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Snow Day on the L.E.S., Take Two

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There wasn't too much traffic on the Williamsburg Bridge bike lane.

Schools closed, traffic snarled and most mass transit stuttered, but for those who ventured around the Lower East Side and the East Village on foot today, there was plenty of snowy scenery to appreciate.

Wednesday’s one-two punch of a storm that ended in the wee hours of Thursday brought record-breaking snowfall, making January 2011 the snowiest ever. With an official measurement of 19 inches in Central Park, the storm ranks as the eighth largest snow storm in New York history. (The Dec. 26, 2010, blizzard ranked sixth.)

More pictures after the jump.

Groups of parents, kids and friends built forts and snow creatures in Tompkins Square Park.

Dogs played ball and chase on packed snow in the Tompkins Square dog run.

The 160-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol at 60 Norfolk Street has withstood its share of snowstorms.

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