I have been photographing New York City during snowstorms at night for the past 5 years. When it comes to experiencing New York City in the snow, I relish the challenge. The more gusty and snowy the storm, the more of a chance that I will be out in it traipsing around New York City with my cameras in tow.
When I heard that the MTA was suspending all transit service (and most vehicles) at 11 pm, I made the decision to take the train up to the Upper East Side prior to 11 pm to deposit myself up there with the intention of walking from the Upper East Side to Times Square and then walking the several miles back to my apartment on the Lower East Side.
The streets were eerily empty.
Since there was a ban on all vehicles aside from snow plows and emergency services, there were practically no cars at all on the streets.
Even taxis were banned from the streets!
I walked in the middle of avenues and streets that are usually teeming with cars.
There were a few intrepid explorers out and about on bicycles and on foot…
And when I finally made it back to my neighborhood, an empty Houston Street greeted me…
There aren’t many nights like this in New York City.
* All photos taken with my Sony A7II.
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