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Brooklyn, it’s time to make public your privates.

Thousands of folks across the city will be showing some leg on Sunday at the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride — and this time, Brooklyn will represent so hard that it will be forever known as the Borough of Tighty Whities.

The rules are simple: bring your friends to Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick or the Old Stone House in Park Slope at 3 pm, get signed up for a group and a specific train, and take off your pants. Act as you normally would on the subway — by reading a copy of The Brooklyn Paper, of course — and if you’re questioned, say something along the lines of “I forgot to wear pants today.”

Don’t worry; it’s completely legal, and you’ll be joining our staff in all of our leopard-print glory (viral YouTube video to follow).

The bottomless journey is not a protest of the recent fare hike, just the group Improv Everywhere’s way of having fun.

“It’s going to be ridiculously epic,” said Bushwick resident Eric Alba. “I’m not sure what I’ll wear yet, but I’m trying to decide between flashy and bright or small and tight.”

The choice is yours.

No Pants Subway Ride in either Williamsburg (Maria Hernandez Park at Starr Street and Irving Avenue) or Park Slope (Old Stone House of Brooklyn at Fourth Avenue and Third Street), Jan. 9, 3 pm. For info, visit www.improveverywhere.com.

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Or from Yellow Hook says:
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All this effort and you could be helping the poor, but why do the poor always live in such bad neighborhoods!
Jan. 4, 2011, 9:24 am
Grimbles from Saskatchewan says:
I would contend it takes far less effort to not wear pants. If anything, effort is conserved en masse and may, as a side effect, help the poor.
Jan. 4, 2011, 8:28 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Remember -
Yellow in the Front!
Brown in the back!
Jan. 4, 2011, 9:31 pm
Myrtle Willoughby from Clinton Hill says:
The stupidity of these people is revealed by their holding this event in January rather than July or August. And if they think I'm being cold, wait till Sunday!
Jan. 5, 2011, 5:50 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Myrtle, you could have stopped at stupidity.
Jan. 5, 2011, 9:23 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Myrtle, you could have stopped at stupidity.
Jan. 5, 2011, 9:23 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
God made all men, but Cold makes them equal.
Jan. 7, 2011, 3:59 pm
Twelve Step from Bushwick says:
everyone who thinks this event is stupid should be less ashamed of their small genitals and/or weird ugly legs. who cares about it being cold? this is just a bunch of people coming together, getting on the same wave length for an afternoon, doing something fun. If you are against that, you might as well just be a Nazi.
Jan. 8, 2011, 8:05 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
12 Step, I wouldn't want any of them to have to make ammends for their actions, thou they would be admitting to other human beings their faults.
Jan. 9, 2011, 9:42 am

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