The snow storm of the century! TV weathermen were predicting snow drifts high enough to cover the Statue of Liberty, or so it seemed during the height of last week’s blizzard hysteria.
Fortunately for residents of Lower Manhattan, snowstorm “Nemo” left us with only a foot of snow– the perfect amount for sledding, making snowmen and showing off our cold-weather fashions. Stores and restaurants were open, the power was on and Internet speeds were blazing. This was no hurricane Sandy!
Scroll down for photos of this weekend’s snowfall in the East Village, the West Village and Soho. All photos were taken on an iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 and edited with Instagram.
A well-dressed dog in Tompkins Square Park.
Puffy coats and knit sweaters were popular doggie outfits during the snowstorm.
A fashionable Soho dog excited to appear in Downtown Traveler.
Another New York City dog dressed for the snowpocalypse.
A mix of styles– 1920s newsies vs. downtown fashionista– in the East Village.
A Cruella deVille-inspired black fur look in Tompkins Square Park.
Some locals made questionable fashion choices during Nemo… like this shorts-wearing guy on St Mark’s Place.
One of the many plucky snowmen in Washington Square Park.
Frosty, the East Village Snowman– complete with Miller Lite bottle cap buttons.
Hanging out with the junkyard snowman in Tompkins Square Park.
Parks become snowy playgrounds
New Yorkers throwing snow balls in Washington Square Park in the West Village.
A dad pulling a sled in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. A popular sight, since the park is basically flat.
Bad day for bikes and buses
A Vespa motorbike covered in snow in the West Village.
One of the many snow-bound bikes in Lower Manhattan.
The Astor Place Cube and a bike, covered in snow during Nemo.
Even the “Rent is too damn high” man, who famously ran for NYC mayor against Mike Bloomberg, had to dig out his car after snow covered St Marks Place.
MTA buses were up and running during the storm, although it wasn’t pleasant waiting at bus stops like this one in midtown Manhattan.
A bus hit a bus shelter and blocked Avenue A at 11th Street in the East Village. Photo taken Saturday morning, 2/9/13.
Here comes the slush
The first snowfall in the East Village began during the Friday morning commute.
42nd Street turned into a river of slush on the Friday that Nemo hit.
Pedestrians navigating a slush puddle in Astor Place.
Pigeons huddled on a traffic light wire near Tompkins Square Park.
How were you affected by the Nemo blizzard?
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