East Siders who can strap on boots have a great opportunity to see the stunning Michelangelo exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art without having to negotiate six people standing between them and the works.
So while the weather outside is frightful, the lack of crushing crowds is delightful. You will not be alone at the Michelangelo exhibit. (Some other people seem to have the same idea.) But the Bomb Cyclone is clearly keeping people away.
Not everything at the Met is open
Let us note that the museum is not running full blast today. The fabulous gift shop, for example, is closed for lack of staffing.
One other thing: Although sturdy East Siders can probably handle the winds, cold and sideways snow (I did), those fearful of slipping or simply less hardy may not want to mush through even a few blocks.
Travel conditions on East Side are not terrible
But the Madison Avenue buses are operating — and there are plenty of seats. Furthermore, one really nice thing about the East Side is that the sidewalks are generally plowed. The stairs leading to the Met’s front doors are likewise being kept clear.
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