Hey, store owners who are diligently sprinkling salt on the sidewalks, apparently when it gets this cold, salt has no impact. But it does make a deliciously crunchy noise under our feet. Other weather wailings: Ice in the Hudson is preventing commuters from getting into the city and the fur coat business is booming. And as all the reports have reminded, frostbite can occur after only 30 minutes in this kind of weather; how to dress for cold weather.

And rion captured some of yesterday's snowfall as well as other photos of midtown:

New York City slush; Photo from rion.nu