Volume 79, Number 37 | February 17 - 23, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Ira Blutreich

Villager photos by Robert Kreizel

Snow doubt about it, flakey fun in Tompkins Square
Last Wednesday’s snowstorm was fun for everyone in Tompkins Square Park. This page, clockwise from top: Chloe, 9, with family friend Stephanie Howard made a snow crown; dog run pals Brutus, a Boston Terrier — who looked maybe just a little excited? — and Petunia, a Brussels Griffon, cavorted in the fresh powder; Helen Stratford was cozy in her coat she made out of a white blanket purchased on Orchard St. years ago. (“Back then, it was all fabric stores,” she recalled. “It was a scrap, but it still keeps me really warm.”) Opposite page: Robin Woerner, a student at N.Y.U.’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, sculpted a crowned nymph out of a snowdrift on a water fountain and also a squirrel on a fence. Not pictured, a group of local youths built a 6-foot-tall, standing, male member, distressing some passing parents, but the youths later flattened it.



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