Dec

16

Santa has come to town

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Ashley Nin brings us this dispatch of a santa sighting like never before:

3:15pm – Waiting for the 1 train at Columbus Circle.

3:17pm – About a dozen policemen walk up whispering fervently into their walkie-talkies.

3:20pm – 1 train finally arrives. Each car is packed with people donning Santa Claus costumes. Train is too packed; I don’t get on.

3:22pm – Another 1 train arrives with fewer Santas. I get on and mingle with a group of them. They were hesitant as to explain themselves, but I was able to convince one to give me the scoop: There is a moving Santa Convention happening today in the city. The main group of Santas was on the full train; the guys I spoke to were just trying to catch up. They all exited at the 66th street exit and moved on to their next meeting place.

Though I cannot write this with complete certainty, I am pretty sure that most of them did not study here.

More photos after the jump.

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27 Comments

  1. holy crap  

    That is amazing. Thank you for reporting this! Thank god for quick-thinking Bwog tipsters armed with digital cameras.

  2. crap  

    and i have a santa suit just gathering dust in my closet. i wish i had known about this.

  3. gothamist.com  

    had this on their "events" update yesterday. if i had a costume (and didn't have 4 finals in 37 hours starting on monday), i would have participated. all they do all day is drink, and give away toys to small children.

    btw bwog, your links aren't working.

  4. Bwog  

    Just caught the links problem, check now.
    -SEV

  5. but...but  

    ...but this didn't happen at Columbia. I don't see how Bwog has any relation or territory here.

    • That's why

      The reporting sort of sucked... why bother? BWOG is diluting its quality product by dipping into areas where others do a better job.

      • Why is it  

        that every time bwog puts up a random report that they are providing merely as a means of comedic relief, they get lambasted for everything from "horrible reporting" to "not relevant"? You're the ones who choose to read it. If you don't like it, don't read it. Where's all this anger coming from?

  6. awesome!  

    thanks for posting this!

  7. Santacon

    this is wikipediable. It's awesome and happens every year.

  8. actually  

    I think these sort of posts are what blogs are great for. Random in-depth interviews? Um... ok.

  9. anon  

    KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

  10. rock on bwog  

    there's something to be said for experiences students are having (even off campus) that are all part of the columbia experience.

  11. hmm  

    that seems pretty flaky to me

  12. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH  

    YOU ARE BIG FLAKE! STOP IT WITH YOUR WAR ON CHRISTMAS! I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOUR VEIL TO YOUR HIDDEN AGENDA!

    FLAKY NO COME BACK TO THIS BLOG EVER AGAIN! GET OUTTA HERE WITH YOUR ATTITUDE!

    • Er...  

      Happy Hannukah everybody!

      *ducks*

      • so how  

        about that display of religiosity on low steps. i wonder if the reaction would be different if it were a manager.

        or a passion play complete with cross-bearing christ.

        • I have  

          absolutely no idea what you're talking about...the menorah?...the menorah that stayed their for like 2 hours and then disappeared?

          ...also, it's a little early for christ to be bearing a cross. he hasn't been born yet!
          *forgets to censor self for irrelgiosity, which is a very fun word, by the by*

          For those keeping score at home, I'm merely a crazy guy whose slowly unspooling over his Chinese final tomorrow...

  13. i just  

    wonder if columbia would permit a christian group to put up a manager each night for the tweleve days of christmas. just a theoretical question.

    or for a passion play in the spring.

    and yes i was talking about the menorah. definately the first time it has been at columbia since i've been here.

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