34 NYC & Central Park Snow Pictures of the 2016 Blizzard

NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-1After what has been a relatively mild winter by NYC standards (I visited the city last January and February and it was bitterly cold!), we finally had proper East Coast winter weather this past weekend. In fact, it went one step further and we had the second largest snowfall recorded in the city ever – 26.8″ in Central Park. As it was the first proper snowfall I’ve experienced since moving here I couldn’t wait to head out and enjoy it! As well as going sledging in Central Park I also took my camera along to capture all the winter wonderland magic to share with you guys. I love how everything pops against the crisp white snow. When I headed out on Saturday it was right in the middle of the blizzard caused by Storm Jonas. The wind was so powerful and you could barely see a thing: everything, including my camera, face and coat, was covered in freezing snow! The first set of pictures (bar the one above) were taken during the storm on Saturday. The second set were taken today, which was a beautiful blue sky day with bright sunshine that made the snow glint and glisten. I’d love to know which image is your favorite and why – let me know in the comments! Click through after the jump to see all 34 images of my #MakeYouSmileStyle snowy adventures.

NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-2Central Park during NYC’s Winter Storm Jonas 2016.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-3Central Park West in the snow.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-4Sperry boots in the snow.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-5This was me on Saturday, just casually hanging out (pretending to be an Eskimo!) in Central Park during the blizzard caused by Winter Storm Jonas.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-6This was first thing on Saturday morning – by the afternoon most of the cars were completely covered by snow drifts.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-7How pretty does New York City look under a fresh coating of snow?NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-8I spotted this little mouse in Central Park on Sunday.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-9So very ready? Nope, I’m snow Sperry ready!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-10Before I went sledging on Saturday (L) and a daredevil snowboarder on Sunday (R). Yes, he wins the cool kid points. Ha!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-11An early snowfall picture of a bike that was soon to be completely submerged in snow (L) and me heading down a hill while sledging in Central Park (R).NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-12Those classic yellow NYC cabs really pop in all the bright white snow!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-13And it turns out that yellow bikes do, too!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-14A NYC cross street covered in snow (L) and a cute pooch enjoying the snowfall on Saturday (R).NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-15I watched for five minutes or so while this squirrel furiously searched for his buried nut. He eventually found it and paused long enough for me to snap this picture. Thanks, buddy!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-16A splash of hue amongst all the beautiful white snow in New York City.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-17Beautiful blue skies over the ice skating rink in Central Park on Sunday.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-18The American flag looking resplendent in the sunshine and blue skies (L) and a frozen fountain in Central Park (R).NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-20Beautiful light over a bridge in snowy Central Park.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-21The boathouse in Central Park covered in snow and ice.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-22The Swedish Cottage looking like something from a winter fairytale thanks to those picture perfect icicles!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-23Another picture of the Swedish Cottage covered in snow in Central Park.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-24I met Lola the dog at the start of my walk on Sunday. Her owner kindly let me take a picture of her – isn’t she a cutie?!NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-25More beautiful light against the snow in Central Park.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-26Runners in Central Park braving the cold and enjoying the sunshine for a run on Sunday, the day after Winter Storm Jonas hit NYC.NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-27A yellow taxi cab zooms through Central Park (L), while the sunshine glints through a snow-capped tree (R).NYC-Central-Park-In-The-Snow-28Families enjoy sledging down a snowy hill in Central Park. Which picture is your favorite and why, folks? // Photography by Will Taylor


  • Reply Ame January 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful! I can tell you’re truly loving living there.

    My favorites are the snowy bridge from today and the people sledding! NYC seems to be a great city for a blizzard situation. It’s got great public transport in the subway system plus it’s walkable. Where I live in the Midwest would be crippled for days!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 24, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      @Ame – Thank you! Yes, it’s an absolute dream come true to be here. Trying to soak up every second of it. Stay safe this winter in the mid west, I bet it’s freezing there, too!

