We’ve been pummeled by snow showers here in New York City the past couple of days. The thick blanket of fresh accumulated powder re-casts the cityscape in a new and softer light (at least for a day or so until it soils and starts melting into an aggravating slush). The graffiti-covered wholesale delivery trucks that are ubiquitous in Chinatown stand out in starker contrast in the context of the whitened landscape.