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Pics: Yesterday’s Spring Snowstorm in North Brooklyn

The "Male figure (heroic scale) tugging at a hawser with an integral plinth" looks cold. The Monitor Memorial at McGolrick Park.
The “male figure (heroic scale) tugging at a hawser with an integral plinth” looks cold—put a shirt on, dude—The Monitor Memorial at McGolrick Park. Photo: Megan Penmann

Yesterday’s all-day snowstorm left Greenpoint gracefully blanketed in more than a foot of snow. Schools were closed, trendy fitness classes were cancelled, some businesses took a snow day—yet others defiantly remained open to serve warm beverages and food to the toughest of Greenpointers. Today as the snow melts, drips and drops from trees and fire escapes onto our heads, let’s take a look at what locals witnessed first hand yesterday. Continue reading

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Recap: Yesterday’s Nor’Easter With a Slow Start and A Soggy Finish

Snowpocalypse in Greenpoint, March 8 2018. Video: Megan Penmann
Greenpoint’s Snowpocalypse in slow-mo, March 8 2018. Video: Megan Penmann

Greenpoint was on high snow alert yesterday, waiting patiently for our second Nor’Easter in a week. The storm was originally predicted to hit us in the early morning hours, but didn’t. Greenpoint residents awoke to what seemed like a pretty typical rainy winter morning. Commuters went about their business and shops and restaurants opened up, but with trepidation. Around noon, many locals found themselves wondering “Is that all ya got?” because no snow seemed to be falling. Then a few hours later the snow started coming down, gently at first, but soon began to rage, whipping soggy snowflakes around in every direction. Some local businesses closed early, and others fearlessly remained open to serve their most adventurous Greenpoint customers. Below, check out scenes from around the neighborhood. Continue reading

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