ACCORDING TO THE National Weather Service, winter will officially begin at 6:04 A.M. CST on December 21.
It won’t end until 6:44 A.M. CST on March 20, 2009.
That’s three whole months without drinks in Manhattan’s and Brooklyn’s restaurants with backlot urban gardens. 90 days without an alfresco mimosa or a Manhattan at a sidewalk table. It’s ok: I feel your pain. In the meantime, try: