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