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Not Your Average Day In New York City

February 11, 2010 — The city that never sleeps was transformed into a winter wonderland yesterday.

You know that saying, 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?'

Well, people in New York City adopted that philosophy yesterday.

While back-to-back blizzards in the northeastern United States caused many cities to virtually shut down this week, many residents and tourists in NYC made the best of the situation.

They went sledding, skiing and snowboarding at Central Park.

'We've been here about two hours,' said New York resident Ashley Roth on Wednesday afternoon.

'And we planned this yesterday when we had school and we also had a snowball fight and we made a snowman.'

Even tourists visiting the Big Apple weren't bothered by Old Man Winter's punch.

'I came in last night. I was expecting to fly back out to L.A. tonight, but that didn't happen,' said Christine Girgas. 'So I have to wait here until Sunday, which is great because I mean, the city's beautiful. The snow is beautiful. I've never seen anything like this.'

Wednesday marked only the third snow day in six years for millions of students in New York City. About 25 centimetres of snow had fallen in the downtown area by this morning.

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