Oh my! http://onlytheblogknowsbrooklyn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Tree-Down-in-Slope-Feb-2010-Snowstorm-1.jpg is a picture of my neighborhood right after a snowstorm last year. Usually, since NYC winters are mild, the snow gets cleared off the streets, then a few days later it melts. But every once in a while we get a winter like this one, with multiple snow storms and no thaw in between. There's nowhere for the snow to go, so when it gets plowed off of the street and shoveled off of the sidewalk it ends up in big piles.