On Easter Sunday, the place to be was Tompkins Square Park, where friendly and festive East Village neighbors dressed in their most colorful finery for some kind of Easter Bonnet Festival — which may or may not be a returning annual tradition. There were dozens of great looks, but this lovely Lady in Pink was my favorite for obvious reasons.
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.
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.
Cars parked curbside had not that much snow on them, really.
I’m not sure who this Shopping Cart belongs to.
Here I am at Tompkins Square Park. Let’s go inside and explore.
There is not that much snow on the benches. I have seen way better.
In the spring and summer, people play Ping Pong on that thing.
This is a Fancy Bird Bath. Or something.
These kids were making a few Snowmen with their mom.
Here’s another one that kind of looks like a Snow Ghost to me.
And another one pretty close by.
Little kids were Sledding on a not very impressive hill.
Many people were out running their dogs. Dogs Love Snow!
I enjoyed watching these little ones play.
Don’t even think about it.
Too cold to play Chess.
Snow untouched by humans. So gorgeous.
Garbage Bin Snow Cone.
Ice and snow covered Parks Department SUV.
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.
Happy Winter Everybody!
London based artist STIK completed the final touches on his Liberty tribute mural as of Thursday, September 12th. A gift to NYC from Dorian Grey Gallery and STIK, this 60 foot mural was inspired by the history and spirit of Tompkins Square Park and will become a symbol of the artistic legacy of NYC’s East Village. The mural adorns the side of the building at the southwest corner of Avenue A and 9th Street above Doc Holiday’s Bar.
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!
The bright sun is already fast melting the snow into grey slush, already evident at every intersection in the area.