December Blizzard: The Morning After

If you’re thinking of going out to play in the snow, I can tell you firsthand that:
a) Dress warm. It’s very cold.
b) Go east. The west side of Tribeca is much windier (and therefore even colder).
c) It’s getting slippery out there.
d) Bring a camera! Not only has the blown snow made for interesting landscapes, but the people walking slowly in the middle of the street look like zombies.

But first! Here’s some video of the wind gusts from reader Chip Foley, shot last night around 12 a.m.



  1. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the storm. It is so annoying to hear people say: “You call this a storm? Why, I remember when….” Well, I don’t care if it is annoying because I remember the storm of Dec. 26, 1947…63 years to the day. My little friends and I literally disappeared under the surface of the snow. It was fabulous…we had igloos!!! And our parents couldn’t find us!!! Heaven.

  2. I too recall that storm of 1947. My parents, myself and my younger brother were stuck in our “bungalow” in Coney Island for 48 hrs. and couldn’t get out the front door or any of the windows until rescued by policemen. Others in our colony (these were beach homes about a block from the water) were also trapped like that and of course the electricity was off and the flashlight batteries were used up fast. I was 6 and tried to get around in the dark and I can remember that panic feeling whenever I want to…When we got out we were taken to Coney Island Hospital and became celebrities, but more than 60 years later I can say that becoming a celebrity for my 15 minutes wasn’t worth it…
    But of course the issue today isn’t the weather but the climate. The snow cover melting in Siberia is leading to colder temps across the globe in our neck of the woods and warmer temps up north…Sea levels rising and there is a great possibility that our area which is under sea level won’t be livable in perhaps as few as another 50 years or so…The Dutch dikes won’t solve these changes…