On Sunday, January 10, New Yorkers dropped their drawers for the 9th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride. Our first-hand, no-pants report here; photos from 2008 and 2009 here. This year's photos by Paul Quitoriano.
When you picture a bull-riding competition, does it have a Coldplay soundtrack? How about Rihanna? Lady Gaga? I didn't think so either; I was expecting George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Toby Keith. More of the music writer Phil Freeman heard here.
If you thought you let it all hang out on New Year's Eve, you should probably consult the experts. Nate "Igor" Smith followed the Burning Angel girls from their official party back to Beauty Bar, by which point the skins outnumbered the shirts.
The Cookie Takedown, brainchild of Matt Timms (he of the Bacon, Chili, Fondue and Cheese Takedowns), took place under the dangling chandeliers of Brooklyn's Bell House on Sunday, December 20. Read more about the event here.
People dressed like Santa for DJ $mall Change's party in Williamsburg and to watch hoola hoopers, fire jugglers, and ladies hanging from the ceiling. Warning: Graphic proof of reindeer-Santa hybrids in this slideshow.