Tag Archive | Blizzard

NYC East Village: Post-Juno in the Park!

Italian Ice Cart
Abandoned Italian Ice Cart, Avenue B and 11th Street (All Photos By Gail)

Geoffrey said a funny thing to me today, which is that he read on the Interwebs that Winter Storm Juno was not so much a Blizzard as it was “a Storm with a Very Good Publicist.” Hah! So true.  Juno failed to completely kick our asses to the curb but it did leave about six inches of white fluffy stuff on the ground.

At lunch today, I went for a walk in the hood and took some pictures. This is what it looked like around Noon on the day after the snowstorm in the East Village, NYC.

UnShoveled Sidewalk

The streets had been plowed continuously all through the night and 80% of the sidewalks were at least somewhat shoveled, so it was not too hazardous to navigate my way without falling on my ass. The above photo is a good example of a sidewalk that no one had shoveled. It still looks very beautiful.

Snow Covered Car

Cars parked curbside had not that much snow on them, really.

Grocery Cart

I’m not sure who this Shopping Cart belongs to.

Tompkins Square Park Sign

Here I am at Tompkins Square Park. Let’s go inside and explore.

Benches with Snow

There is not that much snow on the benches. I have seen way better.

Ping Pong Table

In the spring and summer, people play Ping Pong on that thing.

Fountain

This is a Fancy Bird Bath. Or something.

Snowman 1

These kids were making a few Snowmen with their mom.

Snowman 3

Here’s another one that kind of looks like a Snow Ghost to me.

Snowman 2

And another one pretty close by.

Kids Sledding

Little kids were Sledding on a not very impressive hill.

Dog Run

Many people were out running their dogs. Dogs Love Snow!

Doggies in the Snow

I enjoyed watching these little ones play.

Do Not Feed the Pigeons

Don’t even think about it.

Chess Tables

Too cold to play Chess.

Snow on Bushes and Statue

Snow untouched by humans. So gorgeous.

Snow on the Bushes

Snow on the Cement

Snow Capped Trash Bin

Garbage Bin Snow Cone.

Ice Covered SUV

Ice and snow covered Parks Department SUV.

Community Garden Whirligigs

On the way back home, I walked by a few of the remaining East Village Community Gardens. There is a story of life there, even in the dead of winter.

Pink Flamingo
Snow Flamingo

Penguin House

Happy Winter Everybody!

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NYC East Village The Morning After Blizzard Nemo

Snow in Front Flower Box
Evidence in My Front Porch Flower Box (All Photos By Gail, Click on Any Image to Enlarge)

Against a soundtrack of the unmistakable scraping of shovels against cement, I took a walk this morning through Tompkins Square Park in the East Village to capture a few photos of last night’s snowfall before it all melts away!

Intersection with Deli

The bright sun is already fast melting the snow into grey slush, already evident at every intersection in the area.

Snow Covered Car

Somebody wrote the word “Snow” in the snow that accumulated on this car. Clever!

Children's Garden Sign

The areas that will stay pristine the longest are the small, private gardens.

Childrens Private Garden

Private Garden2

Unshoveled Park Path

This is what it looks where people have not yet shoveled.

Snow on Ground in Park

Dog Run In Tompkins Square Park

Lots of people out running their dogs. Dogs love snow!

Ghetto Snowman In Tompkins Square Park

Ghetto Snowman.

Snow Cushioned Benches  In Tompkins Square Park

Snowpolstery!

Snow Cushion On Benches

Cushions of snow!

Snow Bushes with Finger

This photo of snow-burdened bushes would be much nicer if it were not bordered by my finger.

Snow Burdened Bushes

Snow Burdened Tree

Snow Xmas Tree with Glove

Makes me think of Christmas (and yes, that is a bit of my glove)!

Icicles On Car Bumper

Icicles on Storefront

Icicles on Car Bumpers and Store Awnings along Avenue A were dripping and dropping onto the sidewalk like tiny projectile missles by 11:00 AM!

Snow Park with Fence

By the time this post goes up it will already be too late to enjoy the best of the Blizzard’s aftermath, but at least I preserved the memory while I could!

Snowy Bare Trees
Bare Trees, Blue Skies

Top Ten Awesome Things About the Snowpocalypse

If you are reading this from anywhere near the northeastern part of the United States, or you are one of those people that just likes to follow extreme weather patterns for shits and giggles, then you are likely aware that we are having a bit of a Snowstorm here in New York City just now. I didn’t grow up with snow, so to me, a serious blizzard is still a fun and cool thing. But the truth is that snow freaks people out to the point where they almost lose their minds. You’d think it was a plague of locusts descending from heaven rather than a few flakes of frozen water. I’ve never quite understood what is it about a snowstorm that turns grown men into whimpering pussies, but nevertheless it seems to be so. I mean, it’s weather; what are you going to do about it? Lay down on the ground and cry? Surrender? Do you need your blanket? Jesus god people, IT’S JUST SOME FUCKING SNOW – get a grip.

Here are my Top Ten reasons to defend the awesomeness of what media types are calling the “Snowocalypse.”

1. Let’s face it: snow is gorgeous. In the city, you only have about an hour after the snow stops falling to really get outside and enjoy its breathtaking magnificence before the streets are filled with an ocean of grey slush and every dog in the neighborhood uses the pristine white snow banks as a toilet. So put on your fucking boots and get the fuck outside!

2. The buses are empty. The last time I was on a bus as empty as the one I was on this morning was when I was retarded enough to go in to the office on December 31st.

3. The trains are empty (see above).

4. People bring Dunkin Donuts coffee and baked goods into the office to share. Have you had Dunkin Donuts coffee? It is fucking delicious.

5. If you are very lucky, your boss commutes into Manhattan from South Jersey, so he or she decides to work from home. What a special treat this is.

6. The obnoxious, noisy-ass consultants whose desks are next to yours decide to stay home also, and you can enjoy some peace and quiet for a change. Thank you Jesus!

7. People on the streets are nicer when it snows. Because everybody is like, “Hey, it’s snowing! Let’s put aside our differences and be friends!” Or something.

8. The office will probably close early, because that is only fair to the studs and studettes who were brave enough to come in to work when everyone else is home hiding in the closet.

9. Sometimes people make snowmen, and I enjoy looking at them.

10. I don’t have to shovel it.

Enjoy the Snowpocalypse, everybody!