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Polar Bear Club takes annual plunge in Coney Island

January 4 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

CONEY ISLAND – Relatively tropical temperatures drew a larger crowd than usual to the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island, where since 1903 members of the public have joined the Polar Bear Club in dunking themselves in the icy ocean on New Year’s Day. Gothamist reports that thousands showed up for the event starting […]

Brooklyn BookBeat: Lost and found

December 9 | Bob Blaisdell

It’s rare that writers on basketball criss cross their attention from playground and pickup ball to the NBA. Thomas Beller writes personal essays about basketball from the perspective of an amateur ballplayer, lifelong fan and as a professional journalist. The New Yorker magazine veteran and author of several books is a literary innovator who in […]

Miramar will host Ryan Finn this January as he prepares for a record-breaking voyage, sailing around Cape Horn nonstop to San Francisco

January 8 | Richard Lubell

Editor’s Note: Richard Lubell is editor of the newsletter of the Miramar Yacht Club in Sheepshead Bay. The following article described the impending visit by world-class sailor Ryan Finn, as he prepares for a solo sail around Cape Horn to San Francisco. Next week the Eagle will feature an interview and photo spread on Finn’s […]

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