The worst things about snow in NYC
The first snowfall of each winter is exciting and beautiful and so Instagrammable.
But then it snows again...and again...and again.
Brace yourself for the worst things about snow in NYC.
Out of room
It's simple: This city is already packed to the gills. Snow, we don't have space for you. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
Driving / parking
See you again one day, Corolla. (God bless alternate side parking suspensions.) (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
Seriously, pup? You're lucky we love you. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
Garbage, garbage everywhere
The wall of garbage, recycling and ice is actually quite impressive at times, in a really gross way. (Credit: Getty Images / John Moore)
Guys, those things are weapons. Just put on a wool hat and brave the day like the rest of us. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
Riding the rails
On one hand, we're lucky: Hop on mass transit and avoid driving in bad weather. On the other hand, getting to the train can be a treacherous journey. And then you get to share a subway car with 190 other bundled and winter-weary New Yorkers. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
Trying to get anywhere
Just stay inside. Really. (Credit: chrisschoenbohm via Flickr)
Fashion (or lack thereof)
Load on the layers and forget about looking cute. (Credit: Getty Images / John Moore)
The sound of shoveling everywhere
The sound of plastic and metal scraping on the sidewalk is oh so much worse than the honking and traffic noises New Yorkers are used to. Shoveling is an ongoing project during and after a snowstorm and the sounds are just oh so terrible. (Credit: ryanlafemme via Flickr )
Slow food delivery
Snow and slush and ice and everything make that Seamless sushi order take twice as long as predicted. Plus, the right thing to do is tip generously in bad weather, so it's going to be even more expensive for your slow, slow takeout. (Credit: ejpphot via Flickr )
Oh, you thought you were headed to the Bahamas? Think again! (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
The photo speaks for itself. Even days after a storm, that black ice can sneak up on ya. Slow and steady. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy Clary)
No actual snow days
Have a laptop? Will work. Snow days are a myth. #SorryNotSorry (Credit: iStock )
Ah yes, the melted snow. Our city's streets don't always drain well, leaving behind this cold, dirty slush. Boot up! (Credit: Getty Images / John Moore)
But look on the bright side...
Some New Yorkers embrace the snow. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
We still love you, NYC
We know there is a beautiful spring at the end of the tunnel. Plus, this is giving us plenty of practice complaining about weather before a disgustingly hot summer. (Credit: Getty Images / Allison Joyce)