I.C. Waters (I.C. NYC Episode 1)

We just kicked off our new web series on Youtube. I.C. NYC is a six episode documentary series exploring some of the hidden corners and unsung experiences of New York City.

The first episode I.C. Waters has us at the Polar Bear Swim which takes place every New Year’s Day at Coney Island where a bunch of crazies jump in the ocean. We had to find out who does this and why.

The Polar Bear Swim is a Coney Island tradition. On New Year’s Day, the Polar Bear Club who swim off this beach all winter long invite the world to join them for a plunge in the near freezing Atlantic Ocean. What better way to start I.C. NYC than by participating in this New Year’s tradition? Are these people just crazy or are the health benefits of cold water for real? And more pressingly, is this just some white people shit? The IC’s aim to find out!

Directed by Casimir Nozkowski
Edited by Dino Ostrowsky
Music by Bless-1
Producers: Robin Oye, Jesse Wilson, Cornelius van Gorkom

With I.C. NYC, we’ll be putting out a new episode every two weeks, all summer long.

We dropped a sweet promo for the whole series last week.