Showing posts with label winter 2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter 2017. Show all posts

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The great non-blizzard of March 14, 2017

Above photos by Derek Berg.

... and here's another look at that St. Mark's Place snowman/person...

[Photo by EVG]

... and a mini snowman on Ninth Street...

[Photo by Steven]

... and a whole row of them in Tompkins Square Park...

[Photo by Kate Puls]

Snow so far

EVG correspondent Steven ventured out this morning to see what was what with the storm... as of 7:30, the gates to the Avenue A entrances to Tompkins Square Park remained closed...

... and on Second Avenue at Ninth Street...

[Updating] So far, we've heard about a handful of places being open — the Bean locations, Veselka, Mud Coffee, Ray's Candy Store and Zucker Bakery (Ninth Street between First and Avenue A), Russ & Daughters on East Houston, B Cup Cafe on Avenue B and 13th Street, Fourth Street Food Co-op, Caffe Bene on Avenue A and 13th Street, Barnyard Cheese Shop on Avenue B, Cafe C&B on Seventh Street near Avenue B, Ciao for Now on 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B ... I'm sure there are other places open — you can let me know in the comments...

NY1 is forecasting that the city will be hit with between 8 and 15 inches of snow.

Updated 9:50 a.m.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Storm tweets

...and looking ahead to Wednesday at the Barnes & Noble on Union Square...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

NYC Emergency Management has issued a hazardous travel advisory for Tuesday

Via the EVG inbox this evening...

The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Tuesday, March, 14. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night. A nor’easter is forecast to bring heavy snow along with strong and potentially damaging winds that will create hazardous travel conditions on Tuesday.

“We’re preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Besides the snow, it will be cold. We urge you to avoid unnecessary travel and help keep roads clear for Sanitation crews and first responders.”

“Heavy snow will make travel difficult on Tuesday. New Yorkers should avoid driving and use mass transit when possible,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “We are working closely with our agency partners to coordinate the City’s preparations for the storm.”

A low pressure system develops off of the Carolina coastline Monday before making its way up the East Coast late Monday night. According to the latest forecast, light snow is expected to begin late Monday night, and will intensify overnight into early Tuesday morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected Tuesday morning through the afternoon, with rates as much as 2 to 4 inches per hour possible. Strong winds are expected to accompany the heavy snowfall, with wind speeds 20 – 30 mph, and gusts 35 – 50 mph, creating hazardous travel conditions. The snowfall is expected to taper off Tuesday evening. A total accumulation of 12 to 18 inches is anticipated, but locally higher amounts are possible. New Yorkers should avoid driving and use mass transit where possible on Tuesday.

And in case you are playing NYC weather trivia...

March madness

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday's parting shot

A look downtown from Avenue D late this afternoon via George Cohen

A cold reception

Despite not having the proper work permits from the city, several people went ahead and built a suitably cheery snowman/person in Tompkins Square Park today ... here are two pics via EVG reader VigilantEVer ...

...and later, via Stacie Joy... seems like it needs a hat...

[Updated] Today snow far

A few photos from out and about via Derek Berg...

... and on Avenue D between Seventh Street and Eighth Street ... George Cohen shared these photos...

...and some 10th Street aerial views via Bobby Williams...

... ground-level 10th Street shots via Daniel...

...Tompkins Square Park via Allen Semanco...

... and on Avenue A via a reader...have a good snow day...

Proof that it is snowing

Just a few photos of today's snowfall ... here's a look at Tompkins Square Park via Steven...

... and a selection from Vinny & O... Second Avenue first around 6:30 a.m. ...

How can I really be expected to post today when the Storm of Feb. 9™ is here?

[EVG photo on 7th and A from 2011]


Snow photos to come all day, probably!

Previously on EV Grieve:
How can I really be expected to post today when the Storm of Feb. 8™ is on the way?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Prepping for tomorrow's snowstorm

As we first reported after other outlets, it is going to snow tomorrow.

Ahead of that, people (store owners? supers? residents), like here on First Avenue near St. Mark's Place, are getting ready... creating emoji-like salt circles...

[Photo by Steven]

Meanwhile, the folks at Lois Dry Cleaners on Third Avenue at 10th Street noted that their hours might be impacted by the snowfall, expected somewhere between 6 and 12 inches.

Keep an eye on @LinkNYC kiosks for updates...

Snow daze: We are now under 'a hazardous travel advisory' for Thursday (tomorrow!)

[Photo from January 2016]

Via the EVG inbox...

The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Thursday, February 9. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect Thursday from midnight through 6 p.m. This system is forecast to bring heavy snow that will create slick and hazardous travel conditions on Thursday, especially during the morning commute.

“Although the weather is warm today, winter will return quickly on Thursday with dangerous conditions for the morning commute,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “New Yorkers should be prepared for snowfall and slippery roads and plan to take mass transit where possible.”

A coastal storm will develop off the mid-Atlantic coast Wednesday night, bringing a chance for precipitation after midnight. The precipitation could start as rain or a mix of rain and snow for coastal sections, but is forecast to turn to snow early Thursday morning. Snow will continue into Thursday morning, falling heavily at times, creating reduced visibilities. Snow will taper off Thursday afternoon into the evening as the storm pushes away from the area. A total accumulation of 6 to 12 inches of snow is anticipated, but locally higher amounts are possible. New Yorkers should avoid driving during the morning hours and use mass transit where possible on Thursday.

Snow Preparations

-The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is pre-deploying 689 salt spreaders across the five boroughs. PlowNYC will be activated and more than 1600 plows will be dispatched when more than two inches of snow accumulates.

-DSNY will assign 2,400 workers per shift. Workers will be assigned to 12 hour shifts beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

-DSNY has 315,000 tons of rock salt available.

-Garbage/recycling collections will be suspended once snow operations begin.

-DSNY is requesting emergency snow laborers to assist with snow removal operations on Friday. For more information on how to sign up, click here.

-Alternate Side Parking is suspended Thursday to facilitate snow removal operations. Parking meters are in effect.

-Citi Bike service is expected to remain in service Thursday until further notice.

-DOT will deploy crews to pre-treat pedestrian overpasses and step streets, and ensure that ferry terminals and municipal parking garages are pre-salted in advance of any snow.

-The Staten Island Ferry is expected to run on a normal schedule, but all passengers should allow extra time should weather conditions impact the schedule.

-Typically, during snow operations, DOT deploys over 400 personnel and more than 200 pieces of equipment, including close to 80 trucks for plowing, over several shifts.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January's parting shot

Early evening in Tompkins Square Park... see you next month!

That last day of January when it snowed a little bit

Some flurry action on Astor Place (photo by Daniel) and on 10th Street and Avenue C (photo by Bobby Williams)...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017