NYC Parks Throw “Snow Day” For Residents
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 | Written by Corporate Suites Staff
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.