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they mean it

The police department isn’t saying why there’s no parking on Court Street and in front of the Municipal Building; they don’t have to. I like the personal, handwritten touch: Tow Away, 8 AM.

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running empty

I close my eyes and I see snow. There may be more this weekend, on Sunday. Maybe then we’ll get to have some spring?

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c'mon

There’s something optimistic about a snowfall. We’re turned into eternal kids who are hoping for the word that school is cancelled. NYC public schools already had a snow day this year; don’t know if we’ll see another.

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looking west

The Cadman area, with Manhattan in the distance. I especially notice two things: the huge apartment buildings on the left, and the soccer field, which is forgotten except by those who use it.

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your food

What should you do? Restaurants need customers on days like this, but it’s painful to see the delivery guys riding bikes and scooters on snowy streets. The temperature is about 15, so going to pick up the food is not an option.

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first round of snow

We’ve had two mini-snowstorms in four days. That’s a lot of snow for December, even if it didn’t really accumulate or stay on the ground long. I walked around a bit and went to a familiar place, the gas station.

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look out

It’s a hole in the fence at Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the way to the foot bridge. The view is not pointing the usual way, toward Manhattan and the river, but to Brooklyn Heights.

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crisp and cool

From the ye olde publicity department, here’s a photo of the big-sky gas station. The gas wasn’t selling, but the coffee and snacks in the convenience store were.

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patch

Give them a scratch and sniff. I’m fairly sure there would be no pumpkin spice were it not for these babies.

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wet pai

Down the platform, away from the escalators at the Smith and Ninth subwaIy stop, there are stainless arches for security on the cement wall. The look is reminiscent of deco. I’ll try for a better picture when I’m not jumping on a train.

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