Blankets of white bury the Boroughs

Posted at 6:35 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 18:35:11-05

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)–  It was a busy snow day in Brooklyn. Department of Sanitation plows were out early and often as they had been all night.

In Borough Park, a neighborhood ignored during the Christmas snowstorm of 2010. Trucks circled the streets time and time again.

Scraping off icy windows and digging out cars were just a few of the regular headaches and hassles for drivers who slept through the brunt of the blizzard.

“Oh it’s terrible; if I didn’t have to go to work it would be fun.”

But waking up to six inches of snow wasn’t so bad when most people were expecting twice that amount.

Over in Coney Island, volunteers cleaned out a bit of boardwalk so customers could get to Tom’s restaurant.
While photographers bundled up on the beach.
We didn’t see any members of the polar bear club in the water, but we did run into Gary Atlas.

Atlas says he’s run on the boardwalk for almost 2-thousand consecutive days and he was not going to let a little snow stop him today. “It’s a beautiful day.  The sun is out.  It’s a little bit tough running on the snow, but the weather is nice.”

Meanwhile in Gerritsen Beach homeowners breathed a sigh of relief.
After being soaked by Sandy many were worried they’d once again be battered, this time by the blizzard.

“When I heard there was possible coastal flooding I got nervous.  I felt bad for all those living on the water like please God, not again.”

But with high tide behind them neighborhood kids finally got a chance to enjoy the weather.
And what better place to build an igloo than the beach?

“Nobody wants to leave the beach, this is home and we love it.”