With heavy snow expected to ruin the first day of spring in NYC, it might be hard to imagine this oppressive winter ever relenting. But it'll get better New York, we promise. Circle of Life, and all that. We can do this.
Cinematographer Richard Patterson has created a video (embedded below) showing our city thaw into the glorious summer days ahead -- think fountains flowing, dining outside in the sun, laying out on the lush, green Great Lawn. It's got us crying bittersweet tears of longing.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is looking forward to eating lunch in Bryant Park and running along the West Side Highway with his boyfriend this summer. Send news tips to him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.