Slugging through the Snow after the February 2021 Nor’easter

Sometimes a snowplow comes in handy on the sidewalk. (In front of Macri Park) Photo Credit: Lori Ann Doyon

On February 3 the weekday commute resumed after two recommended snow days, which helped to keep the streets clear for the snow plows. The National Weather Service documented that 17.4 inches fell in Central Park; this placed Winter Storm Orlena (dubbed by the The Weather Channel) in a tie for the 15th biggest snowstorm in recorded New York City history.

On my walk to work, there were route recalculations when a sidewalk hadn’t been shoveled or one had to climb a mini Alp to cross the street. And yet there were some wintry enchantments along the way.

An icicle fall on North 6th Street Photo Credit: Lori Ann Doyon
The garden at St. Francis of Paola Church, fig tree in front with some frozen figs. Photo Credit: Lori Ann Doyon
Pristine snow up to the windows along the front lawn of AHRC Francis of Paola Early Learning Center Photo Credit: Lori Ann Doyon

If you’d like to relive the storm, Grand Street BID shared this video from Owley

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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