Many decided to weather the storm in their homes, many of which lack heat and power.
The first snowfall of the year came as part of a nor'easter that hit New York on Wednesday.
Tips to prepare your family and home for the nor'easter, which is expected to hit the city Wednesday.
The city relocated nearly 20,000 students from 42 damaged schools into new buildings.
A major storm will bring wind, rain and snow to the city Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.
Residents in Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods have been using their stoves to keep warm.
Downtown businesses are rushing to restock empty shelves as many still lack refrigerated products.
Rain, wind and possibly snow could strike New York starting next Wednesday, forecasters said.
More than a foot of snow could slam the city Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon, meteorologists said.
Rain is expected to begin Thursday afternoon in Manhattan with high winds forecast for early morning Friday.
Storm-driven flood waters could devastate parts of lower Manhattan in a severe enough hurricane, experts said.
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