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Tourists walk thorugh a nearly empty Times Square (Credit: Getty Images)

Tourists walk thorugh a nearly empty Times Square after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches of snow in the area. (Dec. 27, 2010)

NYC blizzard aftermath

Federal prosecutors are looking into allegations that NYC sanitation workers deliberately slowed down snow removal operations during the post-Christmas blizzard. NYC residents grew frustrated as their streets remained unplowed for days after the storm.

Justin Kirsch, an electrician, shovels snow away from

Justin Kirsch, an electrician, shovels snow away from his Honda Fit outside his house on West 73rd Street in New York City. (Dec. 28, 2010)

The word 'HELP' is written on the window
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The word 'HELP' is written on the window of a car covered in snow on West 73rd Street in NYC. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Men try to clear a pile of snow
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Men try to clear a pile of snow on Third Avenue on the east side of Manhattan on Dec. 28, 2010, one day after a blizzard dropped 20 inches of snow in the area.

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More than a week after a paralyzing snow
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More than a week after a paralyzing snow storm hit New York City and Long Island, trash is still piling up in some parts of the city. A woman passes a large pile of garbage on 72nd Street near 3rd Avenue, Wednesday. (Jan. 5, 2011)

People shovel snow to free their cars in
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People shovel snow to free their cars in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Tourists walk thorugh a nearly empty Times Square
(Credit: Getty Images)

Tourists walk thorugh a nearly empty Times Square after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches of snow in the area. (Dec. 27, 2010)

Snow is still covers 2nd Street at 7th
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Snow is still covers 2nd Street at 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, three days after the blizzard. (Dec. 29, 2010.)

Snow-buried motorcycle on St. Johns Place, just below
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Snow-buried motorcycle on St. Johns Place, just below 7th Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Dec. 29, 2010)

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A plow turns off Berkeley Place on to
(Credit: Newsday/Jennifer Smith)

A plow turns off Berkeley Place on to 7th Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. (Dec. 29, 2010)

On 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

On 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the street has been plowed, pedestrians make their way gingerly over mountains of snow. (Dec. 29, 2010)

On 5th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

On 5th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Leonard-Rose Wilen family make their way pulling sleds down the unplowed street. (Dec. 29, 2010)

Steve Greenblat stands in the middle of unplowed
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Steve Greenblat stands in the middle of unplowed 3rd Street (between 7th and 8th avenues), a major cross street, and talks to a man on the block. He is parked on the block and is ready to go home to Annapolis Maryland after visiting his son David for Christmas, but is unable to leave. (Dec. 29, 2010)

On 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

On 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the street has been plowed, sidewalks are clear, but bus stop shelters are impassable. (Dec. 29, 2010)

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On 8th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Asha
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On 8th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Asha Karmen-Chan, 9, left, and her sister Talya, 6, play on a mountain of snow while their father Sen Chan shovels out their car. This street was plowed between 2 and 6 a.m. (Dec. 29, 2010)

On 8th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Larry
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On 8th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Larry Marian picks up and throws large chunks of snow while shoveling out his car. This street was plowed between 2 and 6 a.m. (Dec. 29, 2010)

From left, Don Smith, Oliver Gould and Henry
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From left, Don Smith, Oliver Gould and Henry Gilewski work to shovel out their cars on Eckford Street in Brooklyn. The street is one of several in the Greenpoint neighborhood that has yet to be plowed. (Dec. 29, 2010)

Eckford Street in Brooklyn is one of several
(Credit: Celia Talbot Tobin)

Eckford Street in Brooklyn is one of several in the Greenpoint neighborhood that has yet to be plowed. (Dec. 29, 2010)

Oliver Gould, left, and Don Smith work to
(Credit: Celia Talbot Tobin)

Oliver Gould, left, and Don Smith work to shovel out Smith's car, who was trying to get home to Cincinnati. Gould's car was next on the list. He was headed to Boston. Both men were parked on Eckford Street in Brooklyn, which has not been plowed since the blizzard. (Dec. 29, 2010)

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Eckford Street in Brooklyn is one of several
(Credit: Celia Talbot Tobin)

Eckford Street in Brooklyn is one of several in the Greenpoint neighborhood that has yet to be plowed. (Dec. 29, 2010)

Oliver Gould shovels snow on Eckford Street in
(Credit: Celia Talbot Tobin)

Oliver Gould shovels snow on Eckford Street in Brooklyn. The street is one of several in the Greenpoint neighborhood that has yet to be plowed. Gould was hoping to dig his car out to return home to Boston. (Dec. 29, 2010)

Children in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, play in the unplowed
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Children in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, play in the unplowed snow. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A Greenpoint, Brooklyn, resident brushes off snow from
(Credit: Danny Ghitis)

A Greenpoint, Brooklyn, resident brushes off snow from an awning. (Dec. 28, 2010)

In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, shoveling snow to make a
(Credit: Danny Ghitis)

In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, shoveling snow to make a path. (Dec. 28, 2010)

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A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus is stuck in
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A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus is stuck in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Dec. 28, 2010)

A grocery delivery truck struggles on the snow-covered
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A grocery delivery truck struggles on the snow-covered roadway on Austin Street in Forest Hills. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Passengers from a Glen Oaks bus try to
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Passengers from a Glen Oaks bus try to avoid the snow piles in Queens Boulevard near Union Turnpike, in Forest Hills, Queens. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Unplowed 2nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues
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Unplowed 2nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues in Park Slope. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Unplowed 2nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues
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Unplowed 2nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues in Park Slope. (Dec. 28, 2010)

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Queens streets are still not plowed more than
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Queens streets are still not plowed more than a day after storm. Alan Kachalsky, 54, tries to dig out his vehicle stuck on an unplowed street at Cowles Court and 82nd Place in Middle Village. Kachalsky said a salt truck had come down the road but no plow. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Emergency medical technicians carry a patient over an
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Emergency medical technicians carry a patient over an unplowed street in Queens toward their ambulance. Two days after the blizzard. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, shovel their cars out
(Credit: Danny Ghitis)

Residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, shovel their cars out from under a pile of snow. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, residents cross an unplowed street. (Dec.
(Credit: Danny Ghitis)

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, residents cross an unplowed street. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Bogdan Steaowski shovels snow away from his car
(Credit: Danny Ghitis)

Bogdan Steaowski shovels snow away from his car in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Dec. 28, 2010)

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