Around this time last year, many in the northeast United States were still digging out their cars from pounds of snow left behind by a turbulent January 2011. In 2012, mid-February is t-shirt weather as New Yorkers are lounging in 60-degree temperatures and a gentle breeze to boot. In search of those still clinging to the best of what winter has to offer (read: ice skating), BTR’s Lauren Hawker hit streets of Manhattan to bring you these candid photographs:
While some still don winter jackets, others are dressing for a warmer climate in midtown Manhattan.
As the mid-day fog clears from the corners of Central Park, city residents have little use for sweatshirts…
… But the demand for acoustic trios obviously increases.
A crew of professionals near Rockefeller Center sport rolled up sleeves to compensate for spring-like conditions.
Skaters in the ice rink at Rockefeller do their best to enjoy whatever the winter has left to offer.
Spring fashions make their way downtown.
Meanwhile at CITI Pond skating rink at Bryant Park, skaters are dressed in t-shirts and single layers.
Loungers bask in the sun near Madison Square Park.
All Photos by Lauren Hawker.