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12 Vintage Photos Of NYC In Winter That Will Warm Your Heart

Because they might at least make you thankful for central heating.

1. Central Park in 1896 looks like hellafun.

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2. Although the same can’t be said for shoveling snow in 1896 when you had to pile it into horse-driven carts.

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3. Another view of Central Park two years later, in 1898. Snow day, perhaps?

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4. A snow-covered Riverside Park in 1905.

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5. Mini snow hills piled up around the Flatiron building in 1905.

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6. These dudes are curling in CENTRAL PARK in 1906. Can I come too?

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7. Shoveling snow looked really un-fun in 1908.

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8. A trolley gets stalled in 1908. Same familiar dirty snow you see these days, right?

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9. Being a horse carriage driver in the winter of 1910 must have been a bitch.

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10. An empty and cold Battery Park in 1910.

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11. An unshoveled 5th Avenue and 25th Street in 1910.

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12. I really hope someone saved those freezing ducks from Central Park in 1922.

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Stay warm, NYC!

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