By the standards of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, it was practically a day at the beach for participants in the annual New Year's Day dip in the ocean off New York City. Hundreds of people took the plunge Tuesday afternoon when the unseasonably warm temperature was in the high 50s.
Sharks are frightening and fascinating. A brand-new exhibit all about sharks is opening soon at the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn. The displays at Ocean Wonders: Sharks! offer a showcase of nearly two dozen species of sharks and other marine life found in the waters that surround New York.
Just in time for summer, the Riegelmann Boardwalk at Coney Island is being designated a scenic landmark. The honor came on the boardwalk's 95th birthday. The iconic waterfront promenade officially opened May 15, 1923. The 2.7-mile boardwalk between West 37th Street and Brighton 15th Street is a destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike.