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First real snow of the season lands in NYC and it’s beautiful

Check out these wonderful photos captured of the city’s first snow day

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For the past few weeks, Mother nature has been toying with us , bringing unseasonably warm weather one day and in the blink of an eye switching to blistering cold. But after teasing with flurries here and there, the first real snow of the season is here. Sure, it’s messy and makes every kind of commute possible even more of a weekend headache, but it certainly it can’t be denied that snowfall in New York City is a special kind of beautiful. We’ve rounded up a few lovely Instagram shots captured by elated New Yorkers to prove our case in point.

According to the Weather Channel, freezing rain will create some hazardous conditions so if you choose to venture out, be on the lookout for slippery ice patches and dangerous road conditions. If you’re stuck inside, kill some time by finishing up some last-minute holiday shopping. Whatever you choose, stay safe and happy first snow day!

Washington Square Park looks like a real-life winter wonderland.

A photo posted by Loves_NYC (@loves_nyc) on

How magical is Rockefeller Center right now?

It’s moments like this that help make it clear why Central Park is the city’s most Instagrammed location.

Some fairytales are real. (Central Park in the snow, New York City) ☃️

A photo posted by Vivienne Gucwa (@travelinglens) on

❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

A photo posted by KingNick (@i.am.kingnick) on

Not even a snow storm can stop the Flatiron Building from being stunning.

A photo posted by Javan Ng (@javan) on

The beautiful townhouses in Park Slope Historic District dazzle in any weather...

TFW you wake up and it's snowing in NYC

A photo posted by S A M H O R I N E (@samhorine) on

while DUMBO actually looks frightening.

Woke up like this ❄️ #adayinDUMBO (P.S. can you spot the person?)

A photo posted by Vicki Morton (@vickimorton) on

Astoria Park’s Christmas tree just got a little more festive.

Rockaway Beach serving up snow and sand.

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge had very few visitors on the morning of the first snow.

Times Square gets white washed by the snow and people are loving it.

Morning snow❄️❄️ Tag a friend(s) you'd enjoy snowy NYC with

A photo posted by New York City (@newyork_ig) on

Do you want to build a snowman?