NYC schools were closed for the blizzard of 1978 and again in April 1982. I was 14 in 1978 and we got two snowstorms about two weeks apart. The first one, in mid-January, was "just" 8 inches with no wind. Yawn. The early February one was a foot and a half accompanied by near-hurricane level winds resulting in drifts up to four feet. Accumulation went as high as four inches an hour. Boston got 27 inches.
I vaguely remember the 1978 one (I was in grade school). What I do remember is that we couldn't get out the back door