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

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

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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 corner of Canal Street – its steward – were spotted yesterday assembling the rotund snowman. As in years past, cardboard boxes are inserted to help build higher (and sturdier).

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But this year, the folks from Forgtmenot around the corner fashioned a snowman of their own. Similar build, different outcome. This guy is apparently named Kurt and carries his own surfboard. Snow’s up?

Meanwhile, the Essex Street Snowman has been an annual tradition (nay, marketing stunt) for more than six years already. Indeed, the first iteration of the sculpture appeared back in December 2010, admittedly with a much smaller footprint. As the seasons and storms turned, the humanized hump grew in height and girth.

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