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15 Eerily Beautiful Photos Of Snowy And Deserted New York Streets

New Yorkers were told to stay indoors because of the blizzard, but some intrepid Instagrammers headed out.

Posted on January 27, 2015, at 12:12 p.m. ET

Thanks to the winter storm that bore down on New York City on Monday night, cars were banned from the roads and residents were advised to stay indoors.

As dawn broke, one of the busiest cities in the world was practically a ghost town.

1. In Midtown Manhattan there was not a car on the road.

2. The roads outside Grand Central Station were covered in snow.

3. As morning broke, the Upper West Side was empty.

4. On Park Avenue there was barely a person to be seen.

5. In Central Park, the fountain at Bethesda Terrace sat under a sea of white.

6. While the park's famous Mall was blanketed in snow.

7. There were hardly any footprints in the snow at Madison Square Park.

8. While in Greenwich Village, there was barely a soul on the streets.

9. Soho is usually bustling with early morning activity, but on Tuesday it was empty.

10. The only people about were shoveling snow from the sidewalk.

11. Soho's cobblestone streets were blanketed under snow.

12. There were no yellow cabs on Broadway in Tribeca.

13. People in the East Village were staying warm indoors.

14. While the snow also piled up on the Lower East Side.

15. New York was deserted...well, almost.