I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I actually did make a bento on the 25th, but before I blog about it, I just had to post this.
So, it started to snow in the morning on Sunday December 26th in NY. It was the first snow for us this winter (I think it snowed in NY while we were in Japan) and we enjoyed watching everything getting covered in snow outside the window. It snowed ALL DAY that day, but still we weren’t taking the “snowstorm advisory” seriously. I mean, it’s December in NY. It’s very normal to snow. Then we woke up the next day, the 27th and looked outside the window.
We got very excited and took some photos of the snow from the inside our place to tweet. We even managed to make Totoro with snow!
We couldn’t see the streets from our place so we decided to go out, hoping to make some more Snowtoro. (We put Snowtoro in the freezer before we left.)
It was sooooo pretty outside.
We managed to walk out of the building but that was when things got wilder. We have a doorman and super in the building but it seemed like a shovel broke off after they dug the way out from the building to the sidewalk.
It really looked like a scene from a post-apocalyptic film. We live by a main street in Brooklyn but the snow had not been plowed AT ALL. It was truly bizarre.
I saw this one guy, standing and staring at a pile of snow in disbelief. We walked by him as we took photos of the streets. He smiled and said “You guys wanna help me dig out my car?” I said “Where’s your car?” He laughed and said “Exactly.” We totally would’ve helped if we had shovels. I love snow, and I’d love to help people out but we didn’t have any shovels. =/
We saw many cars stuck in the snow, but also a lot of people were actually helping each other out, pushing the cars out of the snow. Derek also helped push a car out of the snow, but I was wondering “where the heck are they going to go from here?”
We walked around and took some photos. A lot of people were just walking around. Actually we saw some people “skiing around” on the streets, probably trying to get to Prospect Park to ski some more.
Sure it was inconvenient, but we made the best of it and had a lot of fun. We jumped into a really big pile of snow and see how deep it was, running around in the snow pretending to be Drake from Uncharted. (ps3 game)
Yeah, so as of the 28th, most streets in Brooklyn are still covered with several inches of snow if not more. Not sure if not plowing snow as soon as it started snowing has anything to do with budget cuts in the city. Who knows, maybe the mayor of NYC, Bloomberg wanted us to enjoy the winter wonderland in NY in these tough times. Thanks Bloomberg! < /sarcasm>
For more photos of the blizzard in NY, check out “Snowpocalypse 2010 in Brooklyn, NY” set on my flickr!