February 12, 2006
Snowy Bay Ridge Sunday
They claim this is the largest storm in NYC history, but I think that the 1996 blizzard dropped a lot more snow in Bay Ridge--and I remember much larger snowstorms in the mid-1960s. But anyway this was a big enough storm, and here's what it looked like.
Here, Ovington and Fifth Avenues, at 215pm.
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Little guys riding in style on Fifth Avenue. Their parents took them in for pizza at Elegante's. I followed them right in. Elegante had just opened, with a hot pie right out of the oven.
Pigeons enjoying a nice meal on Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street.
Who wants a tattoo?
Are you really sure that this is a good idea?
Looking north on an empty Fifth Avenue, past the Lincoln Savings Bank.
Air vents on the R subway line on Fourth Avenue. The subway was not delayed at all by the storm. I don't think that the buses were much affected either. I saw the Fifth Avenue bus, the B-1 ( 69th Street bus ) and the B-9 during the afternoon, running normally.
Bay Ridge Baptist Church. I've never been inside, but for some reason, I've always liked this simple church building on Fourth Avenue, over by Leif Erikson park.
By 3pm, noone had bothered to clear any snow from the entrance to the Bay Ridge Avenue subway station. So people had to navigate the steps very carefully. The steps were dangerous with hard-packed snow. The people to your right had to walk sideways, they were afraid of slipping.