In New York City, where the snowfall totals ranged widely — four inches on Staten Island, 8.3 inches in Manhattan, 13.1 inches in Queens — life was largely back to normal on Sunday, if icier.
Under sunny skies, New Yorkers jogged through plowed sidewalks and drove over cleared roads as children took their sleds to Central Park. Despite the sun, temperatures stayed frigid, though winds were milder compared with the sharp gusts on Saturday.
New York City seemed to have escaped the worst of the winter storm’s effects. But on Long Island, which was pummeled by up to two feet of snow in some areas, at least two residents died while trying to shovel snow on Saturday: In Belmont Circle, Nassau County police officers found a 53-year-old man lying in the snow with a shovel beside him, and a 75-year-old man collapsed in Syosset while clearing a road. Also, a woman in Nassau County was found dead in her car early Saturday; the police were investigating.
In Canton, Mass., the police were investigating the death of a man who was found unresponsive outside on Saturday morning. Emergency responders brought him to a local hospital, where he later died, according to David Traub, spokesman for the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
Many on Long Island chose to venture out on Sunday instead of hunkering down inside. In Elmont, Munir Ozigi, 19, saw an opportunity in the fresh snow. On Nextdoor, a social media app where neighbors can share information, he offered to shovel snow at anyone’s home for $80 to $120. By the afternoon, Mr. Ozigi had already been called to three towns, making several hundred dollars within a few hours.
“I’m sacrificing my back and my youth,” Mr. Ozigi said with a laugh. “I was kind of thinking about what I could do to take advantage of this snowstorm, and it came to me, like, ‘Oh, I can make some money, and I’m a young guy with a shovel. Why not?’”
In Stoughton, the mood was similarly light, and residents seemed determined not to let the storm dictate their entire weekend. One man was seen wading to his mailbox waist-deep in snow to begin clearing a path. At Olivio’s Grill & Pizzeria, business was steady in the morning, as Yves Urio, 30, the manager, wrote down several takeout orders. “Pizza and wings, that’s all we’re selling today,” he said.