Could Coney Island become a New Year’s vacation destination?
Brooklynites rang in 2015 on the Boardwalk on Dec. 31 at a New Year’s
Eve countdown party centered around the Parachute Jump. Borough
President Adams promised that the inaugural bash would be a new annual
tradition for Coney Island, and an aide suggested that the event could
eventually draw tourists to sleep over in Sodom by the Sea.
“You could see people, in future years, coming here for New Year’s
Eve, and staying the night for the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day,”
Borough Hall communications director Stefan Ringel said.