The new World Trade Center is open for business for the first time today. There was nothing more horrific, or world changing, than the day the Twin Towers fell. So much has been written about September 11, 2001, that this day should be a day of celebration, and a day of renewal for New York City.
Yesterday was the 97th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on the Fourth of July in Coney Island. Joey Chestnut managed to not only win the championship title for the seventh straight year, he also set a new world record by eating 69 hot dogs in just ten minutes.
The Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's swim looks like a great time. People in costumes, swimming, having fun. We probably should've gone, but there was that whole hangover thing to deal with. Which makes us wonder, does jumping into the freezing Atlantic ocean cure a hangover? If so, we're totally there next year.