Crowds take dip in ocean for Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island

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Crowds took a wintry dip in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday for the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge, and a new face was among the participants.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined others in the water for the annual New Year's event.

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club said this year's plunge supported the New York Aquarium, Alliance for Coney Island, Coney Island USA and the Coney Island History Project.

The borough president said he joined the plunge at Stilwell and the boardwalk to celebrate his first diabetes-free New Year's Day for himself and his mother.

 

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