Through My Lens : A Snow Day In NYC

NYC Winter, City Hall New York, Blizzard of 2015

So on Monday night, New York City like most of the Northeast braced itself for the winter storm known as Juno or snowpocalypse 2015 as some people were calling it. Well no records were broken with the snowfall totals as we got just less than 10 inches which is fine by me. Much of the city remained shut down early on the next day as the sanitation dept. worked to clear up the streets and the transit dept. slowly restored our mass transportation systems. I decided to take a walk around my neighborhood to see how it fared and I brought my camera with me. I'm rather fond of days like this in the city because there's such a tranquil beauty to it that almost makes me feel like I have the place all to myself. Yes those are the court buildings and steps that you may have seen in many television and film productions that are set in NYC. As I've mentioned before, I have a love/hate relationship with the white stuff. 

Does it snow where you live? How do you feel about it?

NYC Winter, Foley Square, Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse at 40 Centre Street, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, New York County Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street, Blizzard of 2015
NYC WInter, Foley Square, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, Snow covered park benches, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, Citibikes in snow, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, City Hall Park, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, City Hall Park, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, Surrogates Court 31 Chambers Street, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, Pearl Street, Blizzard of 2015
NYC Winter, Snowy gates, Blizzard of 2015

54 comments

Anonymous said...

Yes, it snows where I live although not every year. I am not a fan of it and can't wait for spring to come.
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Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photos. I live in Australia so i've only ever seen snow when I have been to Europe or New York and i love it! I suppose it's more of a novelty for me though!
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Kizzy Von Doll said...

All that snow...goodness!! Keep warm my dear, we suppose to get snow, but I doubt it will be anything like this and if it is, it usually goes away after a day to two. Looks so cold, but I sill love the buildings :))) xxx

Stanislava E. said...

It used to snow a lot when I was a kid but in the last few years winter is more like spring here. But I am used to the snow, although I don't really like it. I have never seen NYC streets so empty on a photo! You captured the city so well, Rowena! I can understand what is like to live in a city that never sleeps and to have an opportunity to see it that empty!

sonia de macedo said...

No it doesn't snow where I live, it just gets really, really hot. Unbearably hot. I didn't think I could fall more in love with New York but your photos have made my heart skip beats. <3 Snow has that effect on me.

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Lilli said...

Oh my Rowena, have seen some images on TV and I thought of you, you know. Hope you are staying warm and safe. The photos are outstanding, there is so much white and peace all around, I think I have a love for white stuff but just cause Im not used to the snow, I imagine when you have to live with it, could be a trouble. I hope you will feature NYC again, is always gorgeous to admire. Take care dear and keep you warm, hugs xo

Jackie Harrison said...

Great job is was not that bad in NYC city as it was in Long Island thank god either way is was a hassle I must said.

Elle Sees said...

i never tire of snow pics...as long as i;m viewing from a couch with coffee and blanket

Emmylou said...

Such lovely shots, Rowena:) Your snowmageddon was all over the news here. I think it's on the Maritimes now. Can't believe the subway system was closed for you guys!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

I think New York looks better like this (maybe it's just you're awesome photography). I like how the snowy buildings and lack of crowds make it seem very European.

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Shirley Tay said...

Wow, I'm impressed by how neat & tidy those bikes are being lined up! Nice shots, Rowena! xoxo

Jane said...

we only had a dusting of snow which is pretty much gone now. but my husband worked from home yesterday which was nice :) thank goodness it didn't snow as anticipated! although i'm sure a lot of people were disappointed!

Simera H said...

Hope your keeping warm hun. We get a ton of snow in fact we got the end of the storm from New York in Toronto.
Beautetude

Anonymous said...

Beautiful snaps, Rowena! I love snow and I love winter :-)

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Stunning photos! Yes it snows where I live and I love it. Snow makes me feel happy and I really enjoy winter time! :)

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Nnenna said...

I love the photographs you captured! I actually had to go into work (boo), but it was kind of nice how peaceful and empty the streets were.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I love your pictures, Rowena, the photography is just stunning. No snow on my side but it's also the reason why hubby wanted us to live in this small town. The winter is extremely mild here, the lowest temperature it went down to was -2 Celsius for a couple of days and now it's averaging at 10 Celsius and above.

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Alice said...

so pretty pictures Rowena, i love snow!

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miss b said...

Your photos are stunning! Snow was forecast for this area of the UK but all is clear so far. Everything looks so pretty with a dusting of snow as you have shown here. I love looking at snow but hate driving in it.
Fortunately it doesn't snow too often here.

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Paola Lauretano said...

I love snow, I have seen NY today on TV.... your pics are wonderful!!!
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Angela Donava said...

Wonderful reflection shots!
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Valerie Price said...

Gorgeous photos! New York City looks so pretty in the snow! I live in Austin, Texas and it really doesn't snow here...but I definitely wish it did! :)

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Jenmarie G said...

