At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
Now that the streets have been cleared of SantaCon debris, it's time to get out and take advantage of the last few days before the holidays. We've rounded up a few special activities taking place this week that don't require a rental costume.
Merry War on Christmas! Did you miss it? No? Well, too bad, because after ten years it appears to be as important and obnoxious a part of our solstice revels as SantaCon and "Wonderful Christmastime." But though sheer habit and a taste for proven clickbait may be what keeps rightbloggers on the Wo ... More >>
You better watch out if you live around Tompkins Square Park because come 10 a.m., the sleepy public square will be crawling with brass monkey-breathed Santas primed for a day of drunken revelry. The Alphabet City park is the official starting place for this year's SantaCon.
The impending rush of SantaCon is knocking at the bar door, and we don't blame you if the wave of drunken red and white revelers gives you a case of the bah humbugs. It's a good excuse to lock yourself inside with a copy of Love, Actually, but we think you should get out and go to something tasty.
The New York page of the SantaCon website is cluttered with clip art, widgets, hyperlinks, highlighted text, and costume ads. Among all the noise though, one little red box manages to distinguish itself. "Get Married by Santa!" it says. "[Special offer for santas]" Initially horrified by this idea, ... More >>
The trees have been lit, the rinks have been iced, and all the good shopping deals are gone. Get out and enjoy the city; it's a good time of year for it.
Reports last week that NYPD officers were encouraging bars not to serve SantaCon participants were received as either a Christmas miracle or the news-equivalent of a lump of coal. Hand-wringing over the annual holiday-themed bar crawl was, for better or worse, a bit overblown. Right now, only a smal ... More >>
New York, New York. The name luxuriously repeated by Frank Sinatra and later rejuvenated by Jay-Z evokes images of the city's guilty nightlife, where everyone who hustled and bustled all day finally let their vices loose. It's the lifeblood of our weekends in this hedonist metropolis, when bars, clu ... More >>
Santas, get those vocal cords ready
Here is another reminder that the most wonderful time of the year is weighing upon us like last year's leftover fruit cake. If you find yourself in Astoria tomorrow between 12 and 4 p.m., you should know that the semi-clad Santas running through the streets are doing it for charity. It's the second ... More >>