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New York City nears record cold, as NYPD says man found dead on Coney Island boardwalk

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Temperatures hovered just above zero Monday as an extreme cold front paralyzed the city and may have led to the death of a man found on the Coney Island boardwalk. The arctic temps, which approached but did not eclipse a record low for the city in the overnight hours, likely contributed to the man’s demise, police sources said. Bai-Ping Wen, 77, was found face up on the Coney Island boardwalk near its famous carousel about 7 a.m., when the mercury topped off around the 5-degree mark, the sources said. Family members confirmed Wen’s identity and told the Daily News he suffered from diabetes. Wen lived in Coney Island for 15 years, the family said.

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