10 inches seems like a lot to me but I guess it's not much to you as I'm sure you've seen a lot more. What is the most you've gotten living there? The photos you took are gorgeous!

Sorana Nistor said...

I am not a big fan of snow , but these photos are amazing !
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Corinne said...

How beautiful is this! It's currently snowing here but it rained before so it's not settling :(

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June said...

Yes I have been reading that Juno is creating a lot of difficulties for people. Yet I feel happy that I kinda share names with a storm!!

Keep in touch
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Ivana Split said...

I always love to see your photography posts! It seldom snows here and I too have a love/hate relationship with the snow. It's more love right now but only because distance makes the heart grow fonder...if it happened to snow and that for more than a week, I'll be cursing the stuff:)

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Alicia Mackin said...

Ah great picks of an empty snowy city! So glad it was not that bad and we didn't lose power went through that with Sandy for 2 weeks, it was awful.

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

OMG
amazing!
So magic pics
kisses
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That Girl; Saadiya said...

I always think the snow is bad here in the UK then I see pictures from America and it puts it into perspective haha!
Saadiya x
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful pictures! I don't mind snow around the holidays, but by the end of January, I am ready for spring :)

Vanessa N said...

Beautiful!! I actually read this at midnight, and showed my mom later today at the dinner table...because...I get excited about snow. No snow up here in Toronto yet, and frankly, I'm sad because it just doesn't feel like winter this year! It is supposed to snow tomorrow, so hopefully all will the rectified and I will have several feet of snow!! (A GIRL CAN DREAM!)

mandy said...

Some storm that was for NYC :P
Love the photos! I think it's probably safe to say many in the city have a love/hate relationship with snow

jeanine said...

I love the snow until I have to shovel it or drive in it. It's so pretty when you're just walking around and most people have decided to stay indoors. We had two feet in the city and almost three feet at my house. I loved the day off of work but snow blowing....yay....

Gabrielle said...

I can understand your love/hate relationship with snow, but I've got to hold my hands up and admit I adore the white stuff! The first sighting when waking up, opening the curtains and seeing a blanket of snow over my garden is just heaven .. I'm still crossing my fingers for some snowfall this winter (the rest of Britain is getting plenty though haha)! I love your photography by the way, I've saved this post on Bloglovin' because it's just so flipping beautiful! Have a lovely remainder of the week :)

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365HANGERS said...

Sometimes in LA we wish we got snow, but then we realize we don't actually like the cold lol. These photos are so gorgeous!!

xx 365Hangers

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Hi Rowena,

I was getting a little worried, hearing all the news and hype about the blizzard and storm via CNN of late, and been wishing that you all at NYC are keeping safe and warm (turns out I have quite a few blogger friends now whom I follow are from the same city as yours) and they have been quite quiet over at IG *_^ Must be the weather!

Am glad to see here that it is not as alarming as expected before and you managed to capture the "after" of it all, in full view. Guess you live very close to the city then?

Oh yes, those courthouse steps definitely looks familiar from all the TV series that we watch here, haha! Finally get to see them for "real" here.

Thanks for sharing. Hope things will clear off soon and everyone's life will be back to normal and business as usual. I do see your point of having a love/hate relationship with this white stuff, I guess I can only fully comprehend it when I visit or stay in a snowy place. As for now, we can only dream of such views!

Have a great week, my friend.

Cheers,
Jeann

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Such beautiful pictures! It doesn't snow here, well maybe once in a blue moon.
I used to travel for work to Colorado and have been caught in some of those snow storms. Those aren't fun at all, but a little bit of snow, I can handle that :)

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Maru Ramirez said...

It's great to hear that it wasn't that bad! And these photos are so pretty!

Diana Ashuayem said...

Great shots you took. Hope you were able to stay warm during the storm.
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Monica L said...

Beautiful photos! The snowy New York looks magical!:)

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Sheri said...

Congrats on the new domain! And what gorgeous photos! I wish it snowed here where I live, but it never does.

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My Garden Diaries said...

LOVE these shots Rowena!!! There is nothing better than New York in the winter blanketed with snow! I was thinking about you when the warnings were coming through about the blizzard.....glad you all got less than expected! Just enough for pretty shots! Wishing you a lovely weekend buddy! Nicole xoxo

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Tina Lea said...

Wow throughly enjoyed this blog post !!! Have always wanted to go to New York this is on my to do list, beautiful pictures

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What cool shots. Snow has a way of making everything so pretty. When it's not too much of it of course. ;)

Kim Alston said...

Super fabulous shots Rowena! I was so worried for you guys. I'm glad it wasn't as bad as predicted. Your pictures capture a beautiful winter wonderland. Everything looked so pretty! Beautiful.
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little luxury list said...

Wow, downtown is eerie but tranquil! Seriously, I love quiet days too and it's hard to find that in Manhattan. I'm glad it worked out for everyone in NY though (well maybe except the parents!)

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Ursula Ball said...

I love NYC snow pictures!! So weird seeing the city so still in a winter wonderland!

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