Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crippled Queens

Perhaps you've seen on the news that NYC got a blizzard dumped on it the day after Christmas.  These storms happen every so often and it's fun to be cozy inside while you watch the silent city get a glistening coating of snow out your window.  Then when you venture out to dig out your car or get your groceries, things are pretty functional within a day.  For this storm, something mysterious happened and nobody plowed the streets! 

It's the craziest thing I've ever seen!  This is the city that never sleeps, right?  Cars and city buses were just abandoned in the streets.  We took our 4 wheel drive vehicle to Queens and found ourselves in a mell of a hess (as my Grandfather used to say).  This street was completely unplowed and a good place to document the shenanigans since we were blocked in by stranded cars from all angles. 

You should never leave Queens without putting some food in your face, it would be the biggest wasted opportunity of all time.  We looked up the closest hand pulled noodle place and headed over.  On the way to deliciousness, we discovered we were on Ithaca Street!  Upstate NY likes to follow us wherever we go.

I've never appreciated 4 wheel drive as much as I have over the last few days!  You press on the gas and actually go forward!  Thanks Xterra, for making this day possible.  I was freezing my pom poms off to take these shots, but I guess that's what playing in the snow is all about.  Next time I leave home in the winter, I'll try not to forget my gloves, scarves and hats.  You'd be surprised how many times I do that!

Sweater: ASOS from Santa
Pants: via TJ Maxx
Boots: Frye
Ear Muffs: NYC Street Vendor


  1. amazing!!!!!

  2. You are looking wonderful in all this snow. Wishing you a happy WHITE end the year!

  3. Wow, that's a lot of snow! Love your sweater ;).

  4. love your ear muffs and sweater
    happy new year! :)

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  5. that sweater is toocute love it! and same w/the ear muffs!
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  6. Hi my dear-what a lovely jumper! Wishing you a Happy New Year and a successful and peaceful 2011 xx

  7. Oh my gosh - I've heard all the crazy stories about the snow up there on the news! Can't believe how little snow plowing was done. Makes for a fun photo shoot, though, huh?!

    Happy New Year!

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    happy new year

  9. your sweater is so adorable! i cant believe how much snow im seeing in your photos. and yumm, i love noodles :)

  10. You crack me up. Hope your poms poms thawed out okay.