December 30, 2000
We had a big snowstorm today!
I had to go out anyway to get the keys for the new Fog Creek office, so I took a digital camera and went out to examine the damage.
New York City was quiet, both because hardly any cars were on the roads, and because the snow muffled things a lot.
My street (you can click on any of
these pictures for larger, high
The local coffee shop looked cozy and inviting
First stop: Times Square. The stock
price monitors at NASDAQ looked like
mountains of snow, while the windows
reflected the real thing from outside.
The new Ben and Jerry's in Bryant Park
had lines down the street. "Ice cream!"
the people demanded.
The New York Public Library looked
forlorn. This is 42nd Street at midday,
usually one of the busiest streets
in the world!
Even the lions in front of the
library looked like they were
huddling from the cold.
This street corner looked like something
from right out of Ben Katchor's Julias Knipl,
Real Estate Photographer, so I had to stop
and take a picture. Ben Katchor has finally
been recognized as a genius, something
I've known since I first spotted his strips
in the Forward.
Central Park from the West Side.