Snow Over Seward Park

Photo by Bahram Foroughi.

Photo by Bahram Foroughi.

Ok, forecasters are upping those snow totals. We could see 4 inches or so before the storm is all over this afternoon.

Winter Storm Hits New York: Not Many LES Cancellations Yet

Widespread hysteria is gripping New York City, or at least local news media outlets, as a blizzard of allegedly “historic proportions” descends the Northeast.  Depending on which forecast you believe, we could get anywhere between 6 inches (not such a big deal) to 15 inches. The brunt of the storm is expected after about 7 o’clock tonight.

Amtrak is suspending service out of Penn Station to Boston and other northern locales effective midday.  At the moment, the MTA has no plans to cut service.  Hundreds of flights out of New York’s airports have already been canceled this morning.  Not much in the way of LES cancellations yet, but here’s what we know:

  • All NYCHA senior centers will close at 3 p.m. Community centers close at 7 p.m.
  • The Stanton Street CSA has rescheduled its distribution from Saturday to Sunday.
  • All public school after school programs are canceled.


  • Munch Gallery has postponed the opening of Bubi Canal’s solo show scheduled for this evening. It will now take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13th from 7 – 9 pm.


  • All Dixon Place events scheduled for tonight, Februry 8th, have been cancelled.
  • Henry Street Settlement’s Good Companions Senior Center will be closed Sunday.
  • The Houston Street Center closes at 5 p.m. – reopens tomorrow at noon. All Saturday am classes cancelled.


  • Museum of Chinese in America closes at 4, and will be closed tomorrow.
  • The Tenement Museum will not open until noon tomorrow.





A White Weekend on Grand Street

Photo by Jenna Rice.


Threat of Snow Forces Cancellation of Hester Street Fair

Here’s the scary map from the Weather Channel. As you no doubt know by now, snow is in the forecast tomorrow. The winter blast has claimed its first victim: the final 2011 weekend of the Hester Street Fair. This is the message they just posted online:

We regretfully announce that the Hester Street Fair will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 29th, due to the weather.  Thank you everyone for making the second season of Hester the best.  We’ll see ya’ll next year!!!