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A man walks down the middle of Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Feb. 1, 2021.
A man walks down the middle of Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, during Monday’s snowstorm.
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PHOTOS: NYC Nor’easter Brings Snow Globe Scenes

For the first time in nearly a year, much of the city was eerily quiet for reasons other than solely the pandemic.

Those hardy enough to brave the elements Monday slogged with sleds into parks, while others enjoyed moments of solitude amid the nor’easter that dumped more than a foot of powder on Central Park by the afternoon.

Our team captured some snowy scenes from around the city:

Central Park was nearly empty while Manhattan was hit by snow, Feb. 1, 2021. Jose Martinez/THE CITY

Central Park had transformed into a winter wonderland by the afternoon.


A parent helps his young ones enjoy a snow day in Fort Greene Park, Feb. 1, 2021. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

A parent pulled his kids out of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.


The MTA was forced to shut down above-ground subway service while a nor-easter dumped more than a foot of snow across the city Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Hasani Gittens/THE CITY

A 7 subway stop in Sunnyside, Queens, took on a ghost-town vibe after the MTA stopped above-ground service during the storm.


Times Square was quieter than usual while the city was blanketed with snow, Feb. 1, 2021. Jose Martinez/THE CITY

Times Square proved a bit more peaceful than usual.


A man runs through Fort Greene Park during a blizzard, Feb. 1, 2021. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

A sturdy soul jogged with a buddy through Fort Greene Park.


There was barely any traffic creeping along Eight Avenue in Manhattan while a major nor’easter walloped the city, Feb. 1, 2021. Jose Martinez/THE CITY

Manhattan thoroughfares drew few vehicles and fewer pedestrians.


Snowmen came to life in Sunnyside’s Noonan Park, Feb. 1, 2021. Heather Schultz

Snow pals sprang to life in Sunnyside’s Noonan Park.


Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

Bundled up in Bedford-Stuyvesant


A couple takes a stroll during a blizzard, Feb. 1, 2021. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

A couple enjoyed a slow walk home.

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