Winter Storm Jonas Vs. Javits Center


Winter Storm Jonas packed a mighty punch in late January, dropping more than two feet of snow on New York City — but thanks to the dedication of the Javits Center staff, the events at the building operated as smoothly as ever. An estimated 140 truckloads of snow was shoveled, plowed and carted away from the six-block facility as our Facilities Department worked diligently to minimize the impact on building and event operations. 

Led by Director of Facilities Management Stephen Mosca, crews worked around the clock to ensure the safety and success of all those at the Javits Center, launching salt-spreading operations and coordinating snow removal with our private hauling company and New York City’s Department of Sanitation. 

Fashion shows coordinated by Business Journals, Inc., Advanstar Communications, Inc., and Messe Frankfurt, Inc. including Mrket/Vanguard, Milano Unica, Project New York, and TexWorld USA were able to move in and open despite the inclement weather, and that was a testament to our employees’ commitment to our customers. Our hard work even surprised many exhibitors who arrived with some doubts.

"I was amazed at how much was accomplished yesterday,” Britton Jones, CEO of Business Journals wrote in an email to us. "The Javits Center was in great shape this morning. We were able to open at 11 AM, and I think our exhibitors and retailers were truly wowed. Thanks so much for such a strong and supportive effort."