Monday, March 15, 2010

NYC Weather (aka The Beast)

umbrella remnants, dead on the street (there were so many, they had to start bagging them)

Lest we forget that New York City really is a tough as nails, kick ya while you're down, umbrella-snapping kind of city, days like this come around every now and again to remind us who's boss. A little less magic & twinkle lights, a little more high wind & monsoon-like rain, says New York.

This was Day No. 4 of this kind of weather. As you can see from the photos above, there have been many casualties along the way. Almost including me and several of my fellow New Yorkers who literally had to dodge a giant plastic bag of trash that was being lifted up into the air by the freakishly powerful New York wind and tossed about like a rag doll on Columbus Avenue this evening. I kid you not. I managed to quickly take cover in the entrance to the Post Office, my dangling, pathetic umbrella in hand (broken umbrella No. 3 in 4 days) thus avoiding the trash-smackdown, but others were not so lucky. (I mean, imagine walking down the street, minding your own business -- you're just trying to escape the wind and rain, get home in time for Jeopardy or what have you -- then BAM! a giant bag of TRASH hits you in the leg!).

Here's hoping tomorrow brings a little less trash-flying, and a little more sunshine.

For more unfortunate weather/umbrella-related freak accidents, see: "Monday"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank God it's over! And nice pics!

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