Despite Frigid Temperatures, People Show Up Pantless On NYC Subway

Despite frigid temperatures, people still showed up pantless on the New York City subway to celebrate the international “No Pants Subway” event on Sunday.

The event took off at 3 p.m. from Union Station despite a temperature of 17 degrees and a wind chill of 10 degrees. The event is organized by the group Improv Everywhere, with the intention of causing “scenes of chaos and joy in public places.”

“The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants,” according to its website.


The event started in 2002 with only a mere six people but since then gained the attraction of thousands of eager subway riders. The participants are also each given a schedule of a specific spot to take off their pants, added CBS.

Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles also participated in the event stateside, while London and other foreign cities celebrated the day.

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