The winter was a cold and snowy one, no doubt about that. We had to laugh, albeit bitterly, about how New Yorkers were dealing with the cold when the temperatures plunged below frozen. But it was also among the prettiest in years, thanks to all that white stuff—as our roundup of icy rivers shows. And boy, did you have fun in the cold, from stripping down for the Polar Plunge (yes, we're wincing at the thought even now) to dressing up for Santacon (double-wince). So check out our highlights of winter in Gotham, then let's take a deep breath and head for spring!
Photograph: Filip Wolak
Mariah Carey performs at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 3, 2014
Photograph: Luciana Golcman
Shoppers observe the annual holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman, December 7, 2014
Photograph: Brett Carlsen
New Yorkers dressed as Santa parade through the streets of Manhattan for Santacon, December 13, 2014