SantaCon

About that Mass SantaCon Subway Fare Evasion

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

Amidst the SantaCon madness this past Saturday, a gaggle of costumed activists jumped the turnstiles at the Astor Place subway station in the East Village. A video showing the mass action immediately went viral on Twitter. It was unclear at the time whether this was coordinated or just a bunch of revelers partying for SantaCon. […]

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SantaCon is Coming to Town (on Saturday)

Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

Mark your calendars – Saturday is the day to hunker down and maybe not hit your favorite local hangout. SantaCon is coming to town. While the Lower East Side has been excluded from the official route in recent years, there remains plenty of spillover. (Exact start location is a secret until day of.) It begins […]

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What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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Orchard Street Now a ‘Jingle Hell’ with Fornicating Reindeer and Pissing Santa

Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

Of golden showers and horny reindeer. The Skinny has taken that SantaCon spirit and foisted it upon Hell Square with the kitschy “Jingle Hell’s” television promo stunt. Installing new signage and lewd Christmas decorations on the roof of 174 Orchard Street. Such as this pissing Santa, complete with neon yellow stream; or the fornicating reindeer […]

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SantaCon will Puke up the Neighborhood on December 10

Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

SantaCon is coming to town on December 10. Brace yourselves, Williamsburg, they’re after you. Again. Yet that doesn’t mean the Lower East Side will be spared the drunken misery. So, be sure to avoid spillover at the usual hotspots. Since the annual shitshow is basically a one-costume version of Halloween, it’s fitting that the announcement […]

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SantaCon Chronicles: The Drunken Santas Are Already Here

Posted December 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

And it begins. SantaCon 2015 is here. Despite minimal participation in the official SantaCon route (i.e. only The Delancey), the Lower East Side isn’t immune to the spillover. Just wait. Given the uncharacteristically balmy December weather, this event could turn ugly real quick. Santas are already parading through the neighborhood looking for a good time. Be […]

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Peep These DIY Anti-SantaCon Shirts

Last modified December 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

Enterprising Boogie reader Edmund Dunn decided to create a few anti-SantaCon tshirt prototypes ahead of the unwanted festivities tomorrow. Each of the DIY garments includes images of a drunken bar crawler in a compromising position. One even includes a hat-tip to Boogie. Unfortunately for those interested, these shirts aren’t available for purchase. Dunn also wanted you […]

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Nix the Crawl: The DL No Longer Hosting SantaCon, LES Dwellers Steps Up Opposition Campaign [UPDATED]

Last modified December 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

SantaCon is coming in two days, whether you like it or not. So, get ready. The bar crawl (with Costume Jim Glaser purportedly at the helm) kicks off in Williamsburg and will eventually make its way to the East Village. But first, there will be a stop at the scourge of a club, The DL […]

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Electeds Demand SantaCon Adopt ‘Good-Neighbor Principles’

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:12 am

​For the third year running, a coalition of lawmakers has united to fight the scourge of SantaCon. Yesterday afternoon, State Senator Brad Hoylman, along with City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senators Adriano Espaillat, Liz Krueger and Daniel Squadron, Assembly Members Deborah Glick, Richard Gottfried and Linda Rosenthal, and Councilmembers Daniel […]

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Dueling Drunks: SantaCon and Unsilent Night Same-Day Invasion This Saturday

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:19 am

​It’s a perfect storm of unwanted holiday cheer this year, with two notorious “crawls” simultaneously invading downtown. SantaCon is not the only rodeo this Saturday (December 12); it will share the spotlight with Unsilent Night. The annual Unsilent Night – entering its 24th year in existence – is the brainchild of minimalist composer Phil Kline and […]

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