People walk along West 59th Street near Central Park bundled against the cold in advance of a winter storm on January 2, 2014 in New York. The northeastern United States prepared Thursday for snow, high winds and frigid temperatures, as a gust of wintry weather bore down on New England and surrounding states, cancelling flights. Temperatures in New York were expected to drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 degrees Celsius) with a windchill factor of minus nine degrees Fahrenheit, according to national weather forecasts. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)