Don’t assume that we’re going to breeze through winter this year. Just because the temperatures have been hovering around 60 degrees in December, that doesn’t mean New York’s winter will be a mild one. In fact, according to predictions, we should expect a lot of snow this season, and possibly a Nor’easter or two! That being said, most of us New Yorkers will vouch –– winters can be brutal here. In fact, many of us dread January and February and count the days until spring.
I’m not trying to scare you newbies who are about to bear your first cold-weather season in the Big Apple. I’m not trying to intimidate you warm-weather-loving NYC fans who anticipate a move shortly, either. I am, however, trying to give you the lowdown on how we manage to handle the frigid winters year after year in NYC.
To start –– if you’re in the midst of your first freeze, please don’t head for the hills before March hits! (March tends to be a little milder than February.) Do yourself a favor and hang in there. I promise April and May can be fantastic, and you’ll long forget that winter ever happened. (Well, not really!)
In all seriousness, there’s a handful of ways to cope with the rip-roaring Arctic air and snowy winters in Gotham. “Don’t leave the apartment” is one solution, albeit not a very practical one. (Although, if I’m honest, I’ve done it a few times.)
For my suggestions how to handle a New York winter, move on over to the Cubesmart blog, where I offer up some pretty practical tips how to stick out those few frosty months each year, and do it with grace and in style.
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.