Today is generally known as national recovery day as most are hung over from celebrating NYE into the wee hours of the morning. But if your feeling like starting 2009 off with a shock to the system, or say you made a crazy bet while drunk off your ass, then youâ€™ll most likely be heading for the water with the Coney Island Polar Bear Swim, where mobs of people in bathing suits storm Coney Islands waters. I have no idea why they do that either. While you may not be Kobayashi, eating a hot dog, a corn dog, or even cheese fries at Nathanâ€™s Famous goes back several generations. Expect long lines, but itâ€™ll be worth it! Not just a tradition but an institution on the boardwalk, Rubyâ€™s is a great dive bar for cheap drinks and watching local drunks belt out Rat Pack songs. Even if this minor league Mets team isnâ€™t playing a baseball game, The Brooklyn Cyclones stadium is worth the short walk over on the boardwalk to check out itâ€™s size and beauty.