2011: The Year in Lower East Side Snow Creatures

Essex Street and Canal. Photo by Bridget Bosworth.

As we continue looking back on 2011, a special tribute to the Lower East Side (ahem) “Persons of the Year,” this past winter’s irrepressible snow creatures!

Let’s begin on that fateful day, January 13th, when LES resident (and later TLD kids’ contributor) Bridget Bosworth emailed us the first image of this dapper gentleman observing the comings and going outside the corner grocery at Essex and Canal streets. In the days and weeks that followed, the “Essex Snowman” went through many transformations, each one dutifully documented by neighborhood shutterbugs.  And then there were the copycats popping up all over the LES.  Click through for the complete snow job.

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!

Good Morning!

Essex Street near Canal. Photo by Bridget Bosworth.

Thanks to L.E.S. resident Bridget Bosworth for this update on the crowd-pleasing snowman in front of the fruit stand at Essex and Canal. He just keeps growing! You’ll want to have your umbrella with you today – it will be cloudy, with a wintry mix of rain and snow beginning early this afternoon.  Look for a high of 37℉ with similar temps tomorrow; we should see some sun tomorrow afternoon.

The City Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the proposed Chinatown Business Improvement District this morning and we’ll check in on the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. Board meeting. 

Long Live the Snow Creature!

Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher, via twitpic.

Earlier today, Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat sent along a new photo of our favorite snow creature. If you’re a regular reader, you know we’ve been keeping tabs on this guy/girl on the corner of Essex and Canal since the Boxing Day blizzard. He/she seemed to be melting away — but a new storm meant new life for our cold weather friend!

Good Morning!

Essex Street and Canal.

Six days after the indomitable snowman went viral on The Lo-Down, it’s still hanging in there on the corner of Essex and Canal. The rain continues this morning before moving out. We’re expecting a high of 39.

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.