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NYC commuters strip down for the No Pants Subway Ride 2013

Once again, New York City commuters dropped their long johns and tights on Sunday for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.


Undeterred by a particularly nasty flu season, thousands of participants were expected this year.


The event, put on by the group Improv Everywhere, also takes place in more than 50 countries, according to their website.


“The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year.”


2013 marks the 12th anniversary of the No Pants Subway Ride.



59 Comments to “NYC commuters strip down for the No Pants Subway Ride 2013”

    tjwilson said:
    January 13, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    People are crazy, it's to damn cold.

    Donna said:
    January 13, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    omg what is the world coming too.

    John said:
    January 13, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Never See anything Like That In Bermuda!!!!!

    Kari said:
    January 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    That's nasty! You know what kind of infections you can catch like that? Put your clothes on!

      Live a Little said:
      January 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Oh please…

    Esther said:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM


      Alexa said:
      January 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      just so you are aware, most of these people bought new underwear for this event. i didnt see a single "dingy trail marked panty or streaked boxer".

    milly said:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    but a guy for flashing will get arrested what is the difference of this because its invented by a bored pc geek that s is bored or something public nudity is wrong period why tease sexual criminals to go on a attack spree having women do this type of lude nonsense please America needs better behavior keep this type of crap behind closed doors amongst the clowns from their freak circus

    TITO PEREZ said:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM


      Aura said:
      January 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      Guys did it too

      ladygsthoughts_ said:
      January 14, 2013 at 1:45 AM

      I agree Tito Perez. Just because a few people made it through the prank safely doesn't mean that someone won't get or hasn't gotten hurt. I wonder how some of these people, that think it's all great fun, will react when they find out someone did get hurt; will they blame the person that got hurt or will they realize how stupid it was? God bless them all.

    Brian said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Really folks? Lighten up! I was one of the participators and just got home. It was cold but it was all in good fun and put a mile on peoples faces. There is so much wrong with the world today and to brighten up someones day by pulling off an awesome gag like this, Well worth it. young wild and free!!! and even some senior citizens were out there.

      Alexa said:
      January 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Best comment!

      Jazzy said:
      January 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      Seems like some people here can't have a sense of humor or if not then I assume they are just upset that they didn't join in on the fun. Im a girl and I also participated this yr in NYC ^__^. It was my first yr attending the no pants subway ride and I had a blast. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next yr :P.

      Diamond said:
      January 14, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      That's cause you people need serious attention

    Brian said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Tito … The girls all either had Men with them or were with a group … there were over 3000 participants and we were all very safe … we even had police escorts throughout the subway… at no time did I feel like I was in danger or anyone around me.

      ladygsthoughts_ said:
      January 14, 2013 at 1:30 AM

      What happens after? Are these women going to be in groups all day everyday? Are cops going to be around them to protect them all day everyday? When the fun is over and everyone goes their seperate ways u don't believe that these girls were being watched? Lord forbid there should be an attempt on any of them.

    natalia said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    are you kidding me? this is so disgusting! why would anyone do this?? had people gone mad this is a easy way for rape! not a funny prank joke what ever this may be.. lol what if those people who participated wakes up tomarrow morning with ringworms on their buttocks for sitting on the transit gross!!!

      Gladys E. Rodriguez said:
      January 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      I'm sorry Natalia that was suppose to be a like not a thumbs down. THUMBS UP FOR YOU! X^D

    Lita said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    People are so childish.

      ladygsthoughts_ said:
      January 14, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      Childish because these politically correct people state the bad things that can happen or childish that this prank was pulled???Which one, cause i'm not childish for seeing the negative side of this prank. I've seen some horrid sh!t happen because of stupid pranks.

    Anngeannette said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    stupid!!! stupid!!!! stupid!!!! If someone fondled those ladies, don't arrest them. they (the ladies are flaunting their bodies like they are hookers. need a dollar ladies???? Guys are not so bad. either way, it was cold outside. stupid.

      nvwhatuc said:
      January 13, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      I don't necessarily agree with this form of expression either, but this is the most idiotic statement a person, let alone a woman, could make….shame on you!

      Chloe said:
      January 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Believe it or not, the way a woman dresses and/or presents herself is not an invitation to "fondle" her or touch her in any way. Anyone disgusting enough to put their hands on a woman participating in this should be arrested because touching someone else inappropriately and without their consent is wrong. Grow up, you are a disgrace.

        guest said:
        January 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM

        yea you say that now they have the protection of the NYPD and in groups but what happens after you people do thing but you don't think about how it will affect others after your stupid stunts. yes no one have the right to touch you but does that stop anyone from doing it! NO the disgusting image is already there in the sick perverts mind they don't think and just act on impulse ! thanks for putting the rest of us at risk dush bags!

    melly8989 said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    and u wonder why u find women raped and killed , really now ??? wow !! im shocked with all the crime in nyc wtf would they ever allow thid crap .

    melly8989 said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    and on a personal note if u have cellulite u dont belong here!!!!!!!!!

    Alexa said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    All these people commenting are way too uptight! I just got home from this. I really wasnt cold, nor did i ever feel unsafe. I'll be doing this event every year from now on.

      guest said:
      January 14, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      wow thanks for letting us know that to unwind people have to join degrading groups like this to get attention from people … go crawl back under the rock you came out from!

      Barney said:
      January 14, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      Glad you had a good time, I really enjoy hearing about this event. Keep your sense of humor and fun!

    tiffiny said:
    January 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    You prudes crack me up. I wear a lot less than that on public beaches and nobody ever questions that. Lighten up and have a laugh!

      ladygsthoughts_ said:
      January 14, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      Not a prude but i believe in being desent. I believe in sexy, classy and respecting yourself. If i make a statement you don't like don't try to lable me prude cause i'm not labeling you a hoe. Respect cause i respect you even though i don't know you. Peace.

    Dana said:
    January 13, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    thats just stupid! that's like saying " hey guy follow me home so you can rape me" . people dont think we DO NOT LIVE IN A NICE WORLD. THEIR ARE SICKO'S OUT THEIR!

      nvwhatuc said:
      January 13, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      It's *there honey….

      Jazzy said:
      January 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Dana you along with majority of the people are to closed minded. If you don't like what you see then stop looking. All of us women traveled in groups or at least with male friends. Not only that but when the event was over and it was time to go home everyone put their pants back on. Relax and take a chill pill. It was all in the spirit of fun :).

    Mike Hok said:
    January 13, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    I wanted to see the Filthy Clams.. hahaha

    louie said:
    January 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Then women wonder why they become a rape or sexually assaulted target .

    Pandora A said:
    January 13, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Im mad I forgot today was the day for this I would have so done this.

    Fern said:
    January 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Wow. So many uptight people. Definitely a bunch of NYers smh. I think the problem here is too many of you people are worried about ‘get serious’. Everyone thinks with the ‘with everything that’s going on in the world’ mentality. You’re losing your sense of humor and positivity and it’s a damn shame. Quit watching so much CNN (Constant Negative News) … Put on the Cartoon Network once in a while … Step out and enjoy the world. Time is limited.

      alexa said:
      January 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      fantastic outlook! i agree

    Greg Caulfield said:
    January 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    What do you expect ! Its is Generation Y , Most subway stripers 30 under. also the media Generation . These are the same people who dress up like Santa and miss Class , And get drunk and rude. That the world we live in today , I wish it was the 90's

    Megan said:
    January 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    we are all not perfect. so why not break some social norms and just do something crazy and adventurous. im pretty sure the whole world has done something crazy, but are too scared to admit that they are normal ! :)
    enjoy all, next year will be my crazy year of adventure!!!

      Diamond said:
      January 14, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      Yes but I don't need to put it out for the world to see. I'm more interesting when I keep people thinking in how adventurous I can be. Stimulate the mind, killing them with suspense of what could or how interesting I could be.

    ladygsthoughts_ said:
    January 14, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Ok, so people were in groups, cops were readily available, how about after the fun n game is over and there are no cops around, groups have scattered and people who were watched participating, especially the women, something bad happens to one or a few of them? did any of the fun lovers think about that?

    ladygsthoughts_ said:
    January 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Wow!!! some of you happygolucky people are on waaaaay tooo much medication or just plain ol' blind to reality. Yeah….i don't know if i want to visit my home anymore if that's the kind of mentality i have to look forward to. That's just not safe.

    fredscabz said:
    January 14, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    ok, i wasnt there but im in the tristate area and i would prob not join in that type of activity but whats the point of judging someone for just wearing underwear and being mostly clothed…i mean c'mon people its 2013 and im sure as hell not amish and we've all seen crazier things on tv…lets not have some people going on the damn subway put your pantys in a bunch..get over it…theres ALOT more important things going on in this world…sit back and have a good laugh and appreciate the simple goofy things in life.

    nunnya said:
    January 14, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    wow chick in blue with phone by door Hot Hot Hot

    Alejandro said:
    January 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    What would the mega/mini churches do with a no pants Sunday worship?

    nopantsrider said:
    January 14, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Oh people.. you're so close minded.. Being bold enough to be different than society's expectations is LIVING! This was sooo amazingly fun and would recommend anyone with a boring, uptight lifestyle to do do and learn what it means to be free-spirited AKA not caring about your negative, uptight comments and just enjoying the fun of the moment.. Lighten up!

    NoWay said:
    January 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Please, the guys wear wearing boxers halfway to their knees! If they had their asses hanging out like the women do, I doubt so many people would be all happy-go-lucky about it, especially men.

    Dina said:
    January 14, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    This is NY people…People do fun and crazy outlandish things… This was my first year participating and it was GREAT! There were so many people…Its a great way to let loose and socialize and have fun…Of course the whole idea was for people to stay in the subways and only go outside for the meeting and after party at the bars…My group however walked down 42nd Street ;-) Hey now! Live a little… Just be safe when you do it :-)

    Cameron said:
    January 14, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Ok. Subway riders are crazy. So this does not SURPRIZE me.

    Jackie said:
    January 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Wow! That’s crazy I can’t believe people would do such a thing. Like hello people have some respect for yourself and for others especially children that ride the trains. Get a life.

    Jose said:
    January 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Wouldn't it be good if we start doing the feed the homeless Sunday, Or lest clean the park Sunday, Or the no video games and lets go to the park and play Sunday, we are becoming puppets of no good deeds, we don't care no more…..!

    Born1994 said:
    January 25, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Back in my day, people wore pants. Some of them even wore skirts and shorts. This is the degeneration of modern society.

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