With the exception of Interstate 95, I have only ridden in the city once and that was to the Harbor. I would be reluctant to drive or ride in any part of the city were the police have camera's to monitor for crime.
Glad it didn't turn out as bad as it might have. Mount some pepper spray on the side of your bike maybe?
If you're going to buy something to move snow, you should get something that will actually move snow. - WayneJ