This month will be the first January in 75 years without measurable snow in New York, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists say one can't jump to conclusions based on one season's data, but snowfall in New York City has declined in the last one hundred years, as global temperatures have increased. (Upstate, near the Great Lakes, seems to be an exception.) After the jump, a gallery, a photographic reminder of the snowbound city. Piles of slush are so much more romantic in faded black and white.

A January Without Snow


Fifth Avenue, after a snowstorm

A January Without Snow


The Flatiron Building, from Madison Square Park

A January Without Snow


After the blizzard

A January Without Snow


Coasting in Central park

A January Without Snow


Snowballing on the Lower East Side