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Photos: Winter Storm Niko turns NYC into a real-life snowglobe

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It’s official, the city is one big winter wonderland

Massive Snowstorm Brings Up To Foot Of Snow To Large Swath Of Northeast Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

If you’re anything like us, then you’re still wondering how New York City’s weather could go from a sunny Spring-like day with low 60-degree weather to freezing temperatures and a foot of snow overnight. Nevertheless, it’s happened right before our eyes and the city now officially resembles a snow globe. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that will remain in effect until 6 p.m. tonight and New Yorkers are encouraged to remain indoors—a telling sign of how serious Winter Storm Niko, as it’s been named, really is.

Of course, many New Yorkers took the snow day as an opportunity to take beautiful pictures before the snow gets all icky and whatnot. So here it is, a roundup of some of the best shots from the biggest snow storm to hit the city this winter. As a reminder, if you must travel outside, be safe, plan accordingly, and make sure your up to speed on everything you need to know about Winter Storm Niko.

Throughout history, snow-covered Central Park scenes have continued to mesmerize us.

MAJOR #NYC Snow Day! ❤️❤️❤️ #regram #LOVE

A photo posted by Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal) on

It’s also a great place to go sledding!

#newyork #nyc #centralpark #snow #snowday #sledding

A photo posted by Andrew Campbell (@andrewcampbellnewyork) on

The Brooklyn Bridge is equally stunning.

From Soho to the West Village and beyond, the city’s architecture shines through even in a massive snow storm.

Snow globe-ing in New York today! ❄️ #nycsnowday

A photo posted by Soho Grand Hotel (@sohograndhotel) on

#nycsnowday ❄️

A photo posted by Monica Hopkins (@monicahop) on

My street is prettier than your street #NYC #manhattan #westvillage #snow #nycsnowday #newyork

A photo posted by Richard D'Mello (@richarddmello) on

Despite the deteriorating conditions, the show must go on for many New Yorkers. Kudos to these brave souls that weathered the storm and horrible transit conditions.

Have to go and make the headbands. #accessorydesignneverstops

A photo posted by marisa corrado (@whereismarisa) on