Not sure if you heard this, but it might snow this weekend.
Anyway! Seems like a good time to share these photos via EVG Facebook friend Raphael Lasar ... a few shots via a Canon AE1 from the Blizzard of 1983 (the Megalopolitan Blizzard), which produced some 22 inches of snow on Feb. 11-12 ..
[1st Avenue near 5th Street]
[1st Avenue looking north toward 6th Street]
[1st Avenue at Sixth Street]
[1st Avenue at East 3rd Street]
[2nd Avenue between East 6th and East 7th streets]
[Astor Place and the Alamo]
[St. Mark's Place between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue]
He moved from Bleecker Street to East Fifth Street near Second Avenue in 1965 at age 5 ... and relocated in 1976 to Village View, where his mother still lives.
I asked Lasar if he had any particular memories from this time.
"I could go on at length about a recent college graduate, his ambitions and his new Canon AE1, but I think your readers are more interested in their own memories and musings of the neighborhood," he said. "I can only say what a privilege it was to grow up in such a place at the time I did."