The first snow of the season in New York City fell this past Saturday, and the snow kept falling and deepening into the early evening and late into the night.
|A snowy scene is Isham Park in Northern Manhattan. Saturday, December 9, 2017.|
The snow came down thick and wet, covering branches of trees and rocks and buildings with heavy layers of white frosting.
|Looking south from Isham Park toward The Cloisters, enveloped in a winter haze. |
Northern Manhattan. Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Many New Yorkers greet the first snow of the season with joy, followed by a quick caveat that we'll grow weary with each subsequent event.
|Tree stand on Broadway in the Upper West Side. Sunday, December 10, 2017.|
It's the holidays, of course. New York looks great dressed up for the winter season. The following day, a Sunday, turned bright and blue. The snow still clung to the trees, including the cut trees in the holiday stands.
|A snowy holiday scene on W. 81st on the Upper West Side. Sunday, December 10, 2017.|
Side streets are the best way to explore the city. On the Upper West Side, the gift of snow added a nice touch to old townhouse gates and doors.
|Tree stand on Columbus Avenue near the back entrance of the American Museum of Natural History. |
Sunday, December 10, 2017.
Even if it was hard to pick out a tree under a heavy blanket of snow.
|Commuters wait for a delayed train at the 1 subway stop at 207th Street. Monday, December 11, 2017.|
The snow usually has a way of muffling the troubles of the world, but on the first Monday following the snow, the city woke up to news of a pipe bomb explosion in an underground subway between Port Authority and Times Square. The city was its usual self, though, not deterred. A little anxiety and a little tardiness were perfectly understandable on Monday morning. That's how New York works. That, and a lot of coffee.
The weather warmed up slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, enough to melt much of the snow.
|Cat inspects the snow. Thursday, December 14, 2017. |
Then, on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, the snow came again.
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple.