New York City is poised Monday to break a 50-year-old record for the latest date that a winter recorded its first measurable snowfall, according to AccuWeather. (Luiz C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

New Jersey hasn’t gotten much snow so far this year, in fact it’s one of the warmest winters on record. We’ve gotten some flurries here and there, but nothing significant or measurable.

And just like us, their neighbor, New Yorkers won’t be sleigh riding through the streets anytime in the near future reports the NY Daily News. Multiple records are about to be broken in the Big Apple due to the lack of measurable snow this winter season.

One of those records is the latest first snow ever recorded during a winter in New York City being broken this week with the city going snowless through today and none in the forecast. Previously, the latest New Yorkers had seen snowfall in the 154 years of record keeping was when it took until January 29, 1973, according to the National Weather Service. In addition, New York City is approaching its longest streak without measurable snow. The news outlet says, “New York has recorded trace amounts of snow this January with a few flakes falling, but the accumulated snowfall never reached a 10th of an inch to meet the “measurable” threshold.” The previous record is 332 days, which occurred from January 19, 2020, to December 15, 2020.

The last time there was measurable snow in New York City was on March 9 of last year, when less than an inch was measured in Central Park. If the city remains snow-free by this Sunday, February 5, that record will be broken.

Current forecasts are not showing measurable snow in the city over the next week.

Upstate New York can’t make the same claim as they’ve gotten plenty white stuff so far. Record-breaking amounts of snow fell just before the Christmas weekend, it claimed the lives of thirty-nine people. The storm, described as the “blizzard of the century” by New York Governor Kathy Hochul, created nearly fifty-two inches of snowfall.


3 New Jersey Restaurants Among Yelp's Top 100 U.S. Restaurants of 2023

Food is one of the few things that can really bring people together. Sometimes people use eating as a way to socialize, and some have even turned eating into a career or a professional sport.

So can you believe that among the million-plus restaurants in the United States? Some of the very best are located right here in New Jersey!?

Each year the online crowdsource review site Yelp publishes its top restaurants across the United States. They gather the data through user submissions and other cultural factors such as geographic representation, ratings, reviews, etc.

You’ll be glad to know Jersey had three locations this year within the top 100. This is an increase from Yelp’s 2022 list in which only two Garden State restaurants were honored.

With such a wide variety of food types having even one place featured is a win in my book. It certainly goes to show that New Jersey residents know a thing or two about food.

This year’s winners included Jessica’s Café(40) a delightful Italian and French fusion located in Plainfield. Kenko Sushi(78) over in Lincoln Park which offers quality sushi rolls. Lastly, Nicholas Anthony’s Family Kitchen(88) right in West Orange makes you feel like a part of the family as they offer up some Italian cuisine.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the three ranked Jersey locations, but maybe you’re planning a road trip across the Great Garden State so why not hit all three? This is the 10-year anniversary since Yelp started its annual listing. You know the competition was fierce, so if you’re even traveling out of state here is 100 of the best eating establishments this year according to Yelp.

  • 1. Broken Mouth | Lee’s Homestyle, Los Angeles, California

  • 2. Kaaloa’s Super Js Authentic Hawaiian, Captain Cook, Hawaii

  • 3. Archibalds Village Bakery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • 4. Beyer Deli, San Diego, California

  • 5. Adela’s Country Eatery, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii

  • 6. Sunbliss Cafe, Anaheim, California

  • 7. The Nook Cajun Cafe, Norco, California

  • 8. Tumerico, Tucson, Arizona

  • 9. Selam Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine, Orlando, Florida

  • 10. Sababa Falafel Shop, Garden Grove, California

  • 11. Chellas Arepa Kitchen, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • 12. Appu’s Cafe, Long Beach, California

  • 13. Little France Coffee & Bakery, Mission Viejo, California

  • 14. Gigi’s Cafe, Burlingame, California

  • 15. Vietwich, Stafford, Texas

  • 16. Crumbville, Houston, Texas

  • 17. Ekiben, Baltimore, Maryland

  • 18. Trust, Santa Ana, California

  • 19. Arario Midtown, Reno, Nevada

  • 20. GONZO!, Carlsbad, California

  • 21. Uptown Eats, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • 22. 1618 Asian Fusion, Austin, Texas

  • 23. BMORE Protein Pub, Long Beach, California

  • 24. Zenaida’s Cafe, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 25. Rajas con Crema, Maywood, California

  • 26. Buendia Breakfast & Lunch Cafe, Tucson, Arizona

  • 27. XOchimilco Mexican Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois

  • 28. Baobab Fare, Detroit, Michigan

  • 29. Malka, Portland, Oregon

  • 30. Kadence, Orlando, Florida

  • 31. Falafel Inc, Washington, D.C.

