. . .There’s been no “blockbuster storm,” as Elliott put it — nothing to stack up with the city’s Great Blizzard of 1888
, which obscured houses under 30-40-foot snowdrifts and left New Yorkers housebound for a week, or the Blizzard of 1996
, which piled up to 20.2 inches in Central Park. (Those records were topped by a storm in February of 2006
, Mariam Touba, a reference librarian at the New York Historical Society, pointed out, but for some reason “nobody remembers it.”) . . .
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