Winter storms continued to slam the Northeast today. Meanwhile, a record setting "polar vortex" embarked on its frigid march through the Midwestern United States. This photo, taken by AP photographer John Michillo on Friday, shows one enterprising New Yorker making the best of the year's first major snowpocalypse.
(A note to those Midwesterners facing subzero temperatures in the days ahead: Leave the skis in the garage, and your body beneath plenty of blankets. At temperatures like that, I don't care how plucky or resourceful you are. Bundle up, stay warm, and stay safe.)