andy and i went to the annual polar bear plunge at coney island and watched people jump into the freezing cold water. although it was crowded, it wasn't 'times-square-on-new-years' crowded. in my opinion watching the ball drop is a bit over-rated.. the polar bear plunge, however, totally under-rated.
above: sumo wrestling competition?
above: the self-proclaimed merbear and metrocard man