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More Snow!

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NYC Is Having More Snow (and Sleet, Ice, Rain)!

OK, I get that it is still winter. And I get that winter comes with cold, sleet, and snow. But today is almost too much to bear.

See, we already had a lot of snow, with chunks of ice just sitting at every corner. Now we have snow on top of the ice.

Right now it is raining, which will melt some of the snow, but then later it will start to snow again and everything will freeze up - cuz that's awesome!

More snow is irritating at this point. New Yorkers, who handle everything pretty well, including 9/11 and Sandy, are getting progressively pissier.

Any inconvenience, like subways running late or sidewalks that aren't cleaned, can lead to anger.

This morning the woman in front of me coming up the subway stairs, with lots of folks behind us, decided to stop in the middle to put up her umbrella. I thought we were going to run her over, but after lots of yelling, calmer heads prevailed.

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. We have more snow coming, but I won't have to be out in it.

Winter Snow in NYC

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Winter snow in NYC turns the city into a beautiful wonderland!

Most people don't think of a big city as winter snow wonderland, but I beg to differ. We live in lower Manhattan, just southeast of City Hall Park. Every day I have the option of walking by the East River, the Hudson River, and through City Hall Park, each of which remind me of places outside of the city.

Further up, of course, is the beautiful Central Park, but that is pretty far from us and not a place we can visit every day. Our dog, Smiley, loves to be near the water (she is from Turks and Caicos, after all), so this location is perfect for all of us.

When the snow started Thursday night, I was teaching at Real Pilates. It was heavy snow when I left around 8:15pm to walk home. The park was open and all the lights were on at City Hall, since Mayor De Blasio had just been sworn in the day before. Here are a couple of photos:

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On Friday morning, my first Pilates client started at 7am (all my clients live downtown, so I saw five in a row yesterday morning), so I walked over to Tribeca around 6:30am. City Hall Park was closed (the city schools and government were closed), so I walked around the quiet park. So few people were out and the snow was still clean, white, and fluffy. This is the park at Hudson and Chambers:

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Just lovely! I love the city in the quiet of early morning, and yesterday the snow was perfect.

How was your snow day?