West Side Rag columnist Harriet Flehinger saw these mannequins on 73rd Street and Broadway, outside American Apparel, and knew they would not be there for long. In fact, a man grabbed one and scurried across the street just before she snapped this picture. They are quite something, aren’t they