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(NEW YORK) — One man took advantage of the weekend’s blizzard, snowboarding his way across New York City and capturing it all on camera. The video posted on Casey Neistat’s YouTube page, titled “Snowboarding with the NYPD,” has more than 6 million views.

Neistat also posted the video on Facebook, where it has been watched more than 22 million times. Neistat is a YouTube filmmaker, according to his Facebook page.

The video starts with a car driving through snow. The camera then pulls back to reveal a man, who appears to be Neistat, snowboarding behind it. He’s wearing white sunglasses and holding a long rope that’s tethered to the vehicle.

The snowboarder is shown riding through Times Square, around street corners, down alleys and over piles of snow. Halfway through the video, another person joins the fun on skis.

The NYPD also makes an appearance in the video. A police car approaches the vehicle and a man says, “Someone complained about you, so we’re just gonna act like we’re talking to you.” The driver responds, “You guys are awesome.”

Neistat did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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