Happy New Year!

Costumed revelers dance to Funkadelic at the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day in 2013. Photo by Hannah Frishberg

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    Before you head out to the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island today — the festivities start at 1 p.m. — we have some holiday-themed reading for your day. First up: Our predictions for 2016.

    Later in the morning, Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen, aka Montrose Morris, will treat us to a dive into the New Year traditions of 19th-century Brooklynites. Happy New Year!

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