The frigid conditions didn't stop some New Yorkers from helping neighbors dig out from the snow and, in some cases, even making some pocket money. NY1's Roger Clark filed the following report.
With the help of his trusty snow blower, Mike Lamb helped out neighbors on his block Wednesday morning by clearing the snow off their sidewalks. And it didn't matter how cold it was.
"I'm well dressed, I have good gloves, I have a good coat, I have a good hat, so I'm fine," he said.
Lamb says where he comes from, inclement weather is not unusual.
"I don't come from a warm climate I come from kind of a cold climate in Ireland so we are kind of used to the cold over there," Lamb said.
Sean LaPlace and his buddy were helping out neighbors who either couldn't or didn't feel like shoveling, and making some cold cash to boot.
"It's pretty cold, it's not too bad, you just dress warm, you're alright," LaPlace said.
So LaPlace doesn't mind winter all that much, for business reasons.
"It doesn't matter to me that much, extra cash never hurts, you know," he said.
One of the most annoying parts of any snowstorm is having your car or truck plowed in.
But other scenarios like freezing while waiting for the bus aren't as easy to avoid.
Aquarius Prince, a Maspeth resident, thought she was in luck but her hoped-for deliverance sported one of those "Next Bus Please" signs, though mysteriously people got off that same bus -- a story for another day.
Finally though, she and others were able to seek some warmth aboard the Q59.
So while a passing dog may not mind the snow and cold, not everyone agrees.
"Can't wait for the summertime, I love the summertime, they can keep the winter," said one Queens resident.