After the First Snow in New York

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.

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Walking Off the Big Apple features self-guided tours to neighborhoods, streets, cultural history, good books, architecture, museums, parks, landscapes, and offbeat travel experiences in New York City.

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Writer and editor Teri Tynes created Walking Off the Big Apple in the summer of 2007. Email: teritynes@gmail.com.