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This is what NYC looked like 20 years ago today

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Twenty years ago today, New Yorkers woke up to find over 20 inches of snow blanketing the city. It was the fourth-largest snowfall ever recorded in NYC since records began in 1869. As a result of the blizzard, schools were shut down, traffic was suspended in Midtown and buses and subways were severely impacted.

Also, people just started skiing to work. Below, check out an Eyewitness News report from the morning after the storm to see Tim Minton interview an extremely chipper skier on the Upper West Side. The mayor may have banned traffic in Midtown but he would not, I repeat, NOT stop this cross-country commuter. 

Below you can see two news reports during the blizzard, including footage of the intense storm while it was happening. (Also featured? An extremely young and dreamy Sam Champion.)

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