Hundreds of scantily clad New Yorkers ran through Central Park on July 6th as part of the Aquaphor NYC Triathlon weekend event. While the real triathlon is scheduled for this Sunday, June 8th, a crowd full of people showed up in their most patriotic undergarments for the 5th annual event. Titled "Celebrate America", the run was 1.7 miles through Central Park and brought out exhibitionists, kids (the youngest registered runner was 7), and the infamous Naked Cowboy.
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY CANDACE WHEELER
On July 6th, CBGB Fest was slated to take over Webster Hall with performances from Absolution, Sai Nam, Vision of Disorder, Sick Of It All, and Cro-Mags. Sick Of It All and Cro-Mags never took the stage, however, because Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan allegedly burst into the VIP section and...
On July 6, Roger Waters played Yankee Stadium. Kory Grow writes at Sound of the City:
Size matters. Roger Waters proved this Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he put on his biggest-yet production of one of the biggest albums of all time, his former band Pink Floyd's double-LP The Wall, which...
Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia saw the Made in America Festival, a first-year music festival organized by Jay-Z, who headlined Saturday night. Pearl Jam headlined Sunday night. Photos by Marcos Torres for the Houston Press.
The Bowery Ballroom was the place to be on June 21st. 350 people came out to see who would be representing New York in the US Air Guitar Championship. Competitors let it rip as they took the stage with nothing but their wits and unbridled passion for (air)...
The Wolf Party took over Le Souk yet again and it did not disappoint. All the wild boys and girls came out to start the special mid-week weekend right, making it an Independence Day to remember. Or forget.
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It's as American as apple pie--hell, it's way more American than apple pie: The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. On July 4th, the world's best competitive eaters duked it out at the sport's signature event. Joey Chestnut won his 6th title by downing 68 franks. Tim "Eater X"...
Brains. Dance. Brains. Dance. Brains. Dance. Brains. Dance. Sounds simple when you read it, but when you're actually piling copious amounts of human brain into your gullet while dancing, it can get pretty tough. Case in point: Webster Hall's Zombie Rave. Our own Laura June Kirsch was there on...
To celebrate the 100th model on Ellen Stagg's website StaggStreet.com, the Bell House hosted an evening of burlesque, fire eating, and general nude fun on June 28th. Nate "Igor" Smith was there, and as usual, he captured all the crazy (and very NSFW) action.
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The Let's Play House party crew took over Loreley in Brooklyn on June 30 for beer, music, dancing, and more beer. Populette, Brennan Green, Phil South & James Friedman provided the tunes as everyone said a hearty goodbye to June and a warm hello to July. Rabbit.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
Robert Sietsema is always working for you. This week, he found New York's best cheap eats. We're talking seriously cheap here, not $15-that's-pretty-good-for-a-cheeseburger-in-Manhattan cheap. 75 cent pizza cheap, dig?
Check out his full list here.
ALL PHOTOS BY ROBERT SIETSEMA
Swedish rockers The Hives brought their brand of garage rock to Terminal 5 on June 22nd. Their concert tour coincides with the release of their new album, "Lex Hives" the band's first release since 2007's "The Black and White Album."
Photographs by Liz Siporin