While temperatures stayed in the single digits again Wednesday morning, many New Yorkers warmed up to the promise of warmer temperatures in the coming days. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report.
Cold is a relative term. And though it felt like below zero early Wednesday morning in Park Slope, Brooklyn the verdict was clear.
"It's not as bad as yesterday. I can bear with it," said one passerby.
"It's not as cold as it was yesterday," said another passerby.
"What do you mean cold? This is New York it's always cold here in the winter. We tough," said a third passerby.
Even though Tuesday was worse, the Wednesday morning mercury barely cracked single digits with still bitter wind chills. When it's this cold out, common tasks like waiting for the bus can be pretty painful.
"Forget it I can't even walk, my toes are frozen," said one bus rider.
Even though the worst of the polar vortex has pulled away, many in Park Slope were still wisely heeding the experts' advice and bundling up.
"Just move fast. Keep covered. Get done what you need to do and go home," said one Brooklynite.
"Dress warm and not thinking about it. Just keep on going to where you've got to go and get in as quick as you can," suggested another Brooklynite.
NY1 even managed to find some people who actually like this weather.
"For me actually it feels great, if your dress appropriately, if you wear enough layered clothing you'll be fine. But it's a mindset," said one passerby.
"I love it" said another passerby. "I really do: Winter over summer, yes."
For those who have had enough, NY1 meteorologist John Davitt says New Yorkers can expect temperatures to jump into the 40's by Friday and the 50's by the weekend.