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brian_fl
September 29th, 2003, 03:01 PM
Hi,

My name is Brian, I am from Florida and I have never seen snow in my life.
This year (jan, 2004) I am committed to go see snow. The options are many, but I have chosen NYC as the place I wanna go see snow.
I was planning on going after New Year's, around the 5th of january. But I am still debating with my family, because I want to see a lot of snow, snow storms, snow on the streets, snow on the roofs, snow EVERYWHERE. But at the same time I want to be able to go out, go places, shop, eat out, and things every good tourist wants to do.
So, new yorkers, help me........when should I go ??
I am looking for this kinda of snow...lol

http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/02/17/national/18snow_slide01.jpg
http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/02/17/national/18snow_slide05.jpg
http://www.rovingrube.com/misc/snow/CRW_5480_RT8.jpg

All that...but like I said before, I want to be able to go to Central Park, shop around, go ice skating, etc

I also wanted to ask you guys what are the best and cheapest areas to get a hotel. I am not planning on spending a lot of money on a hotel as I dont plan to stay inside the room long. I want some place that I can sleep in, that is close to subways, close to Central Park (that's a must !).

Thank you and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Gulcrapek
September 29th, 2003, 03:06 PM
Well, snow, like any other kind of weather/precipitation, isn't always predictable. Last winter was a hellish rain of it, yet there are years when there's almost none. I guess January would be a good time to come, right near the middle of snow season.

As for a hotel, someone said something about a Holiday Inn or two around Midtown... I forgot who. They'll probably post here.

dbhstockton
September 29th, 2003, 03:58 PM
I wouldn't tie yourself to any one weekend, because, like the other guy said, there's no guarantee of snow. Maybe keep your eyes open for last-minute weekend packages on travel websites (Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, Expedia.com, etc.). That will take care of your hotel and flight in one deal. You're not going to find any cheap hotels around Central Park.

Or stay in Montreal, Toronto, or Niagra Falls (beautiful in the winter). Snow's a better bet up there, and there's still plenty to do.

brian_fl
September 29th, 2003, 05:20 PM
Yeah, I understand that snow is unpredictable, but what wanted to know was whether USUALLY in the beginning of january NYC gets a lot of snow. Or whether in the end of january the probability of snow storms are greater than in early january.

I found this hotel
"Quality Hotel on Broadway
215 W 94TH ST"
for 85 bucks/night. What you think about the location ? It is just 1 mile away from Central Park.....and like I said, I am not looking for luxury, I'd rather spend my money around NY than in a room.

Marty
September 29th, 2003, 07:27 PM
Brian, come to Montreal Canada. you'll see snow for sure!!

NoyokA
September 29th, 2003, 08:16 PM
Hi Brian.

Chances are you will not experience snow during your vacation. But you will experience the streets, which are always very cold and frigid. The indoors will be your haven. Im sure there are those who disagree with me, but Manhattan in the winter is harsh. My advice is that you experience the best skiing at hand in Colorado, and actually enjoy a New York City vacation in the summer, both of them are quite an experience.

For lodging, I have always recommend Comfort Inn Central Park. For $69 you get a nice place to sleep and a good breakfast, in proximity to a subway station and a short one block walk to central park.

STT757
September 29th, 2003, 09:12 PM
Having lived in and around NYC my whole life I will tell you snow is very unpredictable, we had years like '93/'94 and most notably '95/'96 when it snowed every Friday from Thanksgiving to Easter (or it seemed that way).

Last year we had a good snow season, I was stuck in my house for two days before I could dig out my driveway.

However there's no way to tell before hand if it's going to be a snowy Winter, my belief is that it will be because of all the rain we had this Summer but Im no Al Roker.

As for the best snow month, believe it or not my experience (28 years) is that late Feburary and early March are the snowiest months, especially early March.

If your truely have your heart on seeing snow please go to Canada, Buffalo, Colorado etc..

Or you can wait and monitor the weather in NYC, if it starts looking like it will be a "snowy" Winter make a quick trip up here.

NYC is beautiful when there's a nice snow cover, it's really quiet and everything is peacefull.

STT757
September 29th, 2003, 09:16 PM
Snowboken:

http://hobokenterminal.com/photos/snowboken/snowboken_hoboken-terminal_12-95_decesare.jpg
http://hobokenterminal.com/photos/snowboken/snowboken_njt_1426_arrow-iii_12-95_decesare.jpg
http://hobokenterminal.com/photos/snowboken/snowboken_njt_4112_gp40ph-2_12-95_decesare.jpg

Kris
September 29th, 2003, 09:51 PM
Blizzard Pictures Taken in Central Park (http://forums.wirednewyork.com/viewtopic.php?t=143)

ube
October 3rd, 2003, 12:54 AM
Hi Brian.

Chances are you will not experience snow during your vacation. But you will experience the streets, which are always very cold and frigid. The indoors will be your haven. Im sure there are those who disagree with me, but Manhattan in the winter is harsh. My advice is that you experience the best skiing at hand in Colorado, and actually enjoy a New York City vacation in the summer, both of them are quite an experience.


I actually feel that Manhattan in the winter (snow or not) is beutiful. I love the frigid cold, the frost, and the nice cold breezes. :) I really dont like it in the summer, too hot, too many people swetting, and well I hate the hear :)

STT757
December 7th, 2003, 11:05 PM
Now would be a good time to come, 23 inches! And it's not even Winter "Officially" yet, two more weeks.

brian_fl
December 8th, 2003, 12:38 AM
Now would be a good time to come, 23 inches! And it's not even Winter "Officially" yet, two more weeks.

LOL :-)
I was thinking the samething this morning. Oh man, I should've gone to NY this weekend.
Oh well, I am sure there will be plenty more to see.

exige
December 8th, 2003, 05:48 PM
Hi, first time on this board though I've viewed some of the threads a few times.

I'm visiting NYC for the first time this weekend and was just wandering how much of the recent snowfall will be left in a weeks time ?

Being from the UK I'm very used to snow melting away within 48 hours of it arriving !

Thanks for any response !! 8)

NYatKNIGHT
December 8th, 2003, 08:01 PM
Normally NYC doesn't get a such a big snowfall this early - it still is autumn after all, and temperatures don't usually stay below freezing in early December. We're supposed to have warmer temperatures and rain on Wednesday and Thursday. Though there was a lot of snow, most of it will probably be gone - except for some piles of dirty snow made by the plows.

There is no new snow (as of now) in our forecast:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/narrative/10020

Enjoy your stay!

ZippyTheChimp
December 8th, 2003, 08:29 PM
Two blizzards in one year. Pretty rare.

If you really want snow, take a side trip to Rochester, New York - the snowiest city in America with an average 94 inches per year.

exige
December 9th, 2003, 04:54 AM
Okay that's great thanks, I snowboard fairly regularly in Europe so should see snow again soon enough. Just thought a snowy xmas shopping trip would be perfect!

maroualle
December 9th, 2003, 06:29 AM
Oh man, those pictures of a white NY are soooo beautiful. I really have to stop looking at pictures from NY. I got this “good & bad” relationship, you know. The more I look at them the more I get depressed. I got a whole library of pictures which should represent approximately gygabytes of emotions and tears…..
The first time you arrive in G.Central: you finally know that you belong to a place. I know that since ages ago…..and still I’m so far away. I’m a big fan of W. Allen. If you watch a movie like “Manhattan, New York stories, ….” It’s not mandatory to pay attention to the actors: just look at everything ‘round them, then we will start chatting....
In the meantime, if you want to fly above NY: i will propose you to read the "Basketball diaries" jim Carroll......
Now you know what i really like: do you guy's have other suggestions that could help me to understand the heart of NY?

