The East River is Freezing Over [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides. Although, not quite as dramatic as those reports from the nineteenth century when a land-bridge was created from a frozen East River. For instance, in […]

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On Pike Street, It’s Cold Enough to Freeze the Fire Hydrant

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:04 am

In case you didn’t feel like leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment, this sight should bolster that decision. Even the fire hydrant, and its leaking stream, are frozen solid. We snapped this photo on Pike Street, just north of East Broadway. Frozen hydrants like this are apparently rare. According to an article published by […]

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Leaking Hydrant on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2010 at 6:27 am

This is what happens when there is a leaking fire hydrant in sub-freezing weather.  The corner of Suffolk and Stanton Streets is a sheet of ice.  Break out the skates!

Falling Sign on Orchard

Posted December 24, 2009 at 6:09 am

If you’re strolling along the west side of Orchard Street, near the corner of Stanton, watch your head.  The sign post there is close to collapsing on the sidewalk.  Of course, the ice and slushy mess don’t help either.

Late Night Scavengers

Posted August 13, 2008 at 11:23 am

Walking to Fontana’s the other night for a quick drink and a game of Ms. Pac Man, I encountered an unforgettable scene unfold near the entrance. In plain sight, two late-night workers were shoveling ice off the street into a cart, and dragging it down the block. The bartender was on the steps smoking a […]