Vintage Photos of Winter In New York

By | November 28, 2016

Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wood share a steamy kiss on a snowy park bench outside New York City's Municipal Building, 1947.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Douglas partakes in a favorite winter pastime as he and his son go sledding, 1942.

A couple wards off the cold by sharing a cigarette under a glowing street lamp in Central Park, 1957.

Rather than brave public transportation on an icy day in New York City, a family heads down Park Avenue via dog sled during the winter, 1947.

Thank goodness snow plows have gotten much more effective since 1943. Driving becomes a team effort after a car gets lodged in almost 7 inches of snow on East 38th Street, 1943.

A doting mother tries to shield her baby from blizzard-like conditions in Central Park during a snowy day, 1964.

The Great Blizzard of 1888 dumped 40-50 inches on New York City and New Jersey. It left behind this giant snow pile in the middle of the Big Apple.

The blizzard of 1983, which hit from Feb. 10-12, dumped so much snow on New York City that cars were stranded on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

A pedestrian jumps over a mound of snow into the streets of New York City during a storm, 1982.

Following a fight with a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn Heights, firemen struggle to free up equipment completely encrusted in ice, 1980.

A freak snowstorm in 1936 leaves passengers stuck in Times Square after a frozen switch brings streetcars to a screeching halt.

It's not winter in the Big Apple without a little ice skating. Bundled up city dwellers line up to hit the 59th Street lake in Central Park during a chilly day in 1936.

A stunning aerial view shows the majestic Manhattan skyline covered in a layer of snow during the winter of 1941.

Orchard Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side becomes a scene of chaos after a heavy snow storm left parts of the city a huge mess in 1926.

Traffic jam! An unexpected blizzard makes for dangerous driving conditions near East 42nd street, where gale-force winds and a foot of snow brings cars and buses to a stop. This photo, shot in 1967, was taken from the Chrysler Building.

A city street becomes an icy tundra as cars try (unsuccessfully) to plough through the snow along Second Avenue in 1947.

Tired of shoveling snow, Sergt. Robert G. Evraets uses a flame thrower to clear a path through the frozen Governors Island.

Chilly pedestrians brave the snow as they hurry home on a cold winter day in 1940.

The World's Fair isn't exactly bustling after a frozen day left the spectacle completely covered in white powder during the winter of 1939.

Old man winter leaves the city's roofs covered with snow following flurries in 1940.

Fifth Avenue is void of its usual crowds of people as shoppers hurry home to get out of a wind-driven snowstorm in 1948.

A blizzard turns Broad Street into a white blur during a cold winter day in 1940.

A light snowfall leaves a fire escape covered in snow -- and everything else on the street for that matter.

A train sits abandoned on the elevated tracks along Third Avenue, brought to an utter standstill by snow, wind and ice.

The normally bright lights of Times Square are dimmed by a blanket of white snow following a storm in 1935.

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