News 12 Brooklyn follows a mail carrier during the deep freeze

Wilfredo DeJesus, 29, says he makes about 750 stops in Sunset Park.

Wilfredo DeJesus, 29, says he makes about 750 stops in Sunset Park. (1/8/14)

SUNSET PARK - News 12 Brooklyn followed a mail carrier around Sunset Park to see how he deals with the elements during the deep freeze.

Wilfredo DeJesus, 29, starts off his mornings sorting through thousands of letters at the Bush Terminal Mail Station on Third Avenue. Then he bundles up in layers so he can spend the next few hours outside delivering the mail on his journey through Sunset Park. Wilfredo makes about 750 stops.

He says that on very cold days his fingers get numb and sometimes he just needs to stop for a quick break to warm up, but his huge ever-present smile and positive personality keeps him going each and every day.

Wilfredo says he actually prefers to work outside on a cold, winter day than on a hot, summer day where he says he gets all sweaty. 

For extended interview with DeJesus, watch the clips to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
More than 2,000 people took part in the 3 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 4 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 5 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE