The Blizzard For The Ages more than lived up to its billing: Central Park ended up with 26.8" of snow, making it the second largest snowstorm in recorded NYC history. We missed out on the record—26.9" in February 2006—by a hair. But at least a few other records were broken around the area.

The travel ban on vehicles was lifted at 7 a.m. this morning. "This was a truly historic storm, and while we have made good progress we are not done working yet,” Governor Cuomo said during a morning press conference. "The travel ban has been lifted, but New Yorkers should still avoid unnecessary travel - please use caution, plan ahead and stay safe." De Blasio also gave updates about alternate side parking being suspended and more at a mid-day press conference—check out that info here.

Limited service returned to most of the MTA’s outdoor subway lines as of 9 a.m., but you should expect delays throughout the rest of the day, and possibly Monday. The MTA has been giving frequent updates on Twitter. Many of the LIRR's railroad yards are still buried in more than two feet of snow. Metro-North began resuming service around noon, and should be fully operational in and out of Grand Central Terminal by 3 p.m. At least one Metro-North train collided with a snow plow and sand truck this morning however.

None of this stopped New Yorkers from going where they wanted to go, or doing what they needed to do—one couple got engaged on Amsterdam Avenue, the NY Post strong-armed a reporter into delivering food for meager tips, and some Desnudas shoveled snow for the front page of the Post. "It's a little nippy," Amanda Roman noted.

Some people were into climbing:

Some made stew (or chili?):

Some danced in the streets of Fort Greene:

One dude threw snowballs at NYU kids singing "Firework" in Washington Square Park.

NYU kids were dancing and singing the Katy Perry song, "Firework" in Washington Square Park. A dude who was drinking beer nearby decided he'd had enough. #blizzard2016

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Some acted like snow dolphins:

Some acted like snow dinosaurs:

And at least one person, albeit not in NYC, decided to go for a swim:

I challenge EVERY swimmer to go out and do this today, #snowchallenge

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