  • Reply Jenni January 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    The two dogs brought a smile to my face as did the picture of you sledging!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      @Jenni – Thank you! I loved seeing all the dogs loving the snow. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ben January 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Amazing photography as always man!

  • Reply KB January 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    My dream is to visit New York when it’s snowing. Thank you so much for sharing all these dreamy picture with us Will!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 24, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      @KB – Glad you were able to join in virtually this time and hopefully you will make it in person one day soon, too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Fliss January 24, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    The picture of the all the little people going down the hill on toboggans!!! Great post x

  • Reply Brooke January 24, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Love all these! NYC draped in a new white coat is simply the best! …I also spy my apartment there which makes this pristine post even better. πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      @Brooke – Isn’t that blue bike outside your apartment just adorable? Shame it was soon completely covered in snow! Thanks for the kind words! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carly A. Heitlinger January 24, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    These photos are amazing! ESPECIALLY the one of you!!!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 24, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      @Carly – Thank you so much! I had SO much fun sledging. I mean, not that you can tell or anything! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply BODIE and FOU January 25, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Your photos are fantastic Will, although I’m much prefer seeing this kind of cold weather on a blog than experiencing it! hahaha

  • Reply Lori January 25, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Ok totally loving these NYC shots and feeling slightly jealous compared with our slightly soggy and grey UK. x

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 7:52 am

      @Lori – Maybe the snow will make its way across the Atlantic to you guys?!

  • Reply C.B. January 25, 2016 at 9:23 am

    This is the same kind of winter weather we get in Montreal winters. I’ve been to New York in January about 6 years ago and there was barely any snow at the time. As for my favorite pictures I will say I really like the snow fall in the Central Park pic with the Lamp post and the mouse pic (very cute). Also your face sliding down the slop is priceless πŸ˜€

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 9:27 am

      @C.B. – Great choices! I had to follow that mouse for some time in order to capture it not moving! Haha.

  • Reply Jess Sims January 25, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I love everything about these pics. SO good. Wish I was there to experience the ultimate snow day with you! Big smooches x

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 9:33 am

      @Jess – Thank you! It really is beautiful to see everything blanketed in white! x

  • Reply Trevor January 25, 2016 at 9:40 am

    The Swedish Cottage in the snow is gorgeous! Definitely my favorite!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 9:42 am

      @Trevor – Isn’t it stunning? I only discovered it a year or so ago and it’s now one of my favorite spots in the park!

  • Reply Roger January 25, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Enjoying your current weather NY pics. Rain or shine (or snowy time), Will always stylin’ n smilin’.

  • Reply Linda January 25, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I love how people in New York actually got their snowboards out in the middle of the city, how funny! πŸ™‚
    Beautiful pictures, snow is just so fascinating! Love the little mouse, good timing you caught this little guy on camera. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 10:16 am

      @Linda – I know, right? Seeing people ski and snowboard through the park (and avenues!) was amazing.

      • Reply Linda January 25, 2016 at 3:40 pm

        Yeah I also saw this video of these guys snowboarding behind a car in the middle of the streets, crazy! And such a strange picture … πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jackie (York Avenue) January 25, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I love these pictures, Will! You make it look so dreamy. I was holed up in my warm apartment on Saturday but got out to Central Park yesterday – everyone was having such a fun time. I hope we get more snowstorms this winter, they make for the prettiest pictures!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 10:47 am

      @Jackie – Right? All that white just makes everything pop and look so beautiful!

  • Reply susan / fleurishing January 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Great captures Will – looks like you had a lot of fun (as did we)! Crazy amazing winter storm.

  • Reply Nick January 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Amazing Will! I love the pic with the runners and the one with the little mouse! They remind me of last year when I was in NYC and it snowed like crazy. All the best from a snowless Amsterdam.

  • Reply Eder January 25, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I love all of them. Congrats! But that one which you’re “pretending to be an Eskimo”… Gosh! It’s so beautiful! I want a picture like that one too.

  • Reply Jenn Lake January 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Will! This pics are absolutely stunning! You are going to need to make these into prints ASAP!

  • Reply Sally Faulkner January 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Will
    I love these photos. You do take beautiful photos and I was wondering if you have done a course or just a natural. I visited New York from Australia a few years ago in the Spring and absolutely loved the city. It is so great to be able to see the same landmarks covered in snow. I do so want to come back.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      @Sally – Very generous of you to say. I’ve not taken a photography course before, no. I hope you get to come back to NYC one day soon! Cheers to AUS! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alexandra January 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    The yellow bike makes an impression on me. Is so strange to see a bike in the snow. Makes you wonder if they didn’t have the time to bring it inside. Nice pictures. A white dream.

  • Reply Colin January 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Such lovely photos – I really enjoyed the photo of the mouse, because a small little poof wandering through the snow . . . too cute! ❄️

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      @Colin – Ha! It was a tricky one to capture but I’m glad I persevered! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Jacob January 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Great photos Will! Thanks for sharing. Great energy in all of them, love the Central Park shots:)

  • Reply Kathy January 26, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Hello! I especially like the last one of all the folks sledding, like an outdoor festival, or a modern Bruegel painting. It’s great to see such a busy, busy place come to a halt and just make the best of it. My daughter is there in her last few weeks of college and was also out in the park taking photos! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 26, 2016 at 8:14 am

      @Kathy – I love that picture too! It was great to see this frenetic city slow down for a day.

  • Reply Fiona Duke January 26, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Thank you so much for these amazing photos Will. Going to be spending some time in NY on and off over next year so it helps turn anticipation to excitement thank you ☺️

  • Reply Shelagh January 26, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Ooh, the second picture – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! Beautiful, magical photos.

  • Reply Stephanie January 26, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Your pictures are fantastic! The colour come so well! and I love the one with the yellow’s accent! It looks like you had lots of fun.

  • Reply Leanne January 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I love them all! If I had to choose my faves would be the one with the view looking down the street with the row house,you in your fuzzy hat, the view looking over the skating rink with the city in the background and the blue bike in the snow. Great post!

  • Reply Josh | The Kentucky Gent January 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    NYC is gorgeous when it first snows, but I will admit.. I’m excited it hit last weekend, and not this weekend since flying into the city midst a snow storm is a nightmare.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  • Reply Jennifer January 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Amazing photos as always. I love the photo with the lamp. The splash of green is perfect. Would make a great print!!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      @Jennifer – Oh, thank you! The snow was coming down sooooo hard at that point!

  • Reply April January 28, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    These all made me smile. We are a military family from the Midwest currently stationed in Texas. I so miss the snow (as in this pristine, sparkling snow from your pics- not the grey, sloppy aftermath lol!). As for my favorite. Wow, I can’t pick one! I love the pops of yellow from the taxi and the bike, the little mouse is super cute, and you sledding made me smile! Thanks for giving me a virtual taste of winter! Greetings from snowless Ft. Hood!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      @April – Thank you for stopping by! I’m pleased the images made you smile. Cheers from NYC! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Friday Five 1.29.16 - Apartment34 January 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    […] got pounded by a major snowstorm this week and I was a tad jealous – especially after seeing my friend Will’s amazing photos of New York City. Someday I want Carter to experience snow like that – there’s nothing more magical! […]

  • Reply kathleen connors February 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I so enjoyed your pictures of the snowstorm. I live so close, just in Westchester, and hoped to make it for the big snow. Alas, the trains shut down, so I am crossing my fingers for next time. I WOULD however love to know what camera you are using to take such amazing photos. Please share. I am in the market for a new camera. Thanks and best wishes

  • Reply Constanze February 29, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Hi Will, I’m following you on instagram for a while and just found out you wrote so many posts about NYC! I love the pictures in this one – although I hope to have warmer weather in march, when I will be in NYC with my husband for the very first time. I’m getting more and more excited while watching all your pictures! Thanks for sharing! xxx Constanze

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