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Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out
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Two bikes and a basketful of snow

New York City lucked out with only 8 to 11 inches of snow, but the wind caused it to pile up in drifts, making it more difficult to trudge through the relentless white. Nevertheless, buses were up and running by noon, the Greenmarket at Union Square was doing business with a fraction of its usual booths, and a carnival atmosphere prevailed downtown as Villagers and East Villagers dug out their cars and bikes, and generally wandered around ogling the accumulated precip. Here are some photos taken around noon.

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Donning their head-to-toe snow outfits, kids had a blast.

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Sixth Avenue was pleasantly light on traffic for a Saturday.

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Shoveling out could be back-breaking work.

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Taking the easy way out

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

At the Standard Hotel ice rink, the human Zamboni

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Beleaguered cars and trees in the West Village

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Just in time for Valentine's Day, icicles decorate a fetishwear store on Seventh Avenue South.

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

At Union Square General Washington wonders, which way to Valley Forge?

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

The blizzard created amusing sculptures.

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

Hemmed in by white

Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

O to be a white dog in the snow!


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