The low in New York City was 6 degrees - the lowest it's been in several years around here. And the Bryant Park fountain in mid-town became a frozen treat that attracted photographers and onlookers from all around town.
Here's a close up of the water that's been turned into a delicate curtain of ice formations. It reminded me of my summer of 2009 trip deep into the under ground caverns in Missouri where giant columns of water and mineral formations -100's of years old - hang from the ceilings.
I overheard one woman - who apparently is a longtime New York City resident - say that even she was impressed by the natural beauty of the frozen fountain. She said she's been e-mailing photos of the icy marvel to friends and family all day long.