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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Season's First Blizzard, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Brrrr...
Photo by myself on Van Brunt and Pioneer Streets, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

New York City is bracing itself for as much as 16 inches of snow.

The snow and wind began Sunday, and is expected to continue through the night. At this writing at Sunday 9 pm, snow drifts are piled 10 inches high.

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I took the above photo outside a bar called the Brooklyn Ice House. By sheer chance, there were many spots of red in this image.

Red Hook is a cool, arty neighborhood that is still a little rough around the edges. Some of the streets are paved in cobblestone. There are a lot of bars and garden centers. There is no direct subway. Those who live in Red Hook take the bus or own cars.

The East River is just a couple blocks away from where this photo was taken. From the edge of Red Hook, you can see lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

For an earlier photo of the Statue of Liberty from Red Hook, click here.

Click here for some incredible readers' photos of the snowfall on the Times.

Related posts: The Brooklyn Ice House, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Chez Ralph, in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Sledding Outside the San Remo.

9 comments:

lewi14 said...

I'm already cold if I see the "poor" guys standing in the coldness. I'd like to shout them a hot coffee...

Cesc said...

A different point of view...

Olivier said...

je viens de regarder la Webcam qui donne sur Times-Square, c'est impressionnant cette tempête et toute cette neige. Cela ne doit pas être facile pour se déplacer, il va falloir ressortir les skis de fond

WTakeuchi said...

I`ve seen the news telling that New York is covered by snow. Hope everything is ok!

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent image Kitty.

Pierre said...

I just saw, on Tv news, the terrible images of new york cover by the snow. It looks like a big bazaar.
Probably tons of pictures to take, if it's not too cold.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Such a cool photo Kitty!
We got 16 inches here in Farmingdale. Last night our house shook two separate times with all of the high winds.
Ian shoveled a maze for Priscilla so she could go outside and run.

Kitty said...

Hi Lewi
Well this pair look like they're out there by choice, but I know what you mean. It's been seriously windy too, no fun out there.

Thanks Cesc!

Hi Olivier
I agree, Times Square during a blizzard would be incredible. I wish we lived in the city...I'd walk there for photos!

Thanks Washington
Everything is relatively ok thanks. Just a little stir crazy at home!

Thanks Luis!

Hi Pierre
I wish I were more brave. You're right, all I can think of are all the incredible photos people are taking in Manhattan.

Hi Lily!
I was wondering how Long Island was doing. Mark's mom said it was still snowing there during the day!

SCATTI said...

Immagine stupenda nella composizione e nei colori.
Buon anno 2011
Mauro