Snowmen, Snowpigs, and a Magical Sunset as Winter Storm Leaves New York City

New Yorkers were treated to a dazzling sunset on Sunday evening, February 7, after a winter storm that brought heavy snowfall through the morning and early afternoon gave way to clear and colorful skies.

By a snow-covered baseball diamond in north Brooklyn’s McCarren Park, families were out building snowmen and, evidently, snowpigs, as soon as the storm cleared.

Similar scenes were found at the nearby WNYC Transmitter Park, next to the East River, where dog walkers and young sledders took in the last few minutes of the daylight with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

According to snow totals released by the National Weather Service at 5.15 pm, three to four inches of snow fell in parts of Brooklyn through the day, while six and a half inches was reported at John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens – the highest level reported from within the city’s five boroughs. Credit: Rob McDonagh via Storyful