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Uptown Videographer Shoots Ode to Snowy Inwood

By Nigel Chiwaya | February 19, 2014 9:43am
Uptown: Frosted
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Rich Herrera

INWOOD — An uptown videographer has embraced the snowy winter with a video showcasing scenes of frozen Inwood.

"Uptown Frosted," by Inwood resident Rich Herrera, shows the neighborhood during the snowstorm of Feb. 5, which dumped four inches.

The two-minute video set to meditative music opens with a quote from John Steinbeck: "What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?"

The video then shows snowy, desolate scenes of the the 207th Street A train station, Inwood Hill Park and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

While many uptowers are wishing for the snow to vanish, Herrera, a 12-year resident of the neighborhood, said he basks in it.

"I'm a fan of the snow," Herrera, 42, said.

"I know it’s tedious for a lot of people, but for me I enjoy it. The way the city quiets down. Everyone has to slow down. I love it." 

Herrera, who filmed a 10-minute tribute to Inwood two years ago, said he will release a longer version of "Uptown Frosted" on his Vimeo page later this week.