The morning after the biggest snowstorm of the season thus far, Pilgrim Hill in Central Park was full of happy children of all ages looking to take their sleds for a swift ride down the powdery ridge.
Saturday’s storm dropped more than 8 inches of the white stuff in Central Park, though eastern areas of the city saw totals at or exceeding a foot. Sanitation Department crews worked around the clock to plow and salt streets around the Five Boroughs, keeping “the city that never sleeps” running safe and sound.
But with sun shining on an otherwise ordinary Sunday, it was time for youngsters to break out their sleds and venture out for some winter fun.
Sunday was likely the best and only chance for sledders to enjoy the new snowfall. Temperatures are expected to get above freezing Monday and rise up into the mid-40s with rain by the middle of the week, according to the National Weather Service.