Thousands of New Yorkers stepped on to subway trains Sunday wearing everything but theirpants.
The 14th annual No Pants Subway Ride is a prank performance, during which people wearingovercoats, scarves, gloves — anything but their pants — board subway cars and appear asthough they do not know each other.
The pants-less rides started in 2002 with seven participants. More than 3,700 people RSVPedto the 2015 New York event on a Facebook page, and rides were held in cities around the U.S.and world, including Paris, Sydney and Mexico City.
Charlie Todd, who founded the event, said he thought about 4,000 people came out in NewYork. Todd said the 2015 event is memorable because it’s the first year he’s participated as afather.
Todd said he rode the train sans pants with his wife and 7-month-old son, who wore a pair ofboxers over his diaper.
“This is something that I’ve wanted to do for four years, and now I finally moved to New York,”said Alano Mitchell, 27, who wore a sportcoat and dress shirt on top, speedo on the bottom.
Kara Bolden, 29, who wore said she participated in the ride from Williamsburg to Union Squareto “have fun in the city and meet new people.”
None of the pants-free revelers said they were concerned with a run-in with police. There wereno arrest or summons given as of late Sunday afternoon.
“It’s not illegal to not wear pants,” a police spokesman said.