Wednesday, November 27, 2019

After the Season's First Snowstorm, a Walk Through the Neighborhood

In much of Minnesota we're experiencing our first major snowstorm of the snow season of 2019-20. Here in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, 8 inches of snow has fallen since 9:00 o'clock last night. A second storm, comprised of a possible rain-snow-ice mix, is forecast for Friday evening through Sunday.

Earlier today I took a walk through my neighborhood, which is the Seward neighborhood of south Minneapolis, and took the following photographs.

For the story behind the sign above at left, click here.

Notes Wikipedia:

The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., is geographically southeast of downtown, consisting of the land bordered by Hiawatha Avenue to the west, Minneapolis Midtown Greenway (between E. 27th St. and E. 28th St.) to the south, the Mississippi River to the east, and Interstate 94 to the north. Seward's bordering neighborhoods are Cooper to the Southeast, Longfellow to the South, East Phillips to the Southwest, Ventura Village to the West, Cedar-Riverside to the North, and Prospect Park/East River Road across the Mississippi River to the East. It is one of the neighborhoods that is part of the larger Longfellow community. Seward was named after former New York senator, governor, and US Secretary of State William H. Seward.

The neighborhood includes a number of local (and lively) businesses along Franklin Avenue including Zipps Liquors, Nomadic Oasis Barber Lounge, Steady Tattoo and Body Piercing, Soberfish Restaurant, and two cooperatives, Seward Co-op (a grocery store) and Seward Community Cafe. The neighborhood is also home to the Milwaukee Avenue Historic District, Northern Clay Center, ArtiCulture and The Playwrights' Center.

Related Off-site Links:
Even Bigger Storm Slams Minnesota This Weekend: Record-breaking Storm Heads for Minnesota Friday – Paul Huttner (MPR News, November 27, 2019).
“Bomb Cyclone” Whips Through the West as Winter Storms Snarl Thanksgiving Travel – Colin Dwyer (NPR News, November 27, 2019).
Thanksgiving Storms Dump Snow on Much of the US – and It Isn't Over Yet – Doug Stanglin (USA Today, November 28, 2019).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Just in Time for Winter
Finn's View of November's “Deepening Cold”
Winter Arrives! (2009)
First Snowfall (2010)
Winter Storm (2012)
A Winter Walk Along Minnehaha Creek (2013)
Winter's Return (2014)
Winter Storm (2016)
Autumn Snow (2017)
Winter Beauty (2017)
Winter . . . Within and Beyond (2017)
December's Snowy Start (2018)
Winter . . . Within and Beyond (2019)
Winter of Content

Image: Michael J. Bayly (Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN).

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