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Look | The Year's First Snowstorm

Saturday, January 21, 2012

After an unusually balmy early winter, New York City and much of the Northeast received its first snowstorm of the year. While many were out clearing sidewalks and cars, others took the opportunity to enjoy some winter fun. 

The National Weather Service predicted 4 to 6 inches would fall in the city before the quick-moving storm moves out to sea overnight.

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A woman uses cross country skis in the morning snow along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on January 21, 2012.
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A man and child walk up a hill with a sled through the morning snow.
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Central Park blanketed with snow.
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Man's best friend enjoys a romp in the snow.
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The snow didn't stop runners from participating in a half marathon in Central Park.
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A runner covered in snow and ice.
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A delivery man crosses Third Avenue on the east side of Manhattan January 21, 2012 during the first snow storm of the year in New York.
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The snow didn't stop tourists visiting Wall Street.
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Statue of George Washington at Federal Hall Memorial.
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People playing snow frisbee in Prospect Park.
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It's this type of weather that makes indoor parking attractive.
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Kids have fun in the snow at a Lower East Side park.
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The Emery family goes sledding with dog Cola early Saturday in Yonkers, NY.
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The snow's not stopping mail delivery.

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