There's actually a little set of these I shot the other day which happened to respond well to a "Stieglizt New York" feeling. The falling snow reduces actual contrast in the scenes dramatically. If you push the contrast out to the traditional b&w range, you get - to my eye - a rather weird looking result. Also the images are quite soft, which doesn't play well with the high contrast renditions either.
I tried to maintain the 'early evening, falling snow' feeling in my handling of tones, and it's more successful, I think, in the other ones.
This one, I posted here because I felt there were enough interesting and ambiguous elements positioned in the frame to make it worth looking at apart from being a documentary scene. The fellow approaching is a local character who always dresses in a very early 20th century european style. It's perhaps not obvious, but I hope there's a little sense of 'what's with that guy?' preserved here. Also, what's with the sidewalk? I don't know even now why some parts were snow covered and others were not.
Thanks for the comments, all! As always, I appreciate them all, and ponder them with at least some care!