  • 32. Geno D’s Pizza, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • 33. Rice Box Kitchen, Reno, Nevada

  • 34. Maison Cafe & Market, Dana Point, California

  • 35. Baba Kabob, San Diego, California

  • 36. Cafe D’Marie, Davenport, Iowa

  • 37. Vida, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 38. House of Falafel, Farmington Hills, Michigan

  • 39. De Babel, Scottsdale, AZ

  • 40. Jessica’s Cafe, Plainfield, New Jersey

  • 41. Dolce Vita, Oxnard, California

  • 42. Hungry Pants, Orlando, Florida

  • 43. izzy’s Comfort Kitchen, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

  • 44. OmG Omakase by Gino, Santa Ana, California

  • 45. La Condesa Eatery, Reno, Nevada

  • 46. Nonno’s Ristorante, Murrieta, California

  • 47. burger-chan, Houston, Texas

  • 48. Jot India Restaurant, Newport, Kentucky

  • 49. Izakaya Tori, Tampa, Florida

  • 50. CRUST, Miami, Florida

  • 51. Two Birds Cafe, West Chester, Pennsylvania

  • 52. Mike’s Red Tacos, San Diego, California

  • 53. North South Grill, Pembroke Pines, Florida

  • 54. Botto’s BBQ, Portland, Oregon

  • 55. Curry Hyuga, Burlingame, California

  • 56. Sandra’s Next Generation, New Haven, Connecticut

  • 57. Cocina Madrigal, Phoenix, Arizona

  • 58. Sunny Thai, Arlington, Texas

  • 59. Root, Newport, Rhode Island

  • 60. The Bao Spot, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 61. Lord Empanada, Monrovia, California

  • 62. Fattoush Mediterranean Kitchen, Pantego, Texas

  • 63. Balmoral Restaurant, Campton Hills, Illinois

  • 64. Catullo’s Italian, Jacksonville, Florida

  • 65. Buena Gente Cuban Bakery, Decatur, Georgia

  • 66. West Coast Taco Bar, Sacramento, California

  • 67. Bocata Arepa Bar, Glen Allen, Virginia

  • 68. Sam’s Italian Deli & Market, Fresno, California

  • 69.La Cabaña, Seattle, Washington

  • 70. Thanh Do Restaurant, Garden Grove, California

  • 71. Guava Tree Cafe, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 72. Maui Bread Company, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

  • 73. Wellness Sushi, Denver, Colorado

  • 74. Chadd’s Bistro, Rochester Hills, Michigan

  • 75. Freeman’s Grub & Pub, Greensboro, North Carolina

  • 76. The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, California

  • 77. Bunbury, Miami, Florida

  • 78. Kenko Sushi, Lincoln Park, New Jersey

  • 79. Rossi Rosticceria Deli, Poughkeepsie, New York

  • 80. Jaguar Sun, Miami, Florida

  • 81. Corazon Taste of Mexico, Brea, California

  • 82. Twice Removed, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • 83. YiaYia’s Greek Kitchen, Torrington, Connecticut

  • 84. Taqueria El Amigo, Waltham, Massachusetts

  • 85. Ling’s Asian Cuisine, Omaha, Nebraska

  • 86. Ricky’s Hot Chicken, Richardson, Texas

  • 87. 185, Poquoson, Virginia

  • 88. Nicholas Anthony’s Family Kitchen, West Orange, New Jersey

  • 89. Fiore Market, South Pasadena, California

  • 90. Tukro Coffee, Dunedin, Florida

  • 91. Livery—Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 92. Boxcar Betty’s, Charleston, South Carolina

  • 93. La Reforma Brewery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 94. Hanuman Thai Eatery, Costa Mesa, California

  • 95. Il Paesano, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • 96. Pitaland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 97. Silver Fork, Manchester, Vermont

  • 98. Gumba, Portland, Oregon

  • 99. Kiin Di, Austin, Texas

  • 100. Timmy’s Brown Bag, Placerville, California