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The three things you need to know today in New York: Mon January 1

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Rebecca Fontana

1. Today is the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day Swim. It’s freezing outside, but hundreds of swimmers will still take a dip in the ocean. 

2. Cure your hangover with the best New Year’s Day brunch. Miss Lily’s and Blake Lane are two of the best spots to head to today. 

3. The best things to do in New York on New Year’s Day range from a Lord of the Rings marathon to the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. 

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