city. New Yorkers can expect one to two feet of snow and gusts of wind reaching 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
Naturally, the impending “#Snowgate” has turned Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and other supermarkets into madhouses.
Here’s the line outside of Trader Joe’s in Union Square. Already it stretches down the block.
A Trader Joe’s employee is stationed outside the doors as “crowd control.” TJ’s told DNAinfo’s Rosa Goldensohn that the line began before 7 a.m.
Inside the Whole Foods at Union Square, the check-out line reaches the store’s exit and loops back to the cash registers.
Others take one look at the lines and abandon all hope, leaving their shopping carts by the wayside.
While most of the #blizzardof2015 tweets are coming in from Manhattan, Brooklyn’s hipsters are getting in on the action, too. The Gowanus Whole Foods’ kale shelves are bone-dry.
And Park Slope’s notoriously frou-frou Food Coop has a line out the door.
Lines at some other supermarkets in Manhattan like the 23rd Street Trader Joe’s and the 7th ave Whole Foods were not nearly as crowded.
We’ll continue to update this post with pictures as the Snopocalypse unfolds.
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