There were multiple different starting points for this year's SantaCon: Hoboken, Astoria, two in Brooklyn. Our photographer Paul Quintoriano started with a group in Crown Heights at a bar called Franklin Park, which went over to the Brooklyn Museum, then to Stone Street in the Financial District, and finally to Washington Square Park where all of ther santas from the five locations finally converged.
Another night at the Wired Store yielded a set by Theophilus London, another by James Burke, a whole bunch of his model friends, as well as an appearance by Abel Ferrara. The reception was held in support of Tck Tck Tck, Kofi Annan's fight against global warming initiative.
Since 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach has slowly usurped the original Art Basel (in Basel, Switzerland) in size, popularity, and importance. There are numerous alternative fairs, such as Scope, Pulse and NADA, in other parts of town. There are also parties. Lots and lots of parties.
The fifth annual David-Bowie-themed bash and costume party went down on Saturday, December 5 at Le Poisson Rouge with a fashion show and DJ sets by Josh Madden, Michael T, Justine D, and Johnny Dynell.
The weekly Tuesday party 66Sick rang in its second-and-a-half year anniversary with a live screamathon by Andrew WK and a five-pound tub of gummy worms in place of vodka for the alcohol-free host, Josh Madden.
The three day Dances of Vice festival kicked off its weekend with a boat tour on The Rose for a night of elaborate costumes and performances by puppeteers, belly dancers, the Ragwater Revue, and sometime Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione.
Moby, Chris Noth, Nicole Atkins, Brian McGraw, and that guy from 30 Rock all stopped by for the opening of Wired's fourth annual pop-up store, which will remain open in the Meatpacking District until December 28.
Love it or hate it, the G train—the subway line that connects Queens to Brooklyn—is having a moment, of sorts. A fresh take on the Miss Subways Pageant, the first-ever Miss G Train Pageant took place last night at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg. Here're 10 of the 11 contestants. More abo...