Saturday, January 23, 2016

[Updating] IT IS SNOWING



Funny how that sometimes happens in January.

Went out for a little walk. (Periscoped for the first time. I remembered to talk on the next installment. Need to learn to not shake the iPhone so much.)

Some really random observations (or more random than usual?). The Avenues have been plowed. Side streets are a little hit and miss. Tompkins Square Park is picture perfect. There is one random Citi Bike on 7th and A. Umbrellas are useless. Two pairs of socks are a good idea. If I owned goggles, then I'd have put them on no matter how dumb I looked. People are nicer when it is snowing.

And more places are open than I expected. This is not at all a comprehensive list. Here are places that I saw open at 9 a.m.: Key Food, Croissanteria (A between 4th and 5th), Juicy Lucy (Avenue A between 5th and 6th), Ray's Candy Store (and the place next to it), the Odessa, Box Kite Coffee (115 St. Mark's Place), the International (First Avenue between 7th and St. Mark's), Saiffee Hardware (and they were getting a huge salt shipment), McDonald's, Starbucks (the one on First Avenue at 3rd), the Bean (the one on Second Avenue at 3rd), Downtown Bakery II (First Avenue between 4th and 3rd), Brickman & Sons (First Avenue between 4th and 3rd) ... all the corner delis were open. Ditto for laundromats/dry cleaners. The gate was going up at the liquor store on Avenue and 4th Street. There was a Twitter report that Black Seed Bagels is open on First Avenue.

And as I posted on Twitter, at the time I looked in the window at the International, there were more people inside there than the McDonald's and Starbucks combined.



To be continued...

Updated 11:25 a.m.

Ost Cafe on Avenue A at 12th Street is open ... ditto for Tompkins Square Bagels ... and the Remedy Diner on East Houston at Norfolk. The Wayland opens at noon on Avenue C and East 9th Street. Superiority Burger is open from 2-6 today on East Ninth Street between Avenue A and 1st Avenue...

Also: The Neptune on First Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street ... Hearth on First Avenue at 12th Street... Donnybrook on Clinton and Stanton...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for braving the elements, John. Now that's some quality reporting. Stay safe, stay warm.

Scott said...

Looks like East Village Tavern at 10th and C is open as well.

Anonymous said...

Donnybrook on Clinton and Stanton is open and serving brunch

nygrump said...

Its tough getting around out there - the wind blows the snow vertical - although if the wind is behind you it is kind of fun to get blown ahead like a leaf - the birds are going nuts making noise out in back of our buildings on 6th street - i need a better recipe for oat bran muffins, although the tops were good. this is a serious snowstorm by any measure - the drunks will be out tonite in their 4x4s!

Goggla said...

Milon Indian restaurant is open.

Anonymous said...

Neptune is open

Fipper said...

Cool scope Greive!! Thanks for posting!!!

Anonymous said...

Since the city just banned all cars, shut down busses and elevated subway lines, how are these workers supposed to get home? Oh I forgot, they're not going home tonight.

Anonymous said...

All my friends were right again. They told me there's not going to be any snow. This is just all a bunch of media hype designed to sell more bread and make stores extra money. Nothing's going to happen. The forecast is always wrong. They were right about that part, there's more snow than anyone forecasted . Thanks friends!

Anonymous said...

East Village that I love!

Anonymous said...

Friend heard this from a friend on the M14 bus yesterday:

"I was just on the M14A bus coming home and out the window on 14th and 3rd - there was a blizzard line down the block coming out of the door of Trader Joe's - they were standing in the cold with an hour wait ahead of them. There was a very sassy lady on the bus who said loudly - "That's actually annoying. Even in a blizzard none of those people will ever be seen in Key Food or Fine Fare." There was a big laugh on the bus. Then one guy added: "But none of the people in Fine Fare would f***ing ever be seen in C Town." The bus nearly lost it."