Description: The New Year's Day 2011 Coney Island Polar Bear Swim was a mix of jubilation and outrage, as hundreds of swimmers splashed in the Atlantic Ocean and even more mourned the impending loss of Ruby's Old Tyme Bar and Grill, a quintessential boardwalk dive that's fighting eviction, along with seven other mom and pop businesses. An international company that's leasing the property from NYC intends to raze the establishments and build a giant, year-round sports bar and restaurant.

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