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Snow in New York City Next

Snow is a seasonal transformation of the city's surfaces. Slopes that make ballgames difficult are ideal for sledding. Ponds used for fishing become skating rinks. Snow imparts a timeless quality to the urban landscape, softens its jagged edges. Traffic slows. Streetlights render the snow-coated trees iridescent. The urban landscape comes to resemble the streets of a small town.

Kids playing on snow hill
1947: Children playing in the snow, Monroe Street, Lower East Side (NYC)
(Photo by Rebecca Lepkoff)

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