Take good care of you, see you one day.

Kris
December 9th, 2003, 10:18 AM
http://www.rion.nu/v5/archive/000428.php

http://www.rion.nu/v5/archive/000429.php

http://www.rion.nu/v5/archive/000430.php

maroualle
December 10th, 2003, 01:58 AM
Wow thanks, seems like it snowed as hell in NY.
Note: on the second php page, 10th picture: there is a french flag, bad bad bad flag, right?

NYatKNIGHT
December 10th, 2003, 10:27 AM
The recent anti-France campaign seems to have subsided a little. I never hated France, especially their classic tricolor. But you are mistaken about the flag in the photo. It is the flag of New York City, and it stands in front of City Hall.

http://www.rion.nu/v5/post/120703/IMG_0050med.jpg http://flagspot.net/images/u/us-nyc.gif

ZippyTheChimp
December 10th, 2003, 01:04 PM
Get 'em while they're cold! :P

New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com

It's some snow job

Wednesday, December 10th, 2003

"Snowballs
$1.00 Each"

The sign was neatly lettered on a white cardboard box propped on a coffee cup. Ten snowballs stood in two neat rows before it on the Times Square pavement.

"One dollar, one dollar," a young man in a knit cap and sunglasses was chanting.

The young man was Gilberto Triplitt, a 28-year-old unemployed artist from Queens who attended LaGuardia High School and worked in a furniture store until it closed in the post-Sept. 11 downturn. He went into the snowball business Monday afternoon on Prince St. in SoHo. He reported selling six in 2-1/2 hours.

"It's really easy to sell them," he said, to a reporter's surprise.

Around 6 p.m. Monday, Triplitt discarded his remaining snowballs and headed uptown. He made 14 new ones from a mound in a Times Square traffic island and set up shop on Broadway just above W. 43rd St. He sold four more by 8 p.m.

"One, I sold for 50 cents," he now allowed to a reporter. "A small one."

His total snowball sales stood at $9.50, or $9.50 more than seemed possible in the wake of a big snowstorm. Triplitt fished his proof from his jeans pocket, a modest but indisputable wad of dollar bills.

"See?" he said.

He resumed his chant.

"One dollar, one dollar."

There remained the mystery of what would possess anyone actually to buy a snowball. Many passersby clearly found the prospect hilarious. One woman laughed so hard she might have fallen down had she not grabbed a companion.

"Did you see that?" she asked.

A pink-mittened woman roared into a cell phone.

"There's a guy selling snowballs!"

A visitor from Seattle named Terry Johnson recorded the sight with his camera cell phone.

"It's one of the weirdest things I have seen in my life," Johnson said.

Music producer Gary Pickus paused just after 9 p.m. and became one of the many who took snapshots by more usual means.

"This is funny!" he said.

What could only have been the spirit of pure fun then prompted Pickus to take four quarters from his pocket and make a purchase. He continued downtown, a snowball in his bare hand, a smile on his face.

"Too bad I don't live in a place like Hawaii," Pickus joked.

Another dozen smiles a minute appeared on the faces of the passersby who followed.

"Are those snowballs fresh?" a woman asked.

Just before 9:30 p.m., two visitors from England happened past and erupted into laughter. One, Christine Rowlatt, hooked her two shopping bags on her forearms and took a photo.

"That will make a perfect Christmas card," said the other, Margaret Rann.

The spirit of pure fun then had Rowlatt hand Triplitt a dollar.

"I've always wanted a snowball," she said.

She continued on with one of Triplitt's choicest in her hand.

"That's the best laugh I've had," said her friend Rann.

Triplitt knelt and repacked some of his remaining snowballs.

"A dollar for a snowball?" asked a young woman.

He pointed to the smallest offering.

"I'll give you that one for 50 cents," he said.

The young woman went off laughing. Triplitt looked more delighted than if he had made a sale.

"I like her laugh," he said.

During a lull, Triplitt dashed to the traffic island above W. 44th St. He returned cradling eight new snowballs and discarded an old one that had started to melt. He rearranged his wares into three rows of five.

"Fresh!" he said.

Triplitt did not claim the snowball idea as his own. He had been inspired by an artist who had done much the same in Astor Place some years ago as a bit of performance art.

"Limited edition!" Triplitt now said of his wares.

On the other side of Broadway, a reminder of the continuing terrorist threat appeared in the person of two Emergency Service Unit cops with helmets, flak jackets and automatic weapons. The news zipper above them carried the latest from Iraq as well as the report "Gore to Endorse Dean," which seemed to electrify nobody. The merriment of the people still trooping past Triplitt made his snowballs suddenly seem a bargain.

"One dollar! One dollar!"

http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/320-snowball_alone.JPG
Snowball salesman Gilberto Triplett shows off $1 wares in Times Square Monday.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/863-snowball_Rowlatt.JPG
'I've always wanted a snowball,' said English tourist and happy buyer Christine Rowlatt.

TLOZ Link5
December 10th, 2003, 10:09 PM
That's kinda cute, albeit a bit scammy.

krulltime
December 10th, 2003, 11:51 PM
Yeah what a weird yet interesting story.

Well....The snow is melting as we speak with all the rain tonight. We have to wait for the next snowstorm to have a winterland in the city again. :)

maroualle
December 11th, 2003, 01:48 AM
[quote="NYatKNIGHT"]The recent anti-France campaign seems to have subsided a little. I never hated France, especially their classic tricolor. But you are mistaken about the flag in the photo. It is the flag of New York City, and it stands in front of City Hall.

> Thanks, i didn't know for the NY flag. Even if i'm a neighbour, i never really like France........

maroualle
December 11th, 2003, 01:52 AM
That's kinda cute, albeit a bit scammy.

Yeah, it's a nice story but who could buy a snowball as long as you can get them for free in your own back garden?

Ok, next time, i'll try to sell a portion of the bloody airflow we have now, i could get easily rich.....
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I know that most of you don't give a flying f...about it but yesterday evening, there was the soccer Champions league and Arsenal FC has passed the gate hyhaaaaaaa

brian_fl
February 9th, 2004, 06:26 PM
Hello everyone ! :P

I got back from NY and guess what ?
I was there 2 weeks ago, when they had that bug storm on tuesday night !!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so happy...
you had to see me in Central Park, I looked so retarded.......all happy, jumping on the snow.....lol
Thanks a lot for the advices, now I can say I saw snow - LOTS of snow. :P :P :P :P :P

fioco
February 9th, 2004, 10:11 PM
Brian, I'm thrilled that things worked out so well for you. Indeed, I'm sure all the New Yorkers who warned you about the unpredictability of a big snow are equally thrilled.

Now, besides playing in the snow and having the time of your life -- what else did you do while you were in NYC?

