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Blizzageddon 2010 | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Blizzageddon 2010

snowy Empire State Building

Blizzageddon in SoHo #walkingtoworktoday







yellow & pink Vespa's caught in a snow drift on Crosby St while not #walkingtoworktoday

Last year there was Snowpocalypse 2009, this year it was Blizzageddon 2010. The storm came on the 26th of December and didn’t really stop till the next day. The first image came from my window as the storm started. While the winds blew snow around there was something somewhat unique to this storm—lightning. The sky occasional got really bright from thundersnow.

Early the next morning I found myself in SoHo. These are some of the images showing how quiet things were. People outside of NYC always complain and ask what’s the big deal if it snows here. It’s just snow after all. While true it also shuts down the city. Not so much to traffic from Manhattan but because the road conditions to getting to the city are brutal. It’s not worth the risk driving in. Because there barely any cars in the city there’s a chance for people to take to the streets without worrying about traffic. It’s also dead quiet. The only sounds are of those walking in the snow, laughing and clicks of camera’s going off. I find that this type of experience happens once or twice a year so it’s worth running around exploring the snow on the concrete island.

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  • http://nitzan.co.uk Nitzan

    Nice pictures Michael.

  • Anonymous

    Oh I’d love to be in NYC during a Blizzageddon or Snowpocalypse one day. It looks beautiful.

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  • http://designnotes.info/ michaelsurtees

    Thanks guys, the first snowfall is always special. This year maybe more because of the huge amount.