Accolades to the blizzard of 2016; it lived up to the hype. And our city paused, in awe, while the storm transformed it. As local writer and editor David Dudley wrote so beautifully of the snow in the New York Times: "[G]loriously if briefly, it hides everything else — the plastic grocery bags and mini-marts and dog poop and salt-grimed Toyotas and sundry disorder of modernity. Watching the quotidian American crudscape transform into a fairy-tale kingdom is a legitimate wonder. Name another disaster that leaves the afflicted region more attractive in its wake."