TLOZ Link5
February 9th, 2004, 10:22 PM
I'm glad you had a great time during the snowstorm, Brian. The one we had the most recently was probably one of the most beautiful I've seen in a long time.

billyblancoNYC
February 10th, 2004, 01:40 AM
Excellent. We're happy for you. How were the other aspects of the trip? Did you have a good time? See the sights?

brian_fl
February 10th, 2004, 11:05 AM
Oh man ! I loved the city... :lol:
Amazing !

I went everywhere..I was there for about 10 days, and I am planning another trip for next month with couple of friends.

I went to the statue of liberty, empire state, ellis island, times square (every night I was there, 'cuz it was close to my hotel), metropolitam museum, ice skating at central park, 5th avenue, chinatown, little italy, chelsea, soho, financial disctrict, battery park, ground zero, watched Rent, I also had an interview at Yale, so I took the train to New Haven, .....
There is a lot more.

I loved it and I can't wait to go back......

billyblancoNYC
February 10th, 2004, 11:11 AM
Nice to hear you had such a good, and full, time. Maybe when you get into Yale, you can get an apartment in the city (or Brooklyn or Queens, etc)... ;o)

Edward
January 23rd, 2005, 01:05 AM
Snowstorm in Times Square. 22 January 2005.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow2.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)


http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow1.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)


http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow3.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)


http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow4.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)


http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow5.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)


http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow6.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)

Michi
January 23rd, 2005, 07:11 AM
great photos... It's like a kaos.

yyy
January 23rd, 2005, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the photos - looks great :D

ryan
January 23rd, 2005, 11:40 AM
Great photos - I love the one with the bikini bimbo

NewYorkYankee
January 23rd, 2005, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the pics! I wish I were there.

NewYorkYankee
January 23rd, 2005, 04:11 PM
Well, we got a light dusting last night. The sun melted it away before 10 a.m. O well, they called out school tomorrow! :-) SNOW DAY! We get out for flurries! LOL, snow here is a big thing.

Edward
January 24th, 2005, 12:08 AM
Young New Yorkers enjoying the snow. 23 January 2005.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/central_park_snow.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/)



Cross-country skiing in Central Park.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/skiing/central_park_skiing.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/skiing/)



Christo's gates coming soon to Central Park.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/christo_gates/christo_gates_snow.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/christo_gates/)



A lot of snow - for a small dog.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/central_park_snow_sophie1.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/)



Dogs in the park.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/central_park_sophie2.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/)

ZippyTheChimp
January 24th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Snow photos (http://www.pbase.com/zippythechimp/winter_2005)

yyy
January 24th, 2005, 05:07 AM
Finally - snow pictures :D :D :D Just what I wanted :lol: Thanks a lot Zippy :)

NewYorkYankee
January 24th, 2005, 10:43 AM
Thank you Edward and Zippy! :D

Michi
January 24th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Great photos on Central Parks.
I marvelous see the childrens playing with the snow.

Clarknt67
January 24th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Seen on a 62nd st. roof top.

http://www.gawker.com/news/outside1.jpg

Gulcrapek
January 24th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Looks like it took a considerable amount of effort... someone must be bored.

NoyokA
January 24th, 2005, 07:25 PM
That is offensive. As such I will have to close this thread ASAP. How juvenile, Im appalled by the fact that any of you would find that funny and even more that you would have the nerve to post such.

JUST FOOLING WITH YOU GUYS, ITS HILLARIOUS. Bravo, good craftsmanship!

yyy
January 25th, 2005, 01:06 AM
That is offensive. As such I will have to close this thread ASAP. How juvenile, Im appalled by the fact that any of you would find that funny and even more that you would have the nerve to post such.

JUST FOOLING WITH YOU GUYS, ITS HILLARIOUS. Bravo, good craftsmanship!

:D :lol: :D :P

Clarknt67
January 25th, 2005, 03:53 PM
I seriously thought it over and over, will this offend someone? Finally I decided--with the absurd hoopla over nipplegate--not to cave. Glad I'm not banned now as a result.

Kris
January 25th, 2005, 04:07 PM
I hope you're joking.

Edward
December 4th, 2005, 08:27 PM
Snow on Great Hill (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/great_hill.htm). 4 December 2005.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/great_hill/great_hill_snow.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/great_hill.htm)

Ninjahedge
December 5th, 2005, 08:32 AM
Nice contrast with the red there Ed...

NewYorkYankee
December 7th, 2005, 08:10 PM
Was this the first snow thus far in NY this year? I was wondering if there was any during Thanksgiving when I was away.

macreator
December 7th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Was this the first snow thus far in NY this year? I was wondering if there was any during Thanksgiving when I was away.

This was the first snowfall of the season.

There is some expected around Friday although it won't be too much.

sfenn1117
December 8th, 2005, 12:07 AM
This was the first snowfall of the season.

There is some expected around Friday although it won't be too much.

6"+ Friday. Hell of a commute Fri morning

Edward
February 15th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Next to the Pine Bank Arch (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/../parks/central_park/pine_bank_arch.htm).

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/snow_park.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/)


Snow in Central Park (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/) in February of 2006.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/snow2006.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/central_park/snow/)

Edward
February 15th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Snow in Times Square (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/), Seventh Avenue and 46th Street, 12 February 2006.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/times_square/times_square_snow7.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/times_square/snow/)

Comelade
February 15th, 2006, 01:25 AM
Thank for the photos, great

tdp
February 15th, 2006, 02:37 PM
How do the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock fare in sort of weather?
Did they still open their doors (rooftops) the following day?
Any 'whiteout' photos from up thare anyone?

antinimby
February 15th, 2006, 06:44 PM
All that snow that you see are mostly gone now. Snow don't last very long at the 56º F (14º C) temperatures we're getting.

Luca
February 16th, 2006, 02:45 AM
I love that second pic of Central Park. Is that looking toward Columbus Circle?

ablarc
February 16th, 2006, 07:27 AM
I love that second pic of Central Park.
Like an updated Currier & Ives.


Is that looking toward Columbus Circle?
Yeah, can you spot Hearst and Time Warner?

Luca
February 16th, 2006, 09:02 AM
It was a deduction. I know the SE corner has the Plaza and other buildings but not glass 'scrapers like that. I assumed that NE and NW don'teither and Iremembered reading abotu the big new compelx going up in Col. Circle.

I understand that there was a certain amount of angst about that project while it was being implemented?

ablarc
February 16th, 2006, 09:54 AM
I understand that there was a certain amount of angst about that project while it was being implemented?
Some folks object that it's a multistory shopping mall with stores you'd find in the upscale suburbs, but it's easy on the eyes; and the Whole Foods in the basement is something to write home about.

Edward
February 3rd, 2007, 11:32 AM
Snow in Worldwide Plaza (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/worldwide_plaza/). 30 January 2007.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/378405737_cfd97f8141_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudentas/)

Punzie
February 3rd, 2007, 03:23 PM
What a stunning photo! What time was it? Did you purposely make the trek there, or were you coming from somewhere else and happen upon it?

Liverpool Alan
February 7th, 2007, 04:30 AM
Brilliant photo i see the snow must have waited for you.and smiled too
we are coming to ny midtown on 16th any weather reports. Looked on the net looks cold enough but lets hear it from the people on the ground

lofter1
February 7th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Farmer's Almanac (http://http://www.almanac.com/) predicts temps @ NYC in the 20's - low 30s for the next week.

