Posts in Category: New York City

No Pants Subway Ride

The No Pants Subway Ride was held in dozens of cities on Jan. 8, 2017. It began as a stunt in 2002 in New York and has taken place in cities around the world ever since. Organizers call it “an international celebration of silliness.”

It’s beginning to look like Christmas in the Big Apple

Every year around Christmastime, New York City transforms into a veritable winter wonderland, with charming and elegant decorations that outshine the typical holiday tinsel. Enormous red ornaments outside Radio City Music Hall, tall nutcrackers outside offices on Park Avenue and tastefully adorned Christmas trees throughout Manhattan lend world-famous sights the extra touch of magic that keeps visitors returning to the Big Apple each December. (Michael Walsh/Yahoo News)

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exhibitionism’

The Rolling Stones’ first major exhibition, “Exhibitionism,” delivered by DHL, made its North American debut in New York City on Nov. 12. Following its star-studded opening in London, which garnered rave reviews and drew huge crowds, “Exhibitionism” has come across the pond to the iconic Industria in the West Village.

2016 NYC Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 97th annual Veterans Day parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with marching bands, people on floats, veterans groups and military units. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Flagstaff to honor the fallen.

2016 New York City Marathon

Eritrean world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenyan Mary Keitany powered to dominant victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Keitany became the first woman in three decades to win three consecutive New York marathons with a runaway performance. The 34-year-old took the lead by the ninth mile, made a major move by the 15th mile and won by more than three minutes in 2:24:26.
Ghebreslassie’s victory ended a string of four victories in a row by Kenyan men in the race and denied the African nation a fourth consecutive sweep of New York men’s and women’s titles.

Election Day 2016

The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine. Trump took office as the 45th President, and Pence as the 48th Vice President, on January 20, 2017. Concurrent with the presidential election, Senate, House, and many gubernatorial and state and local elections were also held on November 8.

Voters selected members of the Electoral College in each state, in most cases by “winner-takes-all” plurality; those state electors in turn voted for a new president and vice president on December 19, 2016. While Clinton received about 2.9 million more votes nationwide, a margin of 2.1%, or 48% of the total cast, Trump won with 56% of electors in the Electoral College, winning 30 states with 306 pledged electors out of 538. He won the perennial swing states of Florida, Iowa and Ohio, as well as Clinton’s “blue wall” states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which had been Democratic strongholds in presidential elections since the 1990s. Leading up to the election, a Trump victory was projected unlikely by most media forecasts.

The 43rd Village Halloween Parade

Election 2016 was clearly the unofficial theme at the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York City, as thousands of costumed revelers made their way up Manhattan’s 6th avenue after sundown Monday night.
From sombreros to walls, and Alicia Machado, and plenty of Trump mask in between, see some of the best political costumes on display at this year’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan.

‘Star Trek’ 50th anniversary exhibit

The Paley Center for Media will display the original art exhibit “Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.” on Sept. 16-25, 2016, making it the only place in New York to catch the global art tour.

Created to commemorate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, the out-of-this-world exhibit, curated by CBS Consumer Products, will feature original 2-D and 3-D artwork, expressed through various media, by 50 artists from 10 countries, including the late actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy and actress Mayim Bialik.

The Tribute in Light

In what has become one of the most moving — and visible — 9/11 memorials, two giant pillars of light near where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood were turned on in lower Manhattan this week to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.