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See photos of NYC in snowstorms through the decades

Winter is coming…but, hey, we’ve seen worse. Take a look at some of the biggest blizzards to hit the city over the past century.

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Winter is quickly approaching and many restaurants, stores, venues and even the subway are facing possible closures once the snow hits. While trying to commute during a snowstorm is almost as fun as those rain-related annoyances we love so much, the city can be a remarkable sight afterwards, as these classic photos from the late 1800s onwards show. Let’s be honest—whether it’s in the snow, the rain, or even the fog, NYC always looks amazing.

Photograph: Courtesy NYHS/Hegger

Mar 13, 1888: Looking west on 11th Street from Waverly Place.

Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

Feb 13, 1899: A snowy street in Harlem.

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Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

Circa 1900: Dumping snow into the river after a blizzard.

Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

Circa 1900: Dumping snow into the river after a blizzard.

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Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1910: Horse-drawn wagons and trucks probably delivering goods to market, after a NYC snowstorm.

Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1917: Snowbound automobiles.

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Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

Circa 1920: The East Side of New York City during a snowstorm.

Photograph: Courtesy NOAA's National Weather Service Collection

Feb 10, 1969: A New Yorker struggles to walk through Manhattan during the blizzard.

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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano

Feb 1977: Boro Park

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano

Dec 1978: Boro Park

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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano

1983: Boro Park

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Aka Hige

Feb 2003: Astoria

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Photograph: Courtesy Cteative Commons/Flickr/fiatluxe

Feb 2006: All white, all right.

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Sarah Ackerman

Feb 2010: A rooftop view of the storm.

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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Axel Taferner

Feb 2010: Cars buried in the aftermath.

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Jim Crossley

Feb 2010: Phone's out.

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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano

Feb 2010: Bay Ridge under a blanket of snow.

Photograph: Courtesy Creatve Commons/Flickr/Dan Nguyen

Jan 2011: Call Mr. Plow…

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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Anthony Catalano

Jan 2011: Bay Ridge

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Dan Nguyen

Jan 2013: What blizzard? Nothing stops New Yorkers!

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