Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts

Friday, February 4, 2022

East Village weekend ski report

The winter sports season is alive and well on 11th Street near Third Avenue... back later with the powder report (at first glance this looks a little grabby). 

Thanks to Goggla for the pic!

Monday, January 31, 2022

Monday's parting shot

Thanks to Ted Phillips for this photo at La Plaza Cultural community garden on Ninth Street and Avenue C yestersay. (Some more kids were there today.) Some local residents built the ramp Saturday by packing snow on the amphitheater seats.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Snow day

Here are some scenes from today... whatever this was — nor-easter! blizzard! bomb cyclone! winter storm Kenan! ... that left a reported 7.5 inches of snow in Manhattan... thanks to Derek Berg for the pics!

Mid-morning check-in: Still snowing

A reader shared a scene from along 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... as of mid-morning, sources in Tompkins Square Park are putting the snow totals at 6 inches. The city is under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m.

First look at East Village streets that are snowy, empty

As you likely noticed, the winter storm is upon us. 

The latest... a winter storm warning is in effect until 7 this evening, with totals of 5-8 inches expected (though some reports already have the city at more than 5)... Here are a few random photos from this morning (7:30-8ish)...

Friday, January 28, 2022

'Snow alert' is on ahead of Winter Storm Kenan

Winter Storm Kenan [????] is expected to descend upon the metropolitan area this evening into tomorrow, per the shouty people on TV and the internet. 

Here's the latest from the EVG inbox:
The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Friday evening, January 28, through Saturday, January 29. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City in effect from 7 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday, January 29. 
A Winter Storm Warning is issued when heavy snow of 6 inches or more is expected to significantly impact mass transit, utilities, and cause difficult travel conditions. New Yorkers should prepare for snow covered roads and limited visibility. New Yorkers are advised to avoid travel Friday night through Saturday evening, as roads will be dangerous. 
According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, light snow will develop Friday evening, becoming steadier and heavier overnight into Saturday morning. Snow will continue through Saturday afternoon and begin to taper off in the late afternoon. A total of 8 to 12 inches of accumulation is expected with this event, with locally higher amounts possible. Temperatures will be in the low 20s to mid-teens with wind chills near or below zero from Saturday morning through mid-day Sunday. Wind gusts may also be as high as 50 mph with strong gusts continuing through Saturday night, producing low visibility due to drifting and blowing snow, even after snowfall has ended. 
The City's Sanitation Department has issued a "snow alert" beginning on Friday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The Sanitation Department is pre-deploying over 700 salt spreaders to pretreat roadways ahead of the first snowflake and is prepared to dispatch plows in all sectors when more than 2 inches of snow accumulates. 
As of 3 p.m., Key Food was holding its own with items people feel compelled to buy before any storm (bread, milk, etc.). 

No word on the supply of shrimp cocktail that's always on display for impulse buying at the checkout at Union Market on Avenue A and Houston Street...

Friday, January 7, 2022

Because we haven't posted any Snow... snow... SNOW photos in several hours

Sharing a few more reader pics from today, which marked the first snowfall of Jan. 7 — not to mention 2022. (Click on the images for a better view!)

Goggla captured the top shot in New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street... while Vinny & O took this in Tompkins Square Park...
Meanwhile, an EVG reader took this aerial shot looking into the Park along 10th Street...

Snow... snow... SNOW!

Here's an early morning look at the snowfall (3-4 inches?????) as seen in Tompkins Square Park...
... and, randonly, Avenue B at Seventh Street...
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon today. 

And don't let the National Weather Service scare you with the purple-highlighted blob outlines! (And EV Arrow is for hire!)

Snow... snow... SNOW! 2

EVG reader Bradford Carter shared a few photos from an early morning walk/commute along 10th Street...
... and Lafayette...

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday's parting shot

New temp signage at Veselka on Ninth Street at Second Avenue ... thanks to Steven for the photo...

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Let's talk about the weather

A winter storm advisory is in effect this morning through tomorrow evening... here are a few details via the National Weather Service...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO 7 PM EST FRIDAY... WHAT...Snow expected. Snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected Thursday, with total snowfall accumulations of 5 to 9 inches by the end of the event on Friday. A light glaze of ice accumulation is possible Thursday Night as well. WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. WHEN...From 4 AM Thursday to 7 PM EST Friday. IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This will be a long duration winter weather event. Light to moderate snowfall is likely early Thursday morning into afternoon. A light wintry mix of sleet and/or freezing rain is possible for a period Thursday evening into Thursday Night, before turning back to light snow on Friday morning and ending in the afternoon or evening.
Ahead of this, the city suspended Open Streets and Open Restaurants roadway dining today. However, sidewalk dining remains open. In addition, Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended through Saturday.

