Yesterday it seemed that it was going to snow for the next month, but by this afternoon Jonas seemed to be just another really big snowstorm. I believe it is third on the all-time snowstorm record, but I've been in New York for two of the others and they aren't even memories. Not that there isn't a lot of snow, because there is, but happily in my neighborhood, many of the sidewalks are well shoveled and I could get out -- Pepe is good company but not the best conversationalist -- and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather today.
This is Riverside Park, on the west side of Manhattan. New Jersey is on the other side of the Hudson.
I wasn't the only person out today. They were many children with sleds and assorted sliding devices.
The other major activity was digging out cars. These two boys seemed to be having a good time while they worked.
Yes, they are on top of the car.
My biggest challenge walking around after a storm is the crosswalks. Some buildings do a nice job of clearing and some leave big piles of snow. I try to avoid the corners with piles of snow, but at the corner of Broadway and 89th Street some very kind soul used a snow blower and made crossing here very easy. Thank you, kind soul. The other challenge is bus stops. Today they were impossible to get to, but I'm hopeful in the next day or two they will begin to be cleared. I'll be on the subway for the next few days.
Manhattan is alive and well. Thank you all for the good wishes. So grateful for heat, light and snow blowers.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Keep warm, safe and cozy!