For more detailed forecast you might want to give this a shot (http://www.almanac.com/weathercenter/pigspleen.php)

Scouser EFC
February 7th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Brilliant photo i see the snow must have waited for you.and smiled too
we are coming to ny midtown on 16th any weather reports. Looked on the net looks cold enough but lets hear it from the people on the ground

Fellow scouser? :)

Apparently we're getting snowed in tonight/tomorrow morning. Hope so, would love an excuse to get off work!

Liverpool Alan
February 7th, 2007, 06:27 PM
thanks for the weather report lofty i will just nip outside and check my pigs spline
Still waiting for our snow.....nearly midnight. Plastic Scouser (over the water ) but work in town.
Heading over the pond for a week as a treat for the kids (inc.us)we asked them the question "where in the world ?"youngest 9 hasnt got a clue so her face will be a picture when we are "not really picking up nanny"as we park in the airport.Staying at the westin not the sheraton now any clues on what the brochure doesnt tell us anyone.;) :confused:

Edward
March 17th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Night and snow falls on the Cherry Hill.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/424679021_f406b960b0_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudentas/sets/72157594393655888/)

ramvid01
March 17th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Beautiful Pics of the snow. But I didnt know that Worldwide Plaza had a plaza. :confused:

BrooklynRider
March 18th, 2007, 08:59 AM
Edward - Beautiful photos. Very moody.

WebErr
May 3rd, 2007, 07:56 AM
We saw falling of snow today!!!
White snowflakes in May!!!
It is a miracle... :)

Very strange spring, but beautiful. :)

Global warming... may be...

Radiohead
December 14th, 2007, 11:50 PM
A few from '01, '03 and '05


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/390181274_d7318fb4ab_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/390382337_e5fcb670c0_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/15486646_7bea1bd74e_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/4/8181777_a3104bdde8_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/12/99216390_ba3ce30bbe_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/39/104910899_3389718e93_b.jpg

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Radiohead
December 14th, 2007, 11:52 PM
And these are from 1996

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boyno
December 15th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Fantastic pictures Radiohead.

NewYorkDoc
December 15th, 2007, 02:30 AM
These pictures are making me depressed, we're only supposed to get rain mainly on Saturday evening now. ::Flips the finger to the suburbs::

BigCityDreams
December 23rd, 2007, 10:45 AM
Ive never seen snow like that in my life :eek:

brianac
January 30th, 2008, 07:46 AM
Lack of January Snow Is a First in 75 Years

By JARED IRMAS
Special to the Sun
January 30, 2008

This month is set to become the first January in 75 years that New York City (http://www.nysun.com/related_results.php?term=New+York+City) has been without any measurable snowfall, according to the National Weather Service (http://www.nysun.com/related_results.php?term=National+Weather+Service) .
Less than one-tenth of an inch has fallen in a month that usually produces more than eight inches of snow in the city, according to the National Weather Service.

The phenomenon can be traced to the lack of offshore storms, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Joseph Pollina (http://www.nysun.com/related_results.php?term=Joseph+Pollina), said.
"We've had a number of systems move up the East Coast in not a favorable track for snow," Mr. Pollina said. "Most of the storms have been inland, west of New York City. We haven't really had too much cold air, but when we do, it hasn't coincided with precipitation."

A climate scientist with the federal government's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt (http://www.nysun.com/related_results.php?term=Gavin+Schmidt), said the lack of snowfall this month cannot be attributed to global warming.

"Any one season, there's a huge amount of variability," Mr. Schmidt said. "You're talking about one month alone. These things can be unusual, but you can't take them in isolation as proof of global warming."

The National Weather Service monitoring station located at the Central Park Zoo has recorded only two other Januaries since records began in 1869 where no measurable amount of snow has fallen on the city — 1890 and 1933. Since the start of winter, 2.9 inches of snow have fallen, a low that was met or exceeded in 13 previous recorded years.

Local businesses that thrive on white winters are feeling the crunch. The owner of Garber Hardware, Nathaniel Garber, said he has sold only four bags this month of salt, an essential commodity for homeowners, shopkeepers, and apartment building superintendents with snow or ice to melt on the curb.

Copyright 2008 The New York Sun

turkishann
February 2nd, 2008, 06:45 AM
we had some snow here in manchester this morning, very rare indeed, as it only ever rains here :D

hope we get some snow on our visit next week:)

MidtownGuy
February 5th, 2008, 02:21 PM
The only bad thing about the occasional snow we get is that it looks pretty for one day and then becomes a slushy, dirty mess to walk through at crosswalk curbs as it melts.

By the way, I like this Italian place called Paprika in the East Village for a reasonably priced, atmospheric little place to have dinner. Low lights, candles, homemade pasta, and the people there are so friendly they really make you feel welcomed. It's way off the tourist track in the hip East Village with a great surrounding neighborhood to explore when you are ready to walk off your meal.

You might want to make a quick dip into Toy Tokyo, not far away at 121 Second Ave. (walk up the stairs to the second floor). If you'd like to bring your boys a really unique souvenir in addition to the usual "NYC" festooned gear, this little place crammed with stuff is hard to beat. Adults love it too, you will see strange toys, characters and collectibles from your childhood and the very latest and weirdest things also.

turkishann
February 5th, 2008, 06:44 PM
brilliant thanks for that, we want to bring them typical and unusual things back, this sound just the place

I have cut and pasted your comments on my "things to do list"

annxx:)

Radiohead
February 6th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Still waiting

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lofter1
February 7th, 2008, 12:57 AM
They trucked in mounds of snow to the north end of Union Square today for some commercial shoot for Red Bull tomorrow -- building a ski jump and everything.

Too bad for them it was 60+ degrees today and by 2PM all the snow was turning to mush and running to the gutters :cool:

MidtownGuy
February 10th, 2008, 03:44 PM
It's snowing, big white flakes of snow for turkishann! So, she got her wish and when I looked out the window I had a huge smile.:):)

pricedout
February 10th, 2008, 09:08 PM
And it was the best of all worlds, a glorious swirl of snow without the later sludge. (Although my family would disagree, saying that a good two-three feet of accum. on the sidewalks is needed for joy).

Edward
February 13th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Snow and the City. More Central Park in snow pictures (http://flickr.com/photos/sudentas/sets/72157594393655888/show/)on Flickr.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2197/2261646863_d48b5dc7d5_o.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/sudentas/sets/72157594393655888/show/)

The Benniest
February 17th, 2008, 12:32 PM
Beautiful pictures Edward. I especially love the ones of the horses/carriages and the fountain pictures.

-ben

Radiohead
February 17th, 2008, 04:03 PM
^My new computer wallpaper. Thanks Edward, great pics

turkishann
February 20th, 2008, 01:36 PM
It's snowing, big white flakes of snow for turkishann! So, she got her wish and when I looked out the window I had a huge smile.:):)

thanks midtownguy, I did get my wish, it was beautiful :) I am typing up things that I did and will post on here when I have finished it, I have a fabulous time and am depressed its over :cool: thank you guys for all your help and advice which helped to make a fantastic vacation :)

MidtownGuy
February 20th, 2008, 06:43 PM
I'm so glad everything worked out and you had a good time! I was thinking about you on that day when the temperature plummeted so low my face felt like it was gonna freeze off:eek:. Thankfully it turned a little warmer toward the end of the week.

