In New York City, the snow came down steadily, even relentlessly, all day on Saturday. It was a day waking up to snow falling outside the window and then falling asleep as the snow was ending.
|Saturday 8:25 a.m. Cat oversees the city's plowing operations.|
As the winds never sustained blizzard force for very long, it was possible to venture outside for a few minutes.
|Intersection. Inwood neighborhood. Saturday. 3:55 p.m.|
In the Inwood neighborhood of Northern Manhattan, a few tromped over to Inwood Hill Park or over to Broadway to stock up on groceries. It was easier to walk in the middle of the street than on the sidewalk.
|In the middle of W. 207th Street. Saturday. 3:57 p.m.|
But most people stayed home, especially after 2:30 p.m. when government officials declared an emergency and banned non-official cars from the streets.
|Through the window, a cross-country skier with dog following. Saturday. 4:27 p.m.|
The snow emergency did not apply to pedestrians or ski enthusiasts. Or their dogs.
|Street scene. Saturday night. 8:12 p.m.|
The math for the day was 26.8 inches of snow in Central Park, the second-highest total recorded there.
|Digging out. Sunday morning. 9:19 a.m.|
On Sunday morning, locals started digging out.
|Isham Park. Sunday morning. 9:29 a.m.|
Walking in the snow is fairly easy with proper preparations. This snow is particularly crunchy on top and powdery throughout. It is indeed knee-deep, more in places. Follow the footsteps of others.
|Inwood Hill Park. Sunday morning. 9:39 a.m.|
In Inwood Hill Park, winter scenes are most always beautiful. Early birds get the pristine views, one of the only advantages of being a morning lark in New York City.
|Inwood Hill Park with the Henry Hudson Bridge in the distance. Sunday morning. 9:42 a.m. |
True fact: In New York City, you'll hardly ever be the first person at the scene.
|Inwood Hill Park. Sunday morning. 9:58 a.m.|
And there you have it. It's a bright sunny day after a big snowstorm. A great day for the color blue.
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from January 23 and 24, 2016. Click to enlarge images.