Wet sloppy snow covered the neighborhood after a snowstorm Sunday night and Monday morning, and some local photographers snapped lots of photos.

The following four shots are from Peggy Taylor in Central Park (click on the third and fourth ones to enlarge them):

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Photo by Caroline Tarnok at 76th and West End:

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Napping cars on West 87th street. Photo by Sondra Rapoport:

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Photo by Kara Glover Billhardt of tree workers in Central Park:

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Photo of a closed Central Park playground by Sandy Emma:

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For the record, here’s what Holden Caulfield said about Central Park ducks in winter:

“I didn’t want to start an argument. “Okay,” I said. Then I thought of something, all of a sudden. “Hey, listen,” I said. “You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know, by any chance?” I realized it was only one chance in a million.

He turned around and looked at me like I was a madman. “What’re ya tryna do, bud?” he said. “Kid me?”

“No—I was just interested, that’s all.”

He didn’t say anything more, so I didn’t either. Until we came out of the park at Ninetieth Street. Then he said, “All right, buddy. Where to?”…

The ducks. Do you know, by any chance? I mean does somebody come around in a truck or something and take them away, or do they fly away by themselves – go south or something?”

Old Horwitz turned all the way around and looked at me. He was a very impatient-type guy. He wasn’t a bad guy, though.

“How the hell should I know?” he said.

“How the hell should I know a stupid thing like that?”

Thanks to everyone who sent their shots!

ART, OUTDOORS | 2 comments | permalink
    1. Martha says:

      I’m grateful to these photographers and to the West Side Rag. The ducks in Central Park? I forwarded this feature to former English teacher colleagues, all of whom have been touched by Holden Caulfield’s concerns.

      Thank you.

    2. Nancy says:

      Gorgeous photo by Tarnok! Thanks.