For the most enterprising and inventive New Yorkers, the precipitation offered a wealth of building material.
As we expected, they constructed sculptures and structures way more impressive than your average three-snowball snowmen.
Someone in Central Park was inspired by Lisa Frank
Over in Prospect Park, the snowfall sparked a very literal interpretation
This snow Totoro wins the award for cutest snow creature
Is it a bear? A cat? You be the judge
Spotted: the work of a snow Michelangelo
Why build your snowman standing upright when you make him do a handstand?
Someone obviously re-watched "George of the Jungle" while snowbound
"Watch out for that tree!"
Naturally, there were a number of impressive shelters erected
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This "pre-war igloo" is a steal.
But tiki torches are a nice touch, too
Among the perks of igloo-life: built-in refrigeration
Of course, not all snow constructions were as welcoming as others
And some were just downright disappointing
New York, you're better than this.