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What's Closing and Canceled on the Upper West Side Due to the Blizzard

By Emily Frost | January 26, 2015 2:37pm | Updated on January 26, 2015 3:46pm
 We're keeping tabs on what's open and what's not during the storm. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — With up to 2 feet of snow forecast to blanket the city starting Monday, every place from Central Park to Whole Foods is bracing for what the mayor warned could by the biggest snowstorm in New York City history.

DNAinfo New York will be regularly updating a list of what's closed, canceled and operating as usual on the Upper West Side. 

For more information about how to prepare and what to expect, check our guide. 

Central Park and Riverside Park

All New York City Parks will be closed as of 6 p.m. Monday. The Parks Department is advising that people stay out of the parks because wet, heavy snow could cause branches to fall. They're asking people to steer clear until Wednesday morning, after the storm is expected to taper off and workers can assess the conditions. 

Hardware Stores

Beacon Hardware, on Amsterdam Avenue between West 77th and 78th streets, is selling salt, several kinds of shovels, flashlights and ice scrapers, among other supplies. It's planning to stay open until its usual 6 p.m. closing time throughout the storm, said co-owner Bruce Stark.

Supreme Hardware and Supply at West 73rd Street on Columbus Avenue was expecting to close early, at about 5 p.m., but said it will have shovels and salt available. 

Click here for a larger list of local hardware stores.


► All JCC Manhattan after-school programs are canceled. Classes and swim classes are also canceled. For a full list, go here. The building is also closing at 9 p.m. Monday. 

► Columbia University and Barnard have canceled classes starting at 3 p.m., and all classes are canceled at both schools Tuesday. Public schools will be closed citywide Tuesday.

► Community Board 7's Parks and Environment Committee Monday night meeting is canceled. 

► The 20th Precinct's monthly meeting is canceled Monday night. 

► All YMCA after-school programs are canceled and all YMCA locations will close at 6 p.m. Monday. All facilities and programs are canceled Tuesday.

► The New-York Historical Society will be closed Tuesday. 

► Symphony Space is closed Monday and Tuesday. Ticket holders will get a special notification. 

► The Children's Museum of Manhattan will be closed Tuesday. 

►The American Museum of Natural History will be closed Tuesday. 

► The Community Education Council's Zoning Committee meeting, set for Tuesday night, is postponed until Feb. 3. Tuesday night's Inclusive Playground Task Force meeting will be canceled. 

To Be Determined

► Whole Foods: As of mid-morning, employees at both the West 97th Street and Columbus Circle stores said they were still deciding whether or not to close early. The store is typically open until 11 p.m. 

► Trader Joe's said it would keep its regular hours, but said that could change.

► The Gertrude Ederle Center will stay open until 9 p.m. as usual but that could change, an employee said. 

► Fairway Market is expected to be open during its usual hours Monday but that could change. 

Business as Usual

► New York Sports Club: Neighborhood gyms are keeping their typical hours.  

► Equinox: All three Upper West Side locations are open until 11 p.m., as usual. 

► Zabar's staff said it will not close early and will stay open until 7:30 p.m., as usual.