News The worst things about snow in NYC By amNY.com staff Updated March 20, 2018 5:32 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Slush puddles, delayed trains, black ice — snow can be the absolute worst. Whether it's a massive snowstorm or just a few inches of fluffy flakes, getting around the city becomes a task in and of itself (don't even get us started on alternate side parking). And just when New Yorkers thought they might be in the clear, leaving behind slushy streets for the greener pastures of spring, another nor'easter showed up to ruin everything. If you were over this storm (and all of the previous ones) before it even began, commiserate with our list of the worst things about snow in NYC. Out of room Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt It's simple: This city is already packed to the gills. Snow, we don't have space for you. Narrow sidewalks are a fast walker's worst nightmare Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton Need to walk through midtown? Pack your patience. Driving / parking Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt See you again one day, Corolla. (God bless alternate side parking suspensions.) Dog walking Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Seriously, pup? You're lucky we love you. Garbage, garbage everywhere Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Moore The wall of garbage, recycling and ice is actually quite impressive at times, in a really gross way. People who don't clean up after their dog Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Talk about adding insult to injury: Not only do you have to go outside in the snow but you also need to be wary of stinky land mines. Umbrella people Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Guys, those things are weapons. Just put on a wool hat and brave the day like the rest of us. Riding the rails Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt 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. Trying to get anywhere Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton Just stay inside. Really. Crowded museums Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton Oh, you thought you'd make the most of a snowy weekend by taking in the latest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History? That's cute. (Hint: Your favorite bar will probably be just as crowded.) Fashion (or lack thereof) Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Moore Load on the layers and forget about looking cute. The sound of shoveling everywhere Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt 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. Slow food delivery Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Don Emmert Snow and slush and ice make that 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. Devoted bicyclists Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert Unless you are delivering food, just stop. Travel Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Oh, you thought you were headed to the Bahamas? Think again! Black ice Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Timothy Clary The photo speaks for itself. Even days after a storm, that black ice can sneak up on you. Slow and steady. No actual snow days Photo Credit: iStock Have a laptop? Will work. Snow days are a myth. #SorryNotSorry Slush Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Moore Ah yes, the melted snow. Our city's streets don't always drain well, leaving behind this cold, dirty slush. Boot up! But look on the bright side... Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Some New Yorkers embrace the snow. We still love you, NYC Photo Credit: Getty Images / Allison Joyce 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. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Surviving winter in NYC: What to do if your heat goes outLandlords are required during heat season to keep buildings at certain temperatures. Your ultimate snow survival guideThe bad weather is coming. Prepare yourself. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.