A week ago I showed this photo of a car in this post completely buried under snow on a street in Brooklyn, New York, in January after snowstorms that we had here this winter.
This view is from the front of the car...
.....and this is from the rear of the car.
Quite a few readers asked me to follow up and see what happens to thsi car as the winter progresses. Quite a few readers were also wondering if the owner of this car was being ticketed, as they knew that most areas of New York City has "alternate side of the street" parking laws to allow street sweeper vehicles to come along and clean the streets. This area of Brooklyn is very residential and does not have those laws, as the homeowners themselves are required to clean the streets in front of their homes. Plus, even if the laws were in effect, they were suspended many weeks by the city because of all the snow deposits along the curbs. They were reinstated this week and I heard that the city did write many tickets on Monday for cars that were not moved.
I went back to this neighborhood yesterday and after a few days of rain and slightly warmer days this is the same car. The view from the front shows a small portion of the roof and door is exposed but the view from the back shows......
....much more of the car is exposed! (I blurred the license plate to preserve the identity of the owner.)
What surprised me was that this was not the only car in this condition! As I drove around a few blocks in this same neighborhood I came across more buried cars......
I'm calling them "carsicles"!
You can see from this photo how much snow remains on the streets, even though New York City has not had a significant snow storm in the past few weeks.
This pile of snow that was surrounding a car even contained a discarded Christmas tree that the department of sanitation has not yet picked up!
A lot of wind blown garbage has also begun to collect in the hardened, icy, snow piles.
Another street piled with snow!
The leftover snow is not a pretty sight and it has been a major inconvienience for many this winter. My guess is that most of the owners of these cars have been using mass transit to get to work and do shopping, etc. Their carsicles have not been useful to them since the big blizzard that occured the day after Christmas!
When spring thaw finally comes to Brooklyn it will be a welcome sight and much clean up will be needed. This is certainly turning into a winter we will not soon forget!