New Yorkers took their gear out to a snow-covered Prospect Park in Brooklyn on December 17, after a night of heavy snowfall in the tri-state region.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said 6.5 inches of snow and sleet were recorded by midnight in Central Park, more than the 4.8-inch total for all of the 2019-2020 winter season.
Local news reports said there would be no snow day for schoolchildren as New York City announced that school buildings would close, but students were expected to attend virtual classes on Thursday.
Footage filmed by Storyful journalist Samuel Oakford shows locals making the most out of the snow and sledding in the park. Credit: Samuel Oakford via Storyful