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4) Running Barefoot for the Whole Stretch of the Coney Island Shoreline: exercise in foot calluses
Did you know that Coney Island was originally an actual island but it was later developed into the peninsula that it is today?
And that "Coney" comes from the old Dutch word "Conyne" which means rabbit because there were so many wild rabbits living there?
And that there are no more rabbits because they were all killed by people and their developments?
Well, now you know!
Also, Coney Island is four miles long, and is the perfect place for a mid-length race in Brooklyn's own Olympics.
Run, run down the sand!
Avoid the errant condoms and plastic bags that are tangled up in piles of seaweed on the shoreline!
And avoid the broken glass and random syringe poking up out of the golden sand.
It's true that no syringes have been found on Coney Island lately, but they're popping up all over the place on other NYC beaches!
But, really, please avoid these things!
You could get hurt.
Probably you wouldn't catch any dreaded diseases, but is that really a chance you want to take?