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News By Albin Lohr-Jones
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The ball may drop at midnight, but it’s not the New Year until hundreds more shrivel in icy water. At least that’s the feeling held by members of Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club, which took to the frigid winter waters of the Atlantic Ocean yesterday afternoon for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. About 2,500 people charged…

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Every New Year’s Day, dozens of bold (crazy) people flock to the shore to join members of the Coney Polar Bear swim club and plunge into the frigid ocean, all for a chance to feel what it is like to have ice cold water lap against their private parts. What a lot of people don’t…

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The above video, uploaded to YouTube by princessmermaidcapri, shows News Years Day revelers at the annual swim for charity hosted by the 110-year-old Coney Island Polar Bear Club.

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That grumpy old blog over in Sheepshead Bay has posted some great photos from Sunday’s annual Polar Bear Dip. While the Bears were apparently unable to top last year’s total of $50,000 for Camp Sunshine, they did manage to draw larger crowds, as well as raise a respectable 37K for the children’s charity. The pics,…

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This year’s (next year’s?) January 1, Coney Island Polar Dip into the Atlantic Ocean  – a Brooklyn New Year’s tradition for decades – will help raise funds for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.