My Snowcapade!

It doesn’t feel extremely blizzardy, but it was enough to be fun and exciting. Not a lot of people out there, but there were others like me who wanted to explore, and a few who were still getting supplies or heading to the few bars and restaurants that were open, and there were plenty of places open.

The first people I saw were a couple of snow shovelers.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

There was one father and son in the playground.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

And one woman trying to give a couple of girls an urban toboggan experience, which made them scream with joy of course.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

As usual, I was drawn to people walking their dogs in the snow. Here a couple are getting two dogs bundled up and ready.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

This was out on the river (the Hudson River). Very idyllic. Looks like a painting.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

A woman crossing Hudson Street with her dog. Also looks like a painting.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

In an actual dog park. The dog: What? You want me to play in this, pee in this, what?? The people: Yes. Do it. Hurry.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

There’s a ban on all traffic except emergency vehicles, and yet, I heard a scream, turned and saw people squealing with delight because they just caught a cab.

Blizzard New York City, 2016

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “My Snowcapade!

  1. I’m enjoying watching your storm from here too! What did we do before webcams?
    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=tsrobo1
    and they even have snow in Virginia Beach!
    http://www.vbbound.com/live-webcam-of-virginia-beach-boardwalk
    (We spent a few days there in the summer of 2014 and walked along this ‘boardwalk’ every day.)
    And of course people have to walk their dogs! Can’t tell them to stay indoors. But yes, people don’t need to drive in it.
    Enjoy!

  2. Thank you! Not brave, it was fun.

    Julia, thanks for those webcams, I was watching them last night. And I checked the Virginia Beach one this morning and loved seeing the face someone made in the snow for those of us watching!

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