We would love to hear some of your impressions when you get settled:)

Alonzo-ny
February 22nd, 2008, 10:36 AM
From my office.

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NYatKNIGHT
February 22nd, 2008, 10:50 AM
^Awesome! Timeless. Hello water tanks.

brianac
February 22nd, 2008, 11:08 AM
Excellent Alonzo, amazing how the snow highlights those water tanks.

Alonzo-ny
February 22nd, 2008, 01:54 PM
I was lucky enough to take a childish run through the park, didnt have time to make a snowman unfortunately!

Ninjahedge
February 22nd, 2008, 02:13 PM
It (was) perfect snowball snow here in the city.

Made a few from what I could scoop off of cars, maiboxes, flyer boxes.

Packed nicely, and had that "pow" factor on impact (would disintegrate almost fully!)....

Now we have slush... :(

brianac
February 23rd, 2008, 08:02 AM
Snow Swoops In

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/02/23/nyregion/23snow.span.jpg Jacob Silberberg for The New York Times
Alexander Woodring, 3, played in the snow on Friday with his father, Robert, on the Upper East Side. The first significant snowstorm of the year brought about six inches to the city. More Photos > (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/02/22/us/0222-SNOW_index.html)

By KEN BELSON and COREY KILGANNON
Published: February 23, 2008

Planes and Buses Go Way Off Schedule
Multimedia
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/02/22/us/0222-SNOW-B.JPGSlide Show (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/02/22/us/0222-SNOW_index.html)
First Big Snowfall of the Season (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/02/22/us/0222-SNOW_index.html)


http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/02/23/nyregion/23airports.pop.jpg[/URL]Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
Travelers killed time in lounges and restaurants on Friday while waiting for hours at La Guardia Airport. More Photos » (http://javascript<b></b>:pop_me_up2('http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/02/23/nyregion/23airport_CA0.ready.html', '23airport_CA0_ready', 'width=520,height=499,scrollbars=yes,toolbars=no,r esizable=yes'))

It was, by comparison, a modest snowstorm — with less than a quarter of the snowfall than the one that coated New York City with 28 inches two years ago. Still, the six inches or so that fell on the city on Friday was enough to send cars skidding across highways, delay the arrival of trains at stations and leave airplanes and buses stalled at their gates.

Thousands of travelers were stranded, and many more had their patience tested.

Given the record delays at the region’s three largest airports during the past year, passengers at La Guardia were not too surprised to see their flights delayed by five hours or more.

“I fly all the time and used to get stressed about these things,” said Ted Senko, 52, an accountant whose flight home to Denver had been scheduled to leave 10:30 a.m. He learned he was facing a delay of at least eight hours. “I’m not going to get my blood pressure raised over it.”

His only concern, he said, was that 10 friends were supposed to meet him in Colorado to go skiing, and he might be late.

About 1,000 flights at La Guardia, Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International Airports were canceled by midday, but planes still came and went. Greyhound canceled many buses from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Friday morning. The decision left lines of frazzled passengers asking for refunds.

“It’s just pandemonium,” said Michael Silver, who had been waiting with a duffle bag to board a bus to Harrisburg, Pa., since late Thursday night.

Mr. Silver, 39, had reason to be frustrated. Released from a federal prison in North Carolina on Thursday morning, he was late for an appointment at a shelter in Harrisburg, where he said he was to complete a sentence, under supervision, for bank robbery.

“Hopefully everything’s all right,” he said, though the delay could cost him a “technical violation right off the bat.”

Greyhound’s decision was not unwarranted. The snow stopped falling by about 1 p.m. Friday, but a wintry mix continued into the evening. The storm’s wide path meant rough traveling throughout the Northeast.

“We got our share of spinouts and people not paying attention to speed limits and thinking it was July,” said Joseph Orlando, a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/n/new_jersey_turnpike_authority/index.html?inline=nyt-org), who said about 2,000 salt and sand trucks were deployed statewide.

Calls from AAA members to the chapter in southern New Jersey ran about 20 percent above average on Friday. One-third of the calls were requests for tow trucks, and 20 percent were related to batteries.

Luckily, the storm hit on a Friday when many children were home from school for winter break, said David Weinstein, a spokesman for the chapter.

“A lot of people, if they had the choice, stayed home,” he said.

Excitement Spans Generations in Central Park

When Lily Santiago woke up on Friday to six inches of thick, wet snow, there was little doubt about what she would do.

She and her twin brother, Trey, 11, made a beeline with their father, Ruben, for Cedar Hill in Central Park, near East 79th Street. There they joined dozens of other snow-starved children and parents armed with plastic sleds of various colors, including a few that were inflatable and looked like boats.

“We were excited to see the first good snow of the year, and it was finally sticking,” said Lily, of the Upper West Side, who planned to build a snowman, too. “I was like, ‘Let’s just get up and go sledding.’ ”

The frolicking was infectious, with a few parents taking control of the sleds and riding with their children in their laps. Many other parents aimed camcorders or cameras at their children.

“They were very, very excited to play a little in the snow,” said Karen Oliver, 38, a stay-at-home mother of four from the Upper East Side.

Grace McCambridge, 10, was happy to have the chance to sled as the second relatively mild winter in a row headed into its final month. “I felt really good because I thought this winter wouldn’t be a good winter because it was really warm last year, and we haven’t gone sledding in a long time,” said Grace, who was riding an inflatable two-seat sled with her sister, Madeline, 7.

Their father, Patrick, was making the most of his half-day off work by videotaping his daughters.

At Riverside Park, some children on their last day of midwinter break dispensed with sleds and instead went “snow rolling,” a game that consisted of lying down, rolling and seeing who could stand up while dizzy.
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John Wallar, 5, tried to slide himself down a hill at Washington Square Park. Eyesight was optional.

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Snow, ice and slush made for treacherous sidewalks and roads in the region. More Photos > (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/02/22/us/0222-SNOW_index.html)

Others celebrated in a more time-honored fashion by building snowmen. Sandy and Evan Fleischer, with their son Isaac, 2, brought all the fixings: a carrot, buttons, raisins, and candied oranges for the ears.

Alas, the snow, while fluffy and moist, was not ideal for shaping.
“It’s more of a snow lump,” Mr. Fleischer conceded.


Fighting Ice and Delays on the Long Island Rail Road

It takes a pretty big snowfall to hinder your basic commuter train, but a mere layer of ice on the electrified third rail can block the current and tie up a whole branch, delaying thousands of commuters.

So when winter storms hit, the Long Island Rail Road activates its fleet of three de-icing trains before the peak morning and evening rush travel periods.

“The third rail uses direct, or D.C., current which doesn’t heat up, so you get a layer of ice on there and the train’s iron ‘shoes’ that run along the third rail can’t get electricity to power the train,” said Roy Rinfret, 43, the foreman of a three-man crew of electricians known as third-rail men.

They maintain the 750-volt power supply to the trains, which is usually deadly to touch. Roughly half of the railroad’s total 700 miles of track has no third rail and requires diesel power.

On Friday afternoon, Mr. Rinfret was de-icing the railroad’s Port Washington branch, which runs through Queens and along the North Shore of Long Island.

