City in the Snow

The East Coast is getting pummeled this weekend with a massive storm. Unfortunately the forecasts are only predicting 6 inches of snow for the New York City area this weekend, but 6 inches is better than nothing (that’s what she said?).  I love the snow. I have no idea why as I’m not a particularly outdoorsy person. I think it’s probably because everything is so peaceful and pretty when it snows. The calm after the storm after everyone is at home, and watching the snow fall. It’s almost meditative.

The benefits of storms in the city, especially when you live uptown, is that the power almost never goes out (now it probably will, but it hasn’t in the last 8 years I’ve lived uptown) and nothing closes. Maybe the neighborhood bar will close at midnight or 2am instead of 4am, but the corner market is always open, and the diner is always open. They don’t call this the city that never sleeps for nothing.

The subways never shut down either. So you know what’s happening if they’re wrong and the storm is massively bad? We’re putting on our boots, hopping on the train, and playing the lottery for Hamilton.  When tourists and people who live outside the city are unable to come in to do things like play lotteries, you hop on the subway and you make the most of it. Freezing snow and ice be damned.

Since 300 people will likely have the same idea, we will probably end up snowed in at my apartment drinking tea and coffee and hot chocolate, or braving the storm for a block and a half and grabbing a hot toddy at Amity Hall or The Hamilton.

Bring it on, snow. Bring it on.


Snowmagedon, Part 8

So it’s this year’s “storm of the century”! Bring it on!, I say. I went to work today in a sweater dress, leggings, leg warmers, and boots (and a coat, duh). This has become my winter uniform and I give zero fucks. So, so comfortable and warm. The second shot is out my office window, 12 stories above SoHo. The third short is form 3pm today when my office shut down early (so we could work from home and avoid the weather) at the corner of Broadway and Houston.

I found out that Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish have canceled their concert for tomorrow, which totally blows but is probably for the best. Hopefully I’ll be able to make the new date.

I have all of the snowstorm essentials at my apartment: peanut butter, cookies, gummi bears, and dark chocolate. I will be fine. We will all be fine. Chill out, people.