Monday morning I found out that I'd missed out on a terrific photo-op.
Sunday had been the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride Day, instigated by a group called Improv Everywhere. I had spent most of the day inside with Rupert, since Mark was working. Shucks!!
Yes, about 3,500 slightly insane New Yorkers took off their pants in 32F degree weather and rode around on the subway. Wind gusts were 47 miles per hour, but of course, that's above ground.
The No Pants gig was coordinated with 50 cities all over the world, including Sydney, Brisbane and Wellington, so one didn't have to be freezing one's, eh....pants off, if you know what I mean.
For some videos of this Sunday's No Pants Day as well as those of previous years, click here for the Improv Everywhere site.
For a huge spread on the Boing Boing website, click here.
ps: A huge thank-you to my friend Lily Hydrangea for her post yesterday showing one of my photos. Lily has a lovely blog showing Long Island, just a stone's throw from Manhattan and Brooklyn. She takes day trips all over the place, so you really get a sense of the variety of the New York area.
For sticklers and to really confuse you, Brooklyn is located on Long Island. The Hamptons and several popular beaches are located there, too. Montauk can be found at the very eastern tip.
Related posts: More Free Hugs, in Union Square, The Lower Half of the Pants, in Park Slope, Brooklyn and Big Green Monster, in Midtown.