, the snow started falling early Sunday morning and began to accumulate quickly. While Forest Hills residents enjoyed the post-Christmas holiday, some residents, did not have the luxury of a day off and made a frigid commute to work.
"I'm just getting off of work," said Bobby Wood, who works as a doorman at the local Majestic housing apartments. Wood also said while waiting for the bus en route to Glendale that he plans to continue going to work no matter the fall of snow. "It's a little messy, but we're New Yorkers, we just roll with the punches."
When wind and snow started picking up, standing outside waiting for buses became unbearable, and commuters began improvising by waiting inside the local Chase bank on the corner of 71 Street and Continental Avenue in packs.
Others, like Forest Hills resident David Chan, began walking toward their destination.
"It sucks," Chan said, wearing a Yankees cap, trying to protect himself from gusting winds. "[It's] a lot more [than I expected]," he said, as he assumed there would be limited flurries.
The snow is likely to cause a messy morning commute.
All public and private schools are closed in observation of the holiday for the remainder of the week, but it hasn't stopped a group of neighborhood kids from clamoring to the grounds and playing a game of football.
Area highways appeared too daunting for most New Yorkers, and Walt Hoy hopes that the roads will be prepared for his trip to Westchester to visit family.
"Hopefully the bridge and tunnels are clear for me," Hoy said. "I don't know, by the time I get home it gets better, if not then we will see where we go from there, call in sick or whatever."