Although some areas of Long Island and Connecticut were pounded by Winter Storm Luna and left under a foot of snow, the effect was much milder in Manhattan – where several inches of fluffy powder didn’t cause much trouble for those traveling to their office space in New York City . Instead, Manhattan was treated to a winter wonderland – with the Parks Department lending some help to make the winter fun experience complete.
“At first, it started out as a giant mountain of snow”, said James Lederer-Michaels to the Central NY news network of Syracuse . “Then, we just made a giant hole, and then some walls, and other kids helped.” James is one of many city residents – both young and old – that descended on the city’s parks to enjoy the best snow of the season, embracing the crisp winter air for snowball fights, sledding and games in the snow. Winter Storm Luna was the first major snow acclimation of 2013. For those trying to keep warm, the Department of Parks and Recreation provided free hot chocolate to parents, children and parkgoers. They reported little to no damage in the parks due to the storm – stray branches cleaned quickly. Within city limits, the MTA subways operated on a normal schedule. Some LIRR and MetroNorth services experienced delays which were quickly resolved by hard-working teams – after handling Hurricane Sandy, a bit of snow wasn’t a challenge for the transit teams.
Temperatures are expected to rise in time for the work week, and spring is fast approaching. But for the next few weeks, winter fun is still a priority – right outside the Corporate Suites office space center at 275 Madison Avenue, city residents and visitors are still enjoying the ice skating in Bryant Park, and further north, Central Park still has plenty of scenic winter views, waiting to be enjoyed.