New York City police are looking into a brawl caught on video of a group of men dressed in Santa suits.
The annual New York City SantaCon bar crawl is underway despite the wintry weather.
After complaints about boorish, bar-hopping St. Nicks got attention from local officials and police, the event’s ringleaders are trying to quell the SantaCon-troversy ahead of this year’s gathering Saturday.
An annual bar crawl known as SantaCon that features people dressed as Santa Claus drinking their way through the city has been blamed for stopping traffic, clogging streets, and wreaking havoc around Manhattan.
Authorities are handing out a letter to several bars in the city, asking businesses to consider the negative impact that SantaCon has on the community.
Lt. John Cocchi, head of the Midtown North Precinct’s Special Operations division, has sent letters to 30 bars and nightclubs in Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen asking them not to sponsor this year’s SantaCon, a day-long bar crawl of revelers dressed as St. Nicholas.
The city of Hoboken cancelled the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade because of drunken rowdiness in recent years, but there will be something to celebrate.
A Christmastime tradition is set to take over the city Saturday, as thousands will gather to give meaning to the phrase, “Eat, drink and be merry.”
A Christmastime tradition took over the city Saturday, as thousands gathered to give meaning to the phrase, “Eat, drink and be merry.”