I spent the day roaming around NYC because I hate being warm and dry. So here’s what the city looks like during an epic blizzard:

NYC officially issued a travel ban at 2:30pm, which banned all vehicles except for emergency vehicles.

A nearly deserted Park Ave South. I took this about 10 minutes before the travel ban. At this point, there were only a few errant cars scrambling to get to their destinations.

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Blizzard of the Century. Still wearing shorts. Not a single fuck was given that day! None.

I’m not sure who to feel bad for; the poor bastard who has to excavate his car tomorrow morning, or the guy who had to clear the sidewalk all day long.

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The abandoned streets are just eerie.

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Grand Central Station weathering the storm.

For serious, this is 42nd street outside Grand Central, and save for a few police cars in the distance, the streets are deserted. Creepy!

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New York Public Library.

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Lion turned Snow Leopard.

A view through the treetops. You can barely make out the enormous buildings just a block away.

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Unfortunately, this little shop in Bryant Park was closed, so no hot chocolate for me. :(

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Despite the storm, Times Square was still PACKED.

And the blinding billboards were the only thing capable of cutting through the dense storm!

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The NYPD lined up and at the ready. Those guys didn’t get a spare moment all day.

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Then there’s this poor bastard who got stuck. Fortunately, a nice group of British tourists helped him break free! I did my part shortly after, helping to push a Crown Vic taxi free!

Finally made it to Columbus Circle and the start of Central Park!

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Dog sledding: you’re doing it wrong.

These children invented the coolest sledding concept I’ve ever seen: if you make it to the bottom, you fly through a cloud of fleeing birds! It’s like confetti!

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Tons of people taking shelter from the snow and wind beneath the Bethesda Arcade.

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Then there’s these guys who converted the staircase of Bethesda Terrace into a terrain park!

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While their friends take shelter beneath Bethesda Fountain!

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Even the statues are bundled up in a blanket trying to stay warm!

The Dairy/Visitors’ Center is one of the coolest things in Central Park.

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That crowd at the end is feeding the birds.

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These are birds.

Probably my favorite photo. It’s a Prius in case you were wondering.

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The Central Park Zoo, and an ironic sign advertising their new movie Ice Age 4D!

See that cave? See that Sea Lion in the middle? He loves the snow! Probably.

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And by this point, the streets are just enormous sidewalks. The only vehicles still driving around are emergency vehicles.

This is Fifth Ave, completely deserted of cars.

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A HUGE gust of wind blew in and pretty much turned the Apple Store invisible.

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And one parting shot of the NY Public Library as the sun goes down (at 4pm, because whiteout blizzard).