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No pants? No problem if you’re riding the subway today reported the International Business Times on January 11, 2014.

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The 13th annual No Pants Subway ride takes place today in cities across the nation. Thousands of participants in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles will take to the rails and ride sans pants.

The No Pants Subway Ride was started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere, a New York improvisational group.

In an interview with USA Today, Charlie Todd, founder of Improv Everywhere, said No Pants Day was started "to be a positive thing to make people laugh and smile."

According to Impro Everywhere, the event has gained worldwide popularity and has been spread to 29 countries.

In the US, New York participants will meet at 3 p.m. at one of following seven locations:

  • Uptown Manhattan: Meet at the Great Hill in Central Park
  • Queens: Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park
  • Lower East Side: Meet at Sarah Roosevelt Park on Houston
  • Downtown Manhattan: Meet at Foley Square
  • Brooklyn: Meet by the Old Stone House
  • Astoria: Meet at Hoyt Playground
  • Williamsburg/Bushwick: Meet at Maria Hernandez Park

Washington, D.C. participants will meet at Hancock Park by L’Enfant Plaza Metro at 2 p.m.

Riders in Chicago will meet at the roof deck of the parking garage at 1210 W Arthur at 12 p.m.

And Los Angeles participants will meet at 1 p.m. at one of the five stations:

  • Sierra Madre Via station on the Gold Line in Pasadena
  • Atlantic station on the Gold Line in East Los Angeles
  • North Hollywood station on the Red Line in North Hollywood
  • Wilshire/Western station on the Purple Line in Koreatown
  • Culver City station on the Expo Line in Culver City

Ride captains will assign participants groups for the 2:30 p.m. trains.

Marc Littman, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is aware of the event and said participants are welcome to ride the trains

But Littman cautioned riders, "If you're walking around naked, that's a different story."

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