It was a normal-looking six-car commuter train that serves passengers in warmer months but is appropriated in the winter for de-icing. In the aisles were 55-gallon drums labeled “third rail anti-icer.”

The other third-rail men, Dave Carley, 33, and Andre Lugo, 30, took turns jiggling the nozzle of a small, hand-held electric pump into one of the barrels and pumping the bright green solution through two rubber hoses serving either side of the train. Each ran through a crack in the train doors and along the train’s undercarriage to a device that sprayed a fine mist along the third rail.

“When I first started 20 years ago, they had guys sitting outside the train holding a long-handled brush with a tube, brushing the stuff onto the rail,” Mr. Rinfret said.

The train passed an area in Queens that is said to be the site of the great ash heaps in Fitzgerald’s “Great Gatsby.”

“I saw the movie,” Mr. Rinfret said. “Third-rail men don’t read books all that much.”

Pointing to the third rail along the westbound tracks, he said, “It’s shiny, which means it’s still got a coating of antifreeze on it.”

He pulled out a plastic bottle and took a swig from a bottle of liquid the same glowing green color as the antifreeze.

“We don’t just spray the stuff — we drink it too,” he said as he and his crew smirked at one another.

Then the wiseguy showed the label. It was Gatorade.

The Trusty Shovel Makes a Big Comeback

Whatever one’s stance on global warming (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier), one staple of years gone by that has been underused lately is the snow shovel.

Residents, municipal employees and doormen had a chance to dust theirs off on Friday. In Clifton, N.J., Nancy Ramirez, 44, lifted piles of snow off the sidewalk in front of her house and that of her neighbor, who was away on business.

“The city will fine you if you don’t clear your sidewalks, so I’m helping him out,” said Ms. Ramirez, bundled in a gray jacket, black snow pants, black gloves and a hat. Her street-cleaning duties would also substitute nicely for her regular workout. “This is my exercise for the day,” she added.

The day did offer a reprieve from some work, though.

Bruno Rondi, 77, took a vacation day from his job as a building and zoning inspector for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission to shovel his driveway — three times before noon.

“You do it once, and then the plow comes and throws everything back up on the sidewalk,” said Mr. Rondi, of Verona, N.J.

Wearing a brown leather coat, green galoshes and yellow gloves, Mr. Rondi said he was saving gasoline by shoveling instead of using the snow blower in his garage.

He said he did not want to tempt his fate on the roads.

“I see how people drive when it’s dry weather,” he said. “I says, ‘I don’t need this today.’ ”

Elsewhere in Verona, Dave Marion, 32, a teacher, shoveled his driveway while his son Jake, 2, used Tonka trucks to scoop up the snow.

For the professionals who remove snow for a living, Friday was a very long day. Ronald Matthews, 36, a snowplow driver, said he had seen dozens of accidents since he started at 5:30 a.m.

“Ooh, it’s bad out there,” he said. “The snow is heavy, and there’s ice underneath so you’ve got water on top of ice.”

A snowplow driver for 15 years, Mr. Matthews drove a forest green sport utility vehicle with a red snowplow in front. He works for his father’s company, Robertson Trucking, based in Paterson.

Wearing wrap-around sunglasses to fend off the white glare, Mr. Matthews stopped for a cup of coffee at the Brookdale rest area on the Garden State Parkway around 11 a.m. He expected to plow until 3 or 4 a.m.

“It’s a long day,” he said. “But they say this is just going to keep coming, and then it will turn to slush.”

Reporting was contributed by Dmitry Kiper, Nate Schweber, Andrew Tangel and Mathew R. Warren.

Copyright 2008 The New York Times Company.

turkishann
February 23rd, 2008, 08:07 AM
remember always avoid the yellow snow :D

Alonzo-ny
February 23rd, 2008, 11:13 AM
and brown...

Ninjahedge
February 25th, 2008, 10:11 AM
and brown...

UPS delivers snow??? :confused:







BTW, I love how they say "big".

6" is not big. It is what I would consider to be a legitimate snowstorm. Not a dusting, not a blizzard. Just, "snow". ;)

tdp
February 25th, 2008, 02:13 PM
I would love to have a decent six inches in the morning....:D

Down here, in the south east of the UK that would bring us to a complete standstill (we are never prepared for it).

You still have four defined seasons each year in NYC - it seems that all we ever get is spring blending into autumn.

brianac
February 26th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Nuff said.

ZippyTheChimp
December 20th, 2009, 08:42 PM
^
Whadayamean "nuff said"?

I didn't get a chance to say anything.


Today

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4592/snow200901.th.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/snow200901.jpg/) http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9485/snow200902.th.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/snow200902.jpg/)

Derek2k3
December 20th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Some shots from today and last night from Flickr.

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j0annie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/j0annie/4201173538/sizes/l/in/pool-18964236@N00/)


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Benjamin Rosamond (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9451351@N03/4200800516/sizes/l/in/pool-97886303@N00/)

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Benjamin Rosamond (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9451351@N03/4200795458/sizes/l/in/pool-97886303@N00/)


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hamrah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamrah/4201111905/sizes/l/in/pool-189)


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Jeremy


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trio jeepy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8750849@N08/4200678887/sizes/l/in/pool-97886303@N00/)

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lolzface (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufarman/4199047824/in/pool-97886303@N00)

NoyokA
December 21st, 2009, 01:18 AM
I took some photos of NYC style snowmen...

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs021.snc3/10867_545531049754_51301803_31965047_4715536_n.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs001.snc3/10867_545531059734_51301803_31965048_2787635_n.jpg

lofter1
December 21st, 2009, 01:23 AM
Take Out Santa ^

Merry
December 21st, 2009, 03:33 AM
Somewhat different views of Central Park:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/12/20/us/20snowss_2a.jpg

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/12/21/us/21snow_slide20.jpg


Looks like fun...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2009/12/20/20091220_SNOW/32269624.JPG


...not...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2009/12/20/20091220_SNOW/32269600.JPG
In Central Park

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2009/12/20/20091220_SNOW/32270170.JPG
West 23rd Street

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2009/12/20/20091220_SNOW/32270281.JPG
West 34th Street

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/plenty-of-snow-but-hard-to-get-anywhere/

Edward
December 21st, 2009, 02:57 PM
My walk in snowstorm on 42nd Street (http://wirednewyork.com/2009/12/snowstorm-42nd-street/)

jimpritchard
December 24th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Hi,

My name is Brian, I am from Florida and I have never seen snow in my life.
This year (jan, 2004) I am committed to go see snow. The options are many, but I have chosen NYC as the place I wanna go see snow.
I was planning on going after New Year's, around the 5th of january. But I am still debating with my family, because I want to see a lot of snow, snow storms, snow on the streets, snow on the roofs, snow EVERYWHERE. But at the same time I want to be able to go out, go places, shop, eat out, and things every good tourist wants to do.
So, new yorkers, help me........when should I go ??
I am looking for this kinda of snow...lol

http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/02/17/national/18snow_slide01.jpg
http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/02/17/national/18snow_slide05.jpg
http://www.rovingrube.com/misc/snow/CRW_5480_RT8.jpg

All that...but like I said before, I want to be able to go to Central Park, shop around, go ice skating, etc

I also wanted to ask you guys what are the best and cheapest areas to get a hotel. I am not planning on spending a lot of money on a hotel as I dont plan to stay inside the room long. I want some place that I can sleep in, that is close to subways, close to Central Park (that's a must !).

