The Winter That Was

It may officially be spring, but don’t let that fool you: Another, yes another, major East Coast storm is about to strike. So in honor of one of the hardest winters in recent memory, we look back at the winter that was… and maybe still is.

 

Video: A Young Curler Teaches and Dreams of Gold

Curling can be a mystery to many Olympics-watchers. But for Will Pryor, it’s a way of life.

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Video: Septuagenarian Speed Skater Hits the Ice

Bill Stone is a 77-year-old speed skater who has been taking to the ice in Queens for the past 20 years.

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Video: Never Too Cold for a Polar Bear Swim

The Polar Bear Club takes to the beaches of Coney Island.

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Taxi Drivers Pushing for Snow Removal Law

A 2009 bill requiring drivers to remove snow and ice within three hours after a snowfall gets new attention.

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Video: Girls in Goal

Central Park’s Lasker Rink is home to one of the country’s fastest growing sports, girls’ hockey.

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When the Slush Hits the Sewers

How snow melts are contributing to pollution of the city waterway.

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Snow Gives Florists Valentine Headaches

Flower shops still manage to get orders in, with delays, but owners say it could have been worse.

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New Yorkers Blast School Decision

Schools stayed open—and a storm of criticism erupted.

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Four Tips to Keep Cars Safe in Snow

Mechanics offer four tips to help keep cars running smoothly after heavy snowfall.

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Tourists Shy Away from Buggy Rides in the Cold

Business drops for Central Park horse carriage drivers when the temperature plunges.

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These Pooch Boots Are Made for Walking

Salt is a problem for dogs. Boots and wax—or simple washing—can help.

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