Public transportation is temporarily shut down around New York City, so most people are staying indoors to avoid the snowstorm that was expected to slam the Northeast.
Nevertheless, photos from around the city show places that are usually bustling with people standing empty.
MetroNorth rail service has been suspended, and the main area of Grand Central looks eerie:
Penn Station is empty as well:
Streets near Herald Square, which is usually packed with people, were clear Monday night:
Barely any cars were on the road:
Times Square, the tourism center of New York, was deserted:
And the Alphabet City neighbourhood in lower Manhattan was free of pedestrians:
The blizzard warning that had been issued earlier has been downgraded to a winter storm warning for New York City, but it’s still in effect for some areas of the Northeast.
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