Photo from Tompkins Square Park by Vinny & O

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday's opening shot

City crews were out this morning salting roadways for the anticipated winter weather expected this afternoon... to the National Weather Service for some ALL-CAPS forecasting...
WHAT...Mixed precipitation including freezing rain expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. 
WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. 
WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 10 AM EST Sunday. 
IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible due to icy roadways, especially this afternoon through tonight

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Sunday snowday

Snow continues to fall this afternoon on Seventh Street and Avenue B (see above!) — and elsewhere in the metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service reported three inches of new snow in Central Park earlier this afternoon. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 9 p.m. 

Also, as you likely noticed, the city suspended curbside (streeteries) dining today... however, restaurants with sidewalk seats are allowed to remain in service...

Friday, February 5, 2021

[Updated] About that rolled-up carpet in the crosswalk

An EVG reader shared the following clips from last evening on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Astor Place. 

The first clip shows what at first glance could be a discarded roll of carpet ... placed right at the curb, giving pedestrians no choice but to walk over it. However, per the clip, the piece of carpet is moving...


 And here, people are seen walking on the carpet...


Apparently, the man inside the carpet wants people to walk on him to satisfy a fetish. The reader had seen this happen in the past. 

For years, from the late 1990s into 2013, a man, dubbed "the human carpet," visited clubs and other places to have people walk on him while rolled up inside a carpet. In this case, he instructed people — women in high heels a bonus — to do so with a sign. This MO is different. There isn't any consent.

To the reader:
"I think he waits for the snow so he can barricade the walk way and force you to walk on him.... without your consent. He moves around. The last snow storm he was at different crosswalks every night."

And some more background...

"When I was in high school there was another guy that would ask us to walk on him while in a rug. This was in the 1990s. This guy is someone else. For me, I have no problem with someone's fetish, but at least the guy from when I was in high school asked you to do it. I don't think it's cool to kinda violate those forced to walk on him when crossing the street. Anyway, I just thought people should now."
Updated 5:15 p.m. 

DP in EV shared footage from late this afternoon...


And a little later... perhaps on a dinner break? Photo by Steven...

The return of the anonymous, animal-loving snow shoveler of the East Village

Residents still digging out from Monday's blizzard are receiving an assist... and it's a familiar name for some of you — the anonymous, animal-loving snow shoveler.

You may recall this story from the snowy days of 2016... an anonymous individual who voluntarily shoveled out snowbound cars (see the links below) ... leaving behind a note explaining the act of kindness ... anyone who wanted to express his or her gratitude could donate to the shoveler's favorite cause — Mighty Mutts/Ollie's Place Animal Rescue. 

Here's more from the snow shoveler last evening via email:

I wanted to let people know that I've been shoveling out random cars again and it's too wet out to leave notes on cars.   
If someone wants to make it clear that they don't want their car shoveled out they can. If I've already shoveled someone's car and they are furious I can put the snow back. I am extremely careful and never touch the cars.

As in the past no one should feel any obligation for the service. It is something I enjoy doing and I'm getting some exercise but if they want to make a donation to Mighty Mutts/Ollie's Place Animal Rescue, go for it.  
Photo of a random shoveled-out parking space.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Wednesday's parting shot

Thanks to EVG reader Danny for this photo from Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue ...

You could even say it glows

EVG reader Karen shared this from Tompkins Square Park last night... an igloo with mood lighting...


 The lighting was said to be done for staging purposes to help rent the space...

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Tuesday's parting shot

The snow teddy outside the March Hare on Ninth Street... photo by Derek Berg...

Snowstorm photo recap

We've been buried under an avalanche of snow photos here... so we're sharing a few more shots from the big storm yesterday, which left an estimated 17.2 inches in Central Park as of this morning. 

Goggla took the top shot in Tompkins Square Park... and here are others along Avenue A...
And here's a selection from Alan Good in Tompkins Square Park...
... and as you may know, Alan is the owner of HENGE Outdoor Ping Pong Tables, and responsible for donating the two in Tompkins Square Park...
They cleared the table yesterday, and plan to return today to move out the more recent snowfall. (They also leave free balls and paddles under the table.) 

Derek Berg provided two more scenes...

Monday, February 1, 2021

Monday's parting shots

Scenes from Tompkins Square Park this afternoon courtesy of Steven... good packing snow... and a lot of it (15.3 inches reported at Central Park...)