2015: A Snowy Winter in Audubon Park

More snow fell today in the Audubon Park Historic District, but the six inches or so was a  mere drop compared to the “white hurricane” of 2010 or the blizzard in 1843, when Victor Audubon wrote his father that Minnie’s Land “had the seventh snowstorm of the season . . . up 4 feet deep in many places – The wind blew so hard it carried off the roof of the Catholic church at Haarlem!” In lower Manhattan “the streets in some places filled with snow 3 and 4 feet deep – so that they have cut passages to cross at in some instances.”