Essex Street Snowman

Essex Street Snowman Returns for Seasonal Cameo at Corner Bodega

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:11 am

It’s fairly routine at this point. Like the changing of the season, the sun rising in the east, or bitching about city rents, Lower East Siders can expect the Essex Street Snowman after any substantial snowfall. For the eighth winter running – the first appearance was December 2010 – the snow creature returned to the […]

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New Division Street Snowman Challenges Essex Bodega for Area Domination [PHOTOS]

Posted February 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

Until yesterday afternoon, we figured the Essex Street Snowman had given up on the city. Such a mild winter is certainly no hospitable host to the neighborhood’s most popular weather mascot. The blanket of fresh powder that fell was enough for a prompt return. Along with some competition… Employees of the Chinese bodega at the […]

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An Appreciation: 5 Years of the Essex Street Snowman on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted January 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

Here he is, again. Go say hi to the Essex Street Snowman now holding court outside the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal Street. This year’s version of the character is as ambitious as years past. Personified elements include onions for eyes, garbage bag for scarf, carrot for nose, and traffic cone for hat. […]

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Meet LESter, the 7-Foot Snowgirl of Allen Street

Posted January 25, 2016 at 5:18 am

Sorry, Essex Street Snowman, you’ve been deposed. The Blizzard of 2016 (aka Jonas) birthed a new snow creature this year. Behold, “LESter,” the Snowgirl of the Lower East Side. (Note the gender.) She’s approximately seven feet tall, an Aquarius, loves strolls along the Allen Street Mall, and dudes with carrot noses. A discarded Con Edison […]

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The Slow Departure of the Essex Street Snowmen (or, How Spring Showed Its Face)

Posted March 10, 2015 at 9:18 am

The Essex Street Snowman and its younger sibling spent a solid month-and-half living at the corner of Canal Street. But seasons change, and now they must both bid adieux, melt away, and spend the next year in the Arctic. Their sad carcasses are now little but mounds of mush. Until next time. Unless we have […]

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Behold! The Essex Street Snowman Now Has a Twin

Posted January 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

The rather rotund Essex Street Snowman was sprayed with water, causing it to multiply like mogwai. Where there was once one, now two exist… Yes, there are now twin monstrous Essex Street Snowmen at the corner of Canal Street. In a quick change-up, the father-son team at the Chinese bodega created a second snow creature […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Makes its First Appearance of 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Essex Street Snowman made his grand return to the Lower East Side yesterday. Once again, employees of the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal spent much of yesterday afternoon gathering and amassing the gargantuan creature (and spraying water to freeze it in place). By evening, he was ready, at an approximate height of […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Returns!

Posted January 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Yesterday afternoon, the Essex Street Snowman belatedly returned from the dead.

Obituary for the Essex Street Snowman

Posted February 15, 2011 at 6:18 am

A Boogie farewell to the neighborhood icon. What a nice fellow!

Essex Street Snowman Dying

Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

It only took a few consecutive days of 40-degree weather to fell the might Essex Street Snowman.