Look | The Year's First Snowstorm

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.

A woman uses cross country skis in the morning snow along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on January 21, 2012.
A woman uses cross country skis in the morning snow along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on January 21, 2012. ( Spencer Platt )
A man and child walk up a hill with a sled through the morning snow.
A man and child walk up a hill with a sled through the morning snow. ( Spencer Platt )
Central Park blanketed with snow.
Central Park blanketed with snow. ( Caitlyn Kim )
Man's best friend enjoys a romp in the snow.
Man's best friend enjoys a romp in the snow. ( Caitlyn Kim )
The snow didn't stop runners from participating in a half marathon in Central Park.
The snow didn't stop runners from participating in a half marathon in Central Park. ( Caitlyn Kim )
A runner covered in snow and ice.
A runner covered in snow and ice. ( Caitlyn Kim )
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.
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. ( Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images )
The snow didn't stop tourists visiting Wall Street.
The snow didn't stop tourists visiting Wall Street. ( Brigid Bergin )
Statue of George Washington at Federal Hall Memorial.
Statue of George Washington at Federal Hall Memorial. ( Brigid Bergin )
People playing snow frisbee in Prospect Park.
People playing snow frisbee in Prospect Park. ( Jody Avirgan )
It's this type of weather that makes indoor parking attractive.
It's this type of weather that makes indoor parking attractive. ( Ilya Marritz )
Kids have fun in the snow at a Lower East Side park.
Kids have fun in the snow at a Lower East Side park. ( Brigid Bergin )
The Emery family goes sledding with dog Cola early Saturday in Yonkers, NY.
The Emery family goes sledding with dog Cola early Saturday in Yonkers, NY. ( Amy Pearl )
The snow's not stopping mail delivery.
The snow's not stopping mail delivery. ( Amy Pearl )
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