Monday, December 27, 2010

Blizzard 2010: Day Two

Austin Street, though some shops were open, was mostly free of cars.

One of several cars I noticed abandoned. This one blocking the intersection of 71st Ave. and 110th Street.

A different view of the car abandoned at the intersection of 71st Ave. and 110th Street.

Another abandoned car blocking the corner of 72nd Road and 112th Street.

This fellow seems right at home with his huskies as he strolls across Austin, coffee in hand.

Many side streets were impassable on Day Two of the storm.

Icicles dangle dangerously from the Citibank at the corner of 71st Continental and Austin.

One of the more unique aspects to this storm is how the winds kept some sides of the street mostly clear.

One of the bigger drifts I saw.

Crossing Queens Blvd. became an adventure - more like crossing the arctic tundra!

The Library was one establishment closed by the storm, to the dismay of this eager student.

One nice thing - you can walk straight down the middle of the streets to do your shopping!

Shovelers were out in force, searching for that next driveway or storefront to clear.

The Blizzard created many beautiful settings for the holidays. Station Square's tree.

The Blizzard proved too much for even NYC's best drivers, such as this cab abandoned at Ascan and Queens Blvd.

Helping a motorist who thought his car could get through anything. Apparently not.

And I really needed a haircut, too! Drats! 

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills' bushes.

Sudden wind gusts blowing the snow proved quite a challenge the day after the storm.


  1. The snow may have provided many with lovely pictures, but I have never been presented with such a poor excuse for society on my jaunt out today.

    People who got annoyed that someone slipped on the slushy streets in front of them that huffed and puffed but never offered a help or kind word.

    People who pushed elderly residents out of the way to rush into Victoria's Secret.

    People who brought their kids into Barnes and Noble and let them run wild.

    People who never said Thank You or Excuse Me to their fellow neighbor.

    People in cars blaring their horns to residents forced onto the streets because no one chose to shovel the sidewalks.

    NYC gets a bad rap for being unfriendly and rude but compared to Forest Hills, it's a kitten sleeping in a pile of other kittens.

  2. Crossing Queens BlvdDecember 28, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    This kind of weather brings out the absolute best in some and the absolute worst in others. Besides my love for all things snow, severe weather gives some of us the opportunity to be more neighborly than we might normally be.

  3. All I can say is a big "thank you" to the gentleman who pointed out that the slushy puddle I was about to step in "was very deep!" and showed me a better way to walk around it.
    I think New Yorkers are well known as being the most gracious and neighborly during crises like these. Remember after 9/11? And why? Because many of us are used to having to share our space with others on a daily basis. We know we are all in this together.