Our holiday travels were put a little behind schedule due to weather in the NE. We were in NYC shooting a new ad for Subaru and Ad Asia. We needed a snow free environment, but meteorology was not on our side and it snowed like crazy. While the snow on the ground didn't work for the Subaru shoot, it made for some very pretty scouting shots in the Hudson Valley.
There are parts of New York City which are usually overrun with people (actually that would be most parts of the city at most times of the day). It's rare to see any part of the city when it's a complete ghost town with not a soul in sight. I woke up early one stormy morning and went to the High Line in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Due to both the early hour and the ominous weather, the place was deserted. Although I even love the High Line when it is packed with locals and tourists and the occasional celebrity (I'm looking at you Ethan Hawk); seeing it empty and silent and almost solemn is a unique way to experience it. And I recommend it.