Snow on birches on Kissena Boulevard.
The Chinese in Flushing always have their umbrellas handy. Women use them as sun screens in summer, and both men and women had them out this afternoon to fight off the snow.
Strong winds paint the north side of trees.
Partly shoveled sidewalk on Colden Street.
The city’s sanitation workers attack the snow from the get-go. In the big storm of 2011 Mayor Bloomberg was roundly criticized for delays in snow clearance. De Blasio wants to avoid a similar such scenario.
Last bus. Public transit was shut down Monday at 11pm, by which time all non-emergency vehicles were supposed to be off the roads as well.