Van Cortlandt Park mostly empty as temps plummet

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Van Cortlandt Park was empty Friday after a winter storm layered the borough with snow.

The popular park is often busy year-round, but high winds and low temperatures seemed to keep most people indoors.

News 12's Aime Rodriguez reports from freezing night on Jerome Avenue

One brave resident did make it out to enjoy some cross-country skiing.

Freezing temps keep park empty

"If you're bundled properly then it's not that bad, plus you're breaking out a little of a sweat because you're exercising," says Lauren Bednarz-Scott.

Only a few other residents were seen working out at the park.

Officials warn that anyone heading out should layer up because frostbite can set in fast during the subzero temperatures. 

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