This morning, I woke up to a fire escape and sidewalks covered in over 2 feet of snow; to cars completely buried beneath snow drifts as tall as myself; to the sound of shovels, snow blowers, and transit busses with chains on their back tires, scraping and slurping noisily down slush-covered streets.

Winter Storm Jonas was supposed to bring 6-12 inches of accumulation to New York City and the surrounding areas. By the time the snow stopped, JFK airport was reporting over 27.

And as soon as #Blizzard2016 morphed into #Snowpocalypse2016, the photographers came out in droves to capture the normally packed sidewalks and streets of New York City all but deserted as people retreated to the safety of their apartments.

Here are 35 of our favorite photos shared on 500px so far by the New York City photographers who braved #Snowpocalypse2016:

Blizzard by Navid Baraty on

Snow Storm at Grand Central Terminal by Antoine Meillet on

Midtown East, Manhattan During 2016 Blizzard by Ryan Budhu on

*** by pratum  on

Buried by Neety Bhatia on

Into the blizzard by Youngjae Lim on

Bryant Park by Grant Friedman on

Sleds Are The Only Way to Travel by Grant Friedman on

The Bethesday Terrace in the Snow by Grant Friedman on


Blizzard in NYC. by Juan Villarreal on

Standing Tall by Sushmit Sarkar on

Blizzard Dog by Vladimir Sichinsky on

Winter Storm Jonas by Vladimir Sichinsky on

Snowpocalypse 2016 by Tam Nguyen on

DSCF4525.jpg by Pete Haestier on

NYC Blizzard Jan 23 2016 ©Sally Davies by Sally Davies on

Waiting for a Train by David Rosario on

Deli in Blizzard Jan 23 2016 ©Sally Davies by Sally Davies on

Blizzard of 2016 NYC by Justin Bereman on

Time Square in the Snow by Grant Friedman on

Grand Central Terminal During Snowstorm by Grant Friedman on

Snowed  by Neety Bhatia on

Snowfall, Wall Street by Cory Schloss Images on

Snowpocalypse 2016 by Tam Nguyen on

NYC Blizzard 2016 by visually_conscious on

When crosswalks are unnecessary. by Grant Friedman on

College Walk by J P on


Blizzard at Dawn! by Francisco Marty on

After the blizzard. Brooklyn, NY by Ryan Oliver on

#Blizzard2016 NYC by kendra Alexis on

Snow Patrol.

#NYC #VSCO #NewYork #VSCOcam #Snowpocalypse2016 #Blizzard #Snowzilla2016 by Diego Pulido on

Winter Storm Jonas New York City by Vivienne Gucwa on

Clearing the Snow by Grant Friedman on

January 2016 United States Winter Storm by Vladimir Sichinsky on

Have your own photo of yesterday’s blizzard that struck the east coast of the USA? Upload it to 500px and tag it with Blizzard2016 and we may just feature it on our social media feeds! And don’t forget to drop us a link in the comments down below.