Thank you and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



We at Sun City also would want to visit New York, do you have any idea or suggestions when will we visit to maximize our enjoyment in New York?Thanks!

Derek2k3
December 25th, 2009, 10:47 AM
http://blog.ricecracker.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/snowSM0025.jpg

Snowball fight in Times Square last Saturday. Lots more:
http://blog.ricecracker.net/2009/12/20/snowball-fight-times-square/

Merry
December 25th, 2009, 08:56 PM
White Christmas in New York? Definitions Differ

By A. G. SULZBERGER

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/12/25/nyregion/25white01/articleLarge.jpg
Above a scaffold on York Avenue, and outside an apartment building on the Upper East Side,
the snow is still nearly as pristine as when it fell last weekend, but it many places it has turned gray.

Technically, at least by the definition created by the weather bureaucrats, it will be a white Christmas.

After all, an unusually thick, if not exactly fresh or scenic, layer of snow still coats the parts of the city where it has not been scraped or salted out of existence.

But really? Gaze at the clumped gray masses that border the sidewalks. Consider the Friday forecast of drizzle and rain: Is this the vision of which Bing Crosby crooned? Is it a white Christmas if it doesn’t snow? Or if the snow left on the ground isn’t all that white?

It turns out that while the dream of a white Christmas may be shared, there is considerable debate over the definition of one.

“It’s an off-white Christmas,” Greg Macedo, 52, said on Thursday as he shopped with his wife in Midtown while on a visit from Connecticut. “I’d qualify this snow,” he added. “Christmas is all about spirit, not about technicalities.”

Valerie Greene, 31, walking back from a yoga class along a snowless path crusted with salt residue, disagreed. “It has to snow on Dec. 25 to be a white Christmas,” she said. “I knew that as a kid.”

There was the oddly specific characterization offered by Greg Karnbach, 45, as he wandered Bryant Park in a Santa suit: “If more than 50 percent ground is covered by snow, that would qualify.”

The National Climatic Data Center defines a white Christmas as a snow depth of at least one inch on Christmas. The last time that amount of remnant snow graced the city streets on Christmas morning was in 1998, and the last time that a fresh snowfall on Christmas Day met the minimum was in 2002. The snow depth reported at Central Park on Thursday morning was four inches.

One of the frustrations for those hoping that last weekend’s load of snow would remain intact for the holiday is that, as soon as the flakes started falling, hundreds of city workers began shoveling, salting and plowing.

“It’s not white in many places right now,” said the city’s sanitation commissioner, John J. Doherty, who oversees removal efforts. “Last Sunday morning it was beautiful and pristine snow that everyone wanted to go outside and play in, including myself. But as the week goes on, it gets a little tarnished.”

Paul Prianti, owner of Christmas Cottage gift shop on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, called it a “gray Christmas.”

“That’s a little pun,” he said. “But in my heart it’s always a white Christmas. I think it comes from within. I don’t think it’s weather related.”

But as with any debate, some voices speak more authoritatively then others. And if anyone could qualify as an expert on this particular topic perhaps it is the aptly named Jake White, 29, a Minnesota native living in Queens and working as a stagehand on the Broadway musical “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.” “It just has to be on the ground,” Mr. White said Thursday, while shopping for Christmas ornaments. “This is more of a white Christmas than we usually have.”

He added, “We’re not going to delude ourselves that it’s a prairie full of perfect snow. You take what you can get.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/25/nyregion/25white.html?ref=nyregion

bill schintler
December 28th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Notice how the ESB framed in the bottom arch of the Manhattan bridge support (which will turn 100 years old this Thursday - the bridge, not the ESB)...


Some shots from today and last night from Flickr.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4200795458_aa1c717348_b.jpg
Benjamin Rosamond (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9451351@N03/4200795458/sizes/l/in/pool-97886303@N00/)



I guess all of the snow is already melted in Brooklyn and Manhattan...
- bill

lofter1
December 28th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Rain on Saturday washed away the remnants of snow on downtown streets. Good, because what was left over was harboring trash and had turned to a memorable shade of grey.

00100CNichols
January 2nd, 2010, 04:47 PM
Two blizzards in one year. Pretty rare.

If you really want snow, take a side trip to Rochester, New York - the snowiest city in America with an average 94 inches per year.

oh wow! I like snow but not that much. I'm seriously considering moving to NY but not sure if I can handle the weather. I'm currently in San Francisco - pretty mild here compared to NY I think.

Ninjahedge
January 2nd, 2010, 11:40 PM
oh wow! I like snow but not that much. I'm seriously considering moving to NY but not sure if I can handle the weather. I'm currently in San Francisco - pretty mild here compared to NY I think.


Yep.


When they told me (at school) that they sometimes had a whole week (A WHOLE WEEK!!!) below freezing I gasped!!!






Not really, but I suppressed a snicker. The only difference in NYC, when it is hot in the daytime, it stays pretty warm at night. Not like SF or some of the surrounding area (Palo Alto). The areas where it can go from 85 to 55 in a few hours.....

meesalikeu
January 3rd, 2010, 12:18 AM
just for the record:

Average annual snowfall for the snowiest major US cities*: City Inches Denver, Colorado 60.3 Cleveland, Ohio 59.0 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 47.1 Boston, Massachusetts 43.3 Detroit, Michigan 41.9 Chicago, Illinois 38.2 New York, New York 28.8 Columbus, Ohio 28.4 Indianapolis, Indiana 24.1 Baltimore, Maryland 21.4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 21.1 Kansas City, Missouri 20.0 The heaviest snowfall in one month for any large US city usually lands in Cleveland Ohio in January, totalling an average of 14.2 inches. Milwaukee, Wisconsin comes in a close second for the most snow per month with 13.9 inches of snow also arriving in January.
*Major cities included in these weather rankings are all the cities in the United States with over 440,000 people according to the US Census Bureau's estimates.

Edward
February 14th, 2010, 06:51 PM
Snow in Central Park (http://wirednewyork.com/2010/02/snow-in-central-park/) this Wednesday.

Ninjahedge
February 16th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Nice snap!


Lots of footprints though... I guess that is what you get for an all day blizzard......

Derek2k3
February 21st, 2010, 10:55 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4347910332_e07c7b2c94_b.jpg
mudpig (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyshi/4347910332/in/set-72157606319933770/)

NYatKNIGHT
February 25th, 2010, 11:00 AM
I'm glad to see that^. The trees lining The Mall in Central Park are incredibly photogenic in all conditions, but those branches covered in snow are particularly fantastic.

brianac
February 26th, 2010, 01:21 PM
February 26, 2010, 1:00 pm
Lunch Break at the Met, 12:45 p.m.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/02/25/nyregion/25snowmet-cityroom/25snowmet-cityroom-blogSpan.jpg

By THE NEW YORK TIMES (http://wirednewyork.com/author/the-new-york-times/)

Merry
February 27th, 2010, 12:32 AM
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The sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/02/26/nyregion/27snow3a_600.jpg
Central Park

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/02/26/nyregion/27snow2a_600.jpg
Snow blankets the sky as the Empire State building stands in the background above the Park Ave Subway Station at 33rd Street on Friday.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/02/26/nyregion/27snow4a_600.jpg
Parking lot attendants clear snow from the roof of their parking lot on W. 40th St. and move snow covered cars.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/02/26/nyregion/27snow5a_600.jpg
A woman walking her dog on Madison Ave.

