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Here's What Will Be Closed in NYC During the Snowstorm

By DNAinfo Staff | February 9, 2017 10:15am | Updated on March 14, 2017 11:28am

 Residents were digging out their sidewalks and cars in Staten Island after the latest winter storm.
Residents were digging out their sidewalks and cars in Staten Island after the latest winter storm.
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Schools aren't the only things closed for the blizzard Tuesday — as New York City agencies, museums and libraries are also getting a snow day.

With ice, snow and wind hitting the city during Tuesday's storm, the Sanitation Department focused on snow removal. That means alternate side parking has been suspended Tuesday and Wednesday due to snow removal operations. Meters will remain in effect.

The following agencies and institutions were closed Tuesday:


All courts in New York City


New York City public school and after-school programs
All schools run by the Diocese of Brooklyn
The Harlem School of Arts


The city's Parks Department is advising New Yorkers to stay out of parks due to "high winds and low visibility." 

• The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Central Park's visitor centers (Volunteer activities were also canceled.)
• The Lakeside ice skating rink in Prospect Park (Wednesday morning's Stick & Puck and Freestyle sessions have also been canceled.)
Asphalt Green (Manhattan pool and fitness centers remained open)
• Socrates Sculpture Park


• The Queens Zoo
• The Bronx Zoo
• The Central Park Zoo
• The Prospect Park Zoo


All branches of the New York Public Library
All branches of the Brooklyn Public Library
• The Queens Library is keeping all its locations
• All IDNYC enrollment centers at library branches (Information about other individual enrollment centers is available here.)


• The Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
• The MAD Museum, or the Museum of Arts and Design
• The Museum of American Finance
• Both Staten Island Museum locations
• The New York Hall of Science
• The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
• The Metropolitan Museum's three locations: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and the Cloisters
• The Jewish Museum
• The Museum of Jewish Heritage
• The Guggenheim Museum
• The Morgan Library and Museum
Snug Harbor (The museum will start with a delayed opening on Wednesday at 1 p.m.)
• The New-York Historical Society


Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island
One World Observatory at One World Trade Center
• The 92nd Street Y (Its programs, rentals, classes and events were all canceled.)
• The Upper West Side's Symphony Space (The venue's box office with be in touch with ticket holders to provide more information.)
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center
• The School of the American Ballet (This includes classes, performances and rehearsals.)
The Juilliard School (This includes classes, performances and rehearsals.)