Friday, February 22, 2013

Central Park After Winter Storm Nemo




The February 2013 nor'easter (also known as Winter Storm Nemo or the Blizzard of 2013 was a powerful winter storm that developed from the combination of two areas of low pressure, primarily affecting the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada, resulting in heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds. © 2013 Michael LaPalme — New York City



Looking West to 5th Avenue on 59th Street. I used to spend quite a bit of time in Central Park when I worked in the city over a decade ago.



Looking south towards 59th street from within the park. I noticed a tall skyscraper currently being constructed behind the Essex House.



The Pond - Central Park West frozen the morning after the storm.



Manhattan Skyline from Central Park - Looking towards the corner of 5th avenue & 59th Street (Central Park South)



Manhattan Skyline from Central Park - Looking towards the corner of 5th avenue & 59th Street (Central Park South)



Manhattan Skyline from Central Park - Looking towards the corner of 5th avenue & 59th Street (Central Park South)



The storm dumped between 2 and 3 feet across the entire northeast. There were a few dozen people out enjoying the snow.



The bridge spanning "The Pond" in Central Park West



The first low-pressure system produced moderate amounts of snow across the northeast.



The rain and snow combined via a second system coming out from the Atlantic. Mayor Bloomberg asked everyone to stay home so that the emergency snow plows and salt trucks could clear the streets faster.



As the two systems merged they produced heavy snowfall from New Jersey to Ontario.



It seems as if the city had only just recovered from the recent Hurricane Sandy which saw large sections of Manhattan without heat or electricity for weeks after it struck.



From what I could tell the city took many precautions it normally would not have taken if Sandy had not struck.  This statue is located in the "Grand Army Plaza" at the intersection of 59th and 5th avenue in front of the Plaza Hotel.



Golden equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.



The gold statue of Sherman on a horse with "Victory" in front of him pointing the way forward.

Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres of city-owned land.

1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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