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Commuters walked through Bryant Park in midtown on Friday

Story from the NYT: Many Without Power as Storm Pounds Northeast (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/27/us/27snow.html)

brianac
February 27th, 2010, 03:47 AM
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© Copyright 2010 NYDailyNews.com






NYC Storm Breaks 114-Year-Old Snowfall Record for Central Park

February 27, 2010, 12:01 AM EST

By Brian K. Sullivan

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- A winter storm that pummeled New York City for two days broke a monthly record for snowfall in Central Park that stood for 114 years, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm killed at least three people, knocked out power to more than 700,000 electrical customers across the U.S. Northeast and grounded at least 3,844 flights from regional airports. As the city digs out, forecasters are already watching another storm that may hit the U.S. East Coast next week.

FULL ARTICLE (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-27/nyc-storm-breaks-114-year-old-snowfall-record-for-central-park.html)

©2010 Bloomberg L.P.

ForestHillsGardens
February 27th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Well, how can I not love a snow day. Triple the awesomeness this Winter. December-19th-2009 was the First Winter Blast which was really stunning. Again on February-10th-2010 and again on February-25th-2010. Couldn't get better but I am waiting for Spring Season to come, :).

Ninjahedge
February 28th, 2010, 07:42 PM
But the question still remains....

Who do I charge my time to for Friday??!?

Merry
March 1st, 2010, 01:11 AM
Don't believe white lies, says Al Gore, record-breaking snow is due to global warming

BY Meredith Kolodner

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/03/01/alg_snow.jpg

If the never-ending string of snowstorms has you believing global warming is a hoax, Al Gore says think again.

The former Vice President turned planet protector insists all that white stuff is just another sign of creeping climate change.

Warmer temperatures increase the amount of water that gets drawn from the oceans into the air, causing more rain and the current deluge of snow, Gore explains in the New York Times.

Even though it feels like we've been freezing, too, it's actually the second hottest January globally in the 130 years since records have been kept.

Gore blames short-sighted politicians and profit-obsessed corporations.

We continue to spew 90 million tons of global-warming pollution into the air every 24 hours, "as if it were an open sewer."

So ice caps are melting, seas are rising, and we get more snow and rain.

The market isn't going fix this problem, Gore argues - we have to pass tough new laws. His advice? Force the people in Washington to act on legislation this week, or throw the bums out.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/02/28/2010-02-28_dont_believe_white_lies_says_al_gore_recordbrea king_snow_is_due_to_global_warmin.html#ixzz0gu0oXq y3

Ninjahedge
March 1st, 2010, 07:48 AM
I have been saying the same thing, but people look at the snow in their backyard and say "phegh!"

They do not realize that the heaviest snow comes from warm air masses hitting cold. We never got much snow here from 20 degree airmasses coming across. It was always that 31 degree system that dumped on us.


But there is something about the tone of this article that seems to be scoffing at Gore saying this.

Anyway, guarantee one of my new co-workers will be doing similar scoffing coming in this morning. Bets are out whether the first words out of his mouth will be "Global Warming, HA!". :P

Merry
March 2nd, 2010, 05:23 AM
:)


Man Sleds, Dog Bites

By J. DAVID GOODMAN

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Sledders in Central Park last Friday.

(http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/category/new-york-online/)There is something Zen about the snow. The city slows and quiets down as it falls, and the white blanket requires you to adapt your movements — smaller steps, more sliding — so as to work with the slippery surfaces and not against them.

In this vein, IMBY takes a deeper look at the oneness of mass urban sledding (http://imby.blogspot.com/2010/02/snow-day.html) and offers a few tips for how to best approach the confusion in a safe way. It’s all about separation, alignment and cohesion:
Our group seems to take turns and maneuver as a massive single unit, changing direction almost instantaneously. Such mysterious movements are a prime example of emergent behavior: ‘The behavior is not a property of any individual, but rather emerges as a property of the group itself. There is no leader, no overall control, instead the “flocks” movements are determined by the moment-by-moment decisions of individual sledders, all following simple rules in response to interactions with their neighbors on the hill.’
This delicate dance can be a joy to watch, but it becomes infinitely more complicated when a wild card — in the form of a frisky-in-the-snow dog — is thrown into the mix. Such was the case at the Hillside Dog Park (http://www.hillsidedogs.org/) in Brooklyn Heights on Friday, according to one reader of Pardon Me For Asking, as sledders took to the slope inside of the run. The reader, and puppy owner, took umbrage at being chastised by parents for the puppy’s behavior (http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2010/01/part-2-hey-neighbor-you-know-that.html?showComment=1267228383721#c6144386490447 323202):
… We brought our 5-month-old puppy to Hillside Dog Run in Brooklyn Heights, which was covered in snow. As usual dozens of parents show up with dozens of kids to sled down the hill inside the dog run. My very well behaved, if not excitable, puppy, got enthused by the action and at one point, playfully nipped at a kids arm. To which the obnoxious parent tells me that my dog should be trained to not bite children!!! And of course, explaining to this person that his child is SLEDDING IN A DOG RUN, so he should maybe expect that to happen some times, because dogs are trained while on leads, NOT WHILE RUNNING OFF-LEASH IN A DOG RUN WHERE YOU’RE LITTLE BRAT SHOULDN’T BE SLEDDING IN THE FIRST PLACE.
This advice was seconded by a Yelp reviewer of the dog park (http://www.yelp.com/biz/hillside-dog-park-brooklyn), Robin G., who gave the park five out of five stars (!) (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125470172872063071.html) but also cautioned, “I would be slightly careful with a kid in the dog park, since there are wild rumpus moments where a kid could get knocked over by some enthusiastic mutt.”
(Of course, being knocked over in a “wild rumpus moment” or “playfully nipped” by a puppy are just two of the myriad hazards a toddler can encounter in the course of his or her day, with or without a dog nearby. It can often seem that no potential danger is too outlandish to escape the infinite destructive creativity of the young. Certainly, even something like this (http://youngmanhattanite.tumblr.com/post/418405319/6h057-today-gawker-the-worst-is-yet-to) has happened somewhere at sometime.)

The venting about Hillside followed on a heated two (http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2010/01/hey-neighbor-you-know-that-carroll.html)-post (http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2010/01/part-2-hey-neighbor-you-know-that.html) debate on Pardon Me for Asking in January about off-leash dogs in Carroll Park.
City parks are frequent sites of such clashes, as people with different playtime priorities compete for limited space in our giant, shared backyards. These battles often involve dogs (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/nyregion/thecity/01leas.html) or children (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/nyregion/23bigcity.html) and occur most frequently in Central Park at the height of summer, but neither cold nor snow nor dead of winter can stop skirmishes from flaring up in even the smallest, most concrete-covered local parks.

It’s because we love these spaces that we fight over them so much. Right?

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/man-sleds-dog-bites/#more-140041

Edward
April 11th, 2010, 01:15 PM
The snow is gone, but just to demonstrate the capabilities of the new forum software:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CJ9fTIcAgA&hd=1