As I write this, it is -4 degrees and the windchill is -19 degrees. Tomorrow will be worse, with single digits during the day and a weather advisory -30 degree windchill temperature by evening.
This cold snap means morning sunrises are the prettiest pink and purple spectacles of the season.
This is day 343 of Photo 365.
Pop-up markets, especially around the holidays, are one of the unique and wonderful things that help make New York, New York. Union Square Holiday Market is big and bright and smells like pine cones and peanut brittle. Artisans sell their jewelry and handmade products, and vendors offers spices, herbs, oils and sweets. On the weekends the park is packed with locals and tourists alike.
I prefer a quieter pop-up market, and I was reminded of this on my recent trip to NYC. Bryant Park Winter Village isn’t as large as its competition, but there are still 125 booths with high class finery. Better yet, if you are looking to avoid the crush at Rockefeller Center, there is a skating rink, warming house and restaurant, all with a spectacular view of a huge, decked out Christmas tree.
Bryant Park Winter Village is located behind the New York Public Library, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018. Want to read more about New York? Visit a summary of all Travel Snapshot New York posts.
After spending a wonderful few days in New York City, the scene out the plane window above Minneapolis made me question my residential choice. Just for a second.
This is day 342 of Photo 365.
The sights, sounds and people of New York are day 341 of Photo 365.
It was drippy in New York on day 340 of Photo 365.
The tree outside The New York Palace Hotel provided a great old timey leading line into Top of the Rock and St. Patrick’s Cathedral on day 339 of Photo 365.
The first major snow of the season fell today, causing traffic jams and reinforcing that salt stain on the tip of my boots from last season. It also brought out the kid in two older gentlemen who constructed these happy sledders above a Lowertown sidewalk on day 338 of Photo 365.