Good Morning!

Allen Street near Grand. Photo by Susan Kline.

Happy February. Weather news – Not so good. More snow this morning turning to an icy rain – also known as a “wintry mix.” Look for temperatures around 30℉ and bring those boots and umbrellas with you! Snowman news – Still good! Thanks to Susan Kline who snapped this fellow for us as the heartwarming Saga of the Snowmen and Women of the Lower East Side continues. She writes, “he resides on the Allen Street median at Grand Street. While not as rotund as the infamous Essex Street Snowman, I think he is much more exuberant. Just wanted to share this photo with you. Loving the snow on the lower east side!”

Snowman/woman Mania Sweeps the Lower East Side

Photo by Bridget Bosworth.

All month long, the neighborhood has been captivated by the always growing and evolving snowman outside the bodega at the corner of Essex and Canal streets. But it is now clear his influence extends way beyond this bustling intersection. Take a look at some of the photographic evidence we’ve received in the past couple of days from Lo-Down readers:

Snow Play

Much thanks to Lo-Down reader Marijke Briggs who sent along this photo with the note: “In competition with the big guy on Essex and Canal…”  At least we have these images to keep us smiling through all this snow!

Giant Snowman Alert

Essex Street and Canal. Photo by Bridget Bosworth.

Lo-Down reader Bridget Bosworth is doing an excellent job keeping us alerted to the ongoing transformations of our new local hero, the Giant Snowman at Essex and Canal.  Looks like he got a little buried last night!

Giant Snowman at Essex and Canal

Essex Street and Canal. Photo by Bridget Bosworth.

Thanks to Bridget Bosworth for brightening our day with this photo of a monster snowman at the corner of Essex and Canal. Wowza.