Improv Everywhere's 13th annual No Pants Subway Ride was yesterday, and it is exactly what it sounds like. In over 60 cities in 25 countries around the world, people were convinced it was a good idea to walk around in their skivvies and ride the subway—watch out for butt germs! Illustrator Paul Tuller and I took the F train (with our pants on) from 2nd Ave to to 53rd street and back down to Union Square. This is what we saw.
Deva Mahal and Steph Brown have put together an exceptional group of musicians for a one night performance at Joe's Pub. Jaleel Bunton (from TV on The Radio) and Jeremy Freer are on guitar, Fen Ikner is on percussion, and Mister Reed is on backup vocals. Deva invited me to a rehearsal and we shot a quick video to give you a sneak peek.
French artist JR (the guy in the glasses in the image above) was awarded the TED Prize in 2011 for his project titled Inside Out. He was recently selected by the New York City Ballet for their NYCB Art Series. The photo-based collaboration will be presented to the public on January 23, February 7, and February 13th. Tickets are $29 and can be purchased here—if you are in town check it out.
Mayor Bill de Blasio invited guests to Gracie Mansion, "your house," as the mayor likes to call it—yesterday afternoon for a special open house celebrating his new administration. Thousands of New Yorkers from all five boroughs lined up outside of his/our home for more than two hours for a chance to be corralled through four rooms of the mansion ('the tour') and to get a photo taken with the mayor.