Article Photos: NYC schools closed for first snowstorm of new year 1/12

Walkers brave the cold and snow on Pearl St. in Buffalo, N.Y, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.  A winter storm promising significant snowfall, strong winds and frigid air bore down Thursday on the Northeast, making commutes hazardous for the first work day of the new year and giving some students an extra day off school following Christmas break. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Mark Mulville) TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT; DUNKIRK OBSERVER OUT; JAMESTOWN POST-JOURNAL OUT; LOCKPORT UNION-SUN JOURNAL OUT; NIAGARA GAZETTE OUT; OLEAN TIMES-HERALD OUT; SALAMANCA PRESS OUT; TONAWANDA NEWS OUT