Nor’easter Buries Crown Heights Under Blanket of Snow

Photos: David Katash, Eitan Haioun

Residents and guests in Crown Heights braved deep snowbanks and slushy streets to brave their way to shul Shabbos morning, as a late night snowstorm continued into the day hours, leaving inches of snow wherever the eye could see.

Photos: David Katash, Eitan Haioun

Residents and guests in Crown Heights braved deep snowbanks and slushy streets to brave their way to shul Shabbos morning, as a late night snowstorm continued into the day hours, leaving inches of snow wherever the eye could see.

Much of the East Coast was covered with a thick blanket of snow over Shabbos, with several areas reporting record snowfall totals, and thousands of flights canceled from out of the airports serving New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul advised people to stay home as the storm lingered longer than expected, and she warned of below-zero windchills after it passes. The state had declared a state of emergency Friday evening.

“This is a very serious storm, very serious. We’ve been preparing for this. This could be life-threatening,” Hochul said. “It’s high winds, heavy snow, blizzard conditions — all the elements of a classic nor’easter.”

In Brooklyn, Mayor Eric Adams spent the day shoveling and he made a promise to visit all five boroughs to determine their needs during this storm, even saluting the city’s hardworking sanitation workers. He says he wanted to make sure the city was open.

At the conclusion of the storm, New York City was far from setting all-time records but still saw significant snowfall, with at least 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) in New York’s Central Park.

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