The Blizzard of 2013 hit parts of Long Island hard, but 50 miles to the west in southern Queens, the foot or so of the white stuff was nowhere near the worst Mother Nature had ever dealt to residents. The moderate storm led to reactions ranging from minor annoyance to fun — either way, a sight of relief in a community close to ground zero from Hurricane Sandy.
A man rides around on an all-terrain vehicle on a street in Woodhaven the morning after the snowstorm.
A plow does maintenance on a largely clear 97th Street in Ozone Park.
Digging out parked cars was one of the big nuisances for residents after the storm. Here, two men work to free a vehicle in Richmond Hill.
A shrub on 100th Street covered in ice caused by melting snow falling from the Rockaway Beach LIRR line.
A woman and a young boy have a snowball fight on an Ozone Park sidewalk Saturday.