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12.15.14 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, the nearly 30,000-strong Millions March in NYC coincided with the BroFest known as SantaCon, with the former walking purposefully from Washington Square throughout Manhattan while the latter group staggered its way south from Midtown. While there was obvious tension between the two groups of people, there was also noticeable compassion and support. The […]

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12.12.14 Bucky Turco

Tomorrow is SantaCon — or as the local media would have you believe Santageddon — the day where New Yorkers purportedly hide indoors while boisterous men and women dressed in Santa outfits descend upon the city and destroy everything in their path. Though it’s no different from any other festive holiday bar crawl, like those […]

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12.11.14 Bucky Turco

While it’s socially acceptable for the drunken masses to stumble around New York on St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve, there’s no place in this city for SantaCon. That’s the message being sent by the torch-and-pitchfork crowd to organizers of the yearly pub crawl. Earlier today, the newly lawyered-up revelers announced a change in […]

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Bucky Turco

SantaCon, an annual debaucherous event that’s no worse than St. Patrick’s Day or New Year’s Eve, has received an unprecedented amount of manufactured outrage this year from the media, bar owners, block associations, the MTA, and the city itself. Amidst this backlash, the organization has retained the services of famed civil right lawyer and former […]

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11.25.14 Bucky Turco

For some reason, 2014 is the year to hate SantaCon. Although the annual drinkfest has had its detractors in the past, the backlash is more concentrated than ever with bar owners, community organizations and even the City of New York, officially rejecting the group’s repeated attempts to establish a kicking-off-point for attendees. But how come […]

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11.20.14 Bucky Turco

The annual event known as SantaCon is THE cool thing to hate right now, and so it looks like the frat-ty expedition is going to have to look for a new neighborhood to kick off their yuletide-inspired debauchery this year. After announcing its plans to invade Bushwick, and the resulting NIMBY backlash, organizers have decided […]

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11.19.14 Bucky Turco

Just like St. Patrick’s Day, SantaCon is an annual event that attracts a lot of annoying people who commit deplorable acts on the streets of New York City, except they wear red, not green. Yet for some reason, it’s the latter spectacle that turns so many New Yorkers into modern-day Grinches. After it was reported […]

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11.17.14 Amy K. Nelson

Anyone who’s had the unfortunate coincidence of being in the East Village on a weekend in mid-December over the last few years now has cause to celebrate, because the annual horrible tradition that is SantaCon is leaving Manhattan for Brooklyn, Bushwick Daily reports. Each year, the bros and broettes dress up as Santa Claus, bar […]

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12.17.13 Matt Harvey

Yesterday’s SantaCon recaps, most of which focused on the catchily titled “Santapocalypse” YouTube video of brawling Santas near Union Square, hid a more mundane truth: according to the NYPD’s own stats, the hysteria leading up to the yearly mass meet-up had been a sort of moral panic. The thousands of costumed Santas, elves, Yeti and the […]

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12.13.13 Andy Cush

After Midtown police officers did everything in their power to get SantaCon out of their neighborhood this year, the event’s organizers announced it would be parading drunkenly through the Lower East Side and Brooklyn instead, and LES cops are following suit. The NYPD’s 7th Precinct is asking area establishment owners to bar any Santas from […]

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