Thursday, January 30, 2014
May have been spectacular in Central Park Sunday but here's how it looked along First Ave this morning, after a week without any above-freezing temperatures or rain to remove the old snow drifts. Note crappy old bagel in second picture: authentic New York!
Posted by monica/paul at 8:29 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
While Australia Day was a non-event, the scenes in Central Park were -- as expected -- spectacular while the sun was out in the morning. And there weren't many people out, it was so bloody cold, which made it even more incredible.
Posted by monica/paul at 8:58 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Work as usual today, but Australia Day does make a bit more of a ripple here than it seems to in Milan. As you probably know, Hugh Jackman organized to have the Empire State Buidling lit up green & gold last night. In case you missed it on the news, here's how it looked from our window.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:53 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Last race at Aqueduct (NYC's racetrack) yesterday. Despite the snow, the track which is dirt not grass was still listed as "fast". And of course like everything else, notice they still use the old fractional odds here and talk in furlongs. Remember, for best viewing, double click upon the video image to make it full screen (then esc to go back)
Posted by monica/paul at 7:36 AM
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Picture of the East River today. Never seen ice floating in it, in the whole time we've been here. It's -8 at present. Forecast maximums next few days are: Fri -7; Sat -2 (and more snow); Sun -6; Monday +1 (hooray); Tuesday -7. Not great for running.
Posted by monica/paul at 9:50 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A swirling storm dumped nearly a foot and a half (45 cm) of snow, leaving behind biting cold across the Tri-State area (that's NY, NJ and CT). A winter storm warning was in effect for Long Island until 9 a.m. A wind chill advisory is also in effect for much of the region. Wind gusts of 35-40 mph (50-75km/h) are expected to diminish by afternoon. But wind chills will remain below zero Fahrenheit (minus 15 Celsius) throughout the day. With as much as 13 inches of snow in some spots, authorities were cautioning that road conditions could be treacherous for the morning commute. The National Weather Service said black ice is possible on some roads. It took people 4-6 hrs to get home last night. Some of highest snow totals are in New Jersey where the National Weather Service says 16 inches of snow has fallen in Manalapan. More than 11 inches (27 cm) of snow was reported in New York City, while Stony Brook on Long Island recorded 11 inches and Armonk in Westchester County had just under 10 inches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:40 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
While those Good Time Charlies over at "Milan Transfer" were partying in Zermatt, we had another major winter storm in the Northeast today. This is how the City lives and works in the snow. Not a good commute home. 3-6 inches are predicted for Manhattan, and the weather is not expected to get above freezing until Saturday so it will hang around until the weekend. Should make for some interesting touristic pics later in the week.
Posted by monica/paul at 9:34 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
So I had to go to the dentist this wintry morning for a routine follow-up appointment and cleaning. Like JFK (see post #502 in November 2013), our dentist is in midtown Manhattan. We go to Madison Dental, on the 39th floor of an art deco skyscraper on 53rd st between Park & Madison. They are really good. And it's a more spectacular view out of the window while you're being drilled than at our old dentitsts on Burns Bay Road :)
Posted by monica/paul at 9:12 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014
Came back from Down Under on Saturday. This pic was taken 90 minutes into the flight from LA to NYC (about one-third of the way across to NYC). That's the Rio Grande below and we are about 75 km N of the state capital, Santa Fe. Q: Which state are we flying over?
Posted by monica/paul at 7:45 PM