wintertime

#chinatownsnowman

Getting off at my usual stop at E Broadway on Canal and Essex Street, I passed by a father and son working on piling snow into a bordered off square shape. The "big" snow storm had just passed so there was plenty of fresh snow on the ground. I snapped some photos and went along my way, assuming they were just getting snow off the sidewalk for pedestrians around their storefront. On my way back to the subway station I saw that the snow pile had transformed into a snow man!  After posting a photo of the snowman on instagram, another instagrammer informed me that the father son duo build snowmen as often as it snows! Its a tradition they keep which the neighborhood gets to enjoy! For more pictures of their snowmen, past and present just search the hashtag #chinatownsnowman. Last photo courtesy of Joseph Pinlac @istillheartnewyork.