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03.18.15 Bucky Turco

Tuesday was St. Patrick’s Day, one of the rare days in New York where public intoxication is not only acceptable, but also encouraged. It’s a joyous day where even the NIMBY crowd, which rails so hard against the holiday’s bastard cousin, SantaCon, more or less shuts up. So ANIMAL went to one of Manhattan’s cheapest […]

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Prachi Gupta

Street fights are pretty much part of the deal on the bacchanalian tradition that St. Patrick’s Day has become, but here’s one that broke out in broad daylight just outside Bryant Park. The video shows a few presumably intoxicated people attempt to fight each other. As far as St. Paddy’s Day brawls go, this one […]

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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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09.03.14 Marina Galperina

A time-honored tradition of excluding gay groups from the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade crumbles this week. The New York Times reminds that for decades, “gays could march but were not allowed to carry anything identifying them as a group.” As first reported by the Irish Voice, OUT@NBCUniversal will be the first LGBT group to participate in the parade on March 17th, […]

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03.17.14 Marina Galperina

“Dublin is covered in vomit. I am hiding inside,” Irish artist Saoirse Wall tells us, pointing to this nifty EarthCam live stream as proof. So if you thought New York is getting into St. Patrick’s Day spirit rather early, it’s 8:30pm in Dublin and that’s what its famed tourist-beloved Temple Bar and the surrounding “cultural quarter” looks like. This is what […]

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02.04.14 Andy Cush

New York’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade has long barred openly gay and lesbian groups from marching in its ranks, and now LGBT leaders are fighting back. An open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio posted to Gay City News yesterday was signed dozens of activists and community members, and calls for no city officials to participate in the parade in […]

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03.05.12 Ed Daly

On the first Saturday of every March, Hoboken holds a St. Patrick’s Day parade. They have done this for 25 years. Considering the small town just across the Hudson from New York boasts more bars per square mile than anywhere in the country, it’s no surprise the celebration has turned into a famous pub crawl. […]

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03.17.10 Bucky Turco

Today, people all across the world, ceremoniously drank and paid homage to St. Patrick, the popular Catholic figure whose credited with chasing the snakes—aka the pagans—out of Ireland, while others celebrated the snakes. Choosing to recognize the traditional Druids that were persecuted if they didn’t convert, many pagans have embraced March 17th as “All Snakes […]

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03.16.10 Marina Galperina

Saturday, 40lbs of green dye were dumped into the Chicago River to commemorate tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s day, which just may be the trippiest day of the year for any river fish. Photo: Jennifer Roche […]

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