48 hr lock down ft. Storm Jonas
Like all New York winters, snow is inevitable, yet how much is never known and this year round saw not only the biggest snowfall in seventy years but for us visitors 48 hours we will never forget. The concrete jungle was blanketed in snow brought to you by Storm Jonas, bringing to halt one of the busiest cities in the world and forcing nearly 8.4 million people indoors. While back home we have the luxury of space (both indoors and outdoors) it's jam-packed here all hours of the day, so as one can imagine, the thought of spending two days indoors left us unmotivated, annoyed and really really hangry. It was 7pm and after numerous board games and Netflix on tap we ventured outside and to our surprise it seemed everyone had the same idea.
We were walking down Broadway without a car in sight (except for those covered in snow on the side of the road) as parents watched while their kids jumped head deep into enough powder for a ski field. Times Square was covered up to billboards and Central Park looked like a snow globe you could buy from a Disney store, even the subway entrances were blanketed- forcing the purchase of new snow boots. Inside, every light was on, as hotel bars were taking advantage of the cabin fever while all other businesses stayed closed.
It's one of the many reasons why this city is so special, because in true NYC style she finished it off with a blue bird day the next morning. And it's back to the daily grind, thanks Jonas for the memories (and the beautiful mess).