While New Yorkers don’t like to catch your eye in the street, they are a happy, outgoing lot who grab at a chance to get dressed up, rage around the streets getting in everyone’s way and getting high on whatever drinks float their boat.
The way it’s done can vary widely however. The most well known ‘crawl’ in NYC for years has been Santa Con which invovles people dressing themselves up in santa costumes and then doing a pub crawl which ends with most of the participants getting completely drunk, then throwing up, pissing everywhere and fighting in the streets.
For these reasons it has alienated most neighborhoods in NYC and it’s gradually getting squeezed out of the fun calendar of things to do. See Video 2.
Now a new ‘crawl’ is making the news. This one is populated by juice junkies, gym rats and all those New Yorkers who get high not on alcholic beverages but pure cold press juices and endorphins. Both events operate on the same business model however.
The operaters of both link up with providers of alcohol or cold pressed juices respectively to provide the necessary, charge people to go on the crawl and then everyone makes a buck. Now there’s nothing wrong with that and both celebrate what a varied and wonderful thing life is.
And some of those juices on offer sound fantastic. How would you like a juice made from a combintion of avocado, basil, spinach, mint, lemon, ginger, fig and lettuce? Totally yummy right! And Juice Crawls, see the videeo, operate throughout the year whereas Santa Con is only on once a year.
But the big question is how many alcohol ‘crawlers’ are there in NYC versus juice ‘crawlers. And will Santa.Con fade away while juice crawlers rise? Who will rule New York’s sreets after dark?