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01/27/2015 09:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

12 Numbers That Break Down What Happened In NYC During That 'Historic' Snowstorm

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  A park bench is covered in snow after a snowstorm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. The storm
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A park bench is covered in snow after a snowstorm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. The storm, which was predicted to dump 20-30 inches of snow causing roads, highways and the subway to be shut down, was weaker than expected in New York City but hit Eastern Long Island and the New England region with full force. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned of a "potentially historic" snowstorm that could dump up to 3 feet of snow across the five boroughs. The city had 1,800 plows at the ready and 250,000 tons of salt to spread over the 6,000 miles of city roads.

But when New Yorkers woke up Tuesday morning, they saw a more paltry 7 to 9 inches of the white stuff outside -- a veritable Snor'easter.

And while city-dwellers were spared the worst of the storm -- which pummeled parts of Long Island and New England with over 30 inches of snow and up to 70 mile per hour winds -- that doesn't mean it didn't leave its mark on the Big Apple.

80



The number of rabbits seized from a Brooklyn backyard as the storm approached the city. The bunnies' owner told DNAinfo that about
to protect them from the elements.

0

The number of non-emergency vehicles that should have been on the city’s streets after 11 p.m. Monday. Mayor de Blasio announced a travel ban, which ended at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The NYPD said Tuesday that no one was arrested or issued summonses for violating the ban. The streets were eerily empty in Manhattan:

1

Number of people who thought it was a good idea go paddleboarding off Rockaway Beach at the beginning of the storm.

235

The percent uptick in liquor sales in Boston and New York City on the delivery service Drizzly, according to the company:


29,000

Acres of New York City parks that were closed to the public during the storm. The parks are back open now, but de Blasio warned people to be on the look out for falling branches as trees are weighed down with snow.

10

The approximate number of bros playing beer pong in the middle of First Avenue in the East Village Monday night before they decided to destroy the beer pong table.

1

The number of dicks drawn on this NYPD car:

6

The number of points on the star-shaped snowflakes falling in and around New York City during the storm. According to Gothamist, they are "rimed crystals—snowflakes with cloud droplets frozen on them."

15,000



The number of people Louis C.K. had to tell that he was
because of the storm.

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From an email CK sent to the ticketholders:

"...there seems to be a massive storm approaching New York City. They are calling this storm "historic" which.... Well I didn't know you could call a thing historic if it hasn't happened yet. But I'm not one to defy future historic events. And I have to be respectful of the responsibility I have to the 15,000 people who are holding tickets to the show and could be stranded somewhere historically trying to get to or from my show. I think it's clearly better that I alter history in the name of safety and cancel. Besides, if you've ever tried to get your deposit back when you rent a banquet hall for a wedding that gets snowed out, you don't want to even know what the deposit is on Madison Square Jesus Christing Garden is."

5-ish

The number of stray kale leaves left at this New York City grocery store during Monday evening’s shopping rush.

1

The number of men in Brooklyn looking for that special woman on Craigslist who wants to have sex in the snow. (We actually wouldn't be surprised if there were others. After all, plenty of people flocked to the site in search of company during the storm.)

"Looking for a pretty lady that has a fetish for cold," the post reads. "After making naked snow angels we will then proceed to have 'hot' snow sex. I understand this is a very unique fetish so no experience is needed!"

660

Approximate miles of subway tracks that were devoid of passengers from 11 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday. It was the first time the subway service has ever been suspended because of a snowstorm.

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  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  A man clears snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New Y
    Spencer Platt via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A man clears snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • A woman steps over a pile of snow on a street  January 27, 2015 in the Bronx Borough of New York City.  Tens of millions of A
    DON EMMERT via Getty Images
    A woman steps over a pile of snow on a street January 27, 2015 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Tens of millions of Americans along the northeast coast buckled down Tuesday for another day following a snowstorm that shut down New York and other major cities. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Snow is cleared from a Brooklyn street the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015
    Spencer Platt via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Snow is cleared from a Brooklyn street the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  A man looks for work shovelling snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on Januar
    Spencer Platt via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A man looks for work shovelling snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  A man clears snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New Y
    Spencer Platt via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A man clears snow in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015 in New York City. Despite dire predictions, New York City was spared the worst of the storm, receiving up to a foot of snow in some areas. Subway buses were closed overnight while roadways were open only to emergency vehicles. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A man uses a snowblower to remove snow from his driveway on Pearl Street January 27, 2015 in Winth
    Darren McCollester via Getty Images
    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A man uses a snowblower to remove snow from his driveway on Pearl Street January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
  • WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow covered cars are seen on Veterans Road January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overni
    Darren McCollester via Getty Images
    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow covered cars are seen on Veterans Road January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
  • WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A man uses a snowblower to remove snow from his driveway on Pearl Street January 27, 2015 in Winth
    Darren McCollester via Getty Images
    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A man uses a snowblower to remove snow from his driveway on Pearl Street January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
  • WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow covered houses are seen on Winthrop Shore Drive January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
    Darren McCollester via Getty Images
    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow covered houses are seen on Winthrop Shore Drive January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
  • WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A snowplow works on Veterans Road January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizza
    Darren McCollester via Getty Images
    WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: A snowplow works on Veterans Road January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
  • A man wearing a New York Yankees cap shovels the sidewalk January 27, 2015 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Tens of mil
    DON EMMERT via Getty Images
    A man wearing a New York Yankees cap shovels the sidewalk January 27, 2015 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Tens of millions of Americans along the northeast coast buckled down Tuesday for another day following a snowstorm that shut down New York and other major cities.AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man strolls on a walking path at Liberty State Park, with the Statue of Liberty in the distance, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A man strolls on a walking path at Liberty State Park, with the Statue of Liberty in the distance, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down as a monster storm, that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow, moved through the northeast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • A man stops to take a picture of a deserted and snowy street near Times Square, New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A sto
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A man stops to take a picture of a deserted and snowy street near Times Square, New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from the sidewalk in front of a building in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace as the first sno
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from the sidewalk in front of a building in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace as the first snow fell during what could be a record-setting blizzard in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • A pedestrian walks in the middle of Seventh Avenue in Times Square, New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing b
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A pedestrian walks in the middle of Seventh Avenue in Times Square, New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • A person drives a sweeper while brushing snow off a walking path at Pier A Park, with the New York City skyline in the backgr
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A person drives a sweeper while brushing snow off a walking path at Pier A Park, with the New York City skyline in the background, following an overnight snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • A pedestrian walks through blowing and drifting snow before dawn during a winter snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A pedestrian walks through blowing and drifting snow before dawn during a winter snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up th
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Pedestrians make their way through snow in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphi
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Pedestrians make their way through snow in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A man walks down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A man walks down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Municipality worker removes the snow with shovel on a street following road closures in Times Squa
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Municipality worker removes the snow with shovel on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A snowplow is sen on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New Y
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A snowplow is sen on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk down mostly empty streets following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A snowplow is seen on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A snowplow is seen on a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars wade through a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars wade through a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars wade through a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York
    Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars wade through a street following road closures in Times Square on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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