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Monday, December 27, 2010

A Blizzard Update, from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Blizzard in Park Slope
Photo by myself on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

New York woke up to a huge amount of snow. Some 20 inches fell last night in Central Park.

I walked around at eight this morning to see the damage. Lots of other people were digging out their cars, shoveling their walks, heading to work (!) or walking their dogs.

Most people wandered in the middle of the streets like zombies, since the sidewalks were piled high with snow drifts.

There were traffic mishaps too - cabs that got in very late at night and couldn't find a place to park were just abandoned in the middle of the street. There were buses and snowplows stuck in the middle of the street, too.

It looked like the end of the world. Along the sidewalks, parked cars were buried, only a bit of roof or an antenna visible.

From an announcement made on the local television channel NY1, it costs New York $1 million for every inch of snow that needs to be plowed for machinery, supplies, workers' overtime, etc. So 20 inches = $20 million dollars.

Snow, in Brooklyn
People trudged down the middle of the street at 8am, since the sidewalks were thigh-high in snow.

Related posts: The Brooklyn Ice House, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Blanket of Snow in Prospect Park and Yep, It's Still Winter.


Olivier said...

Waouhhhh et on se plaint avec nos 10 centimetres de neige. Vraiment impressionnant, mais j'adore cela fait de belles photos

Luis Gomez said...

Wow Kitty! Pretty amazing. It reminds me of DC last year. Hope you are doing okay.

dianasfaria.com said...

These photos are so colorful & beautiful to look at. Doesn't the snow change everything?
I love what you wrote about the "zombies" Hahaha.
(I'm a fan of 'The walking Dead')
I wasn't planning on posting a video of Priscilla playing in the snow until wednesday & then you left that comment about Rupert so I had too for you.
Re your question about the booties - I heard that the rock salt used for sidewalks is quite painful for dogs once it gets on the soles of their paws & I've seen booties for sale for dogs & I would use them for Priscilla if need be but so far our neighbors don't seem to use any of that stuff so we've been lucky.

CaT said...

i want to see the zombies....

Ming the Merciless said...

Love these photos!

Pierre said...

It look like a disaster*. End of the worldWe have lot of snow in paris 10 days ago. Paris was paralyzed

Anglina said...

you have great page keep it up

Andrea said...

For all the annoyance snow causes in cities itsure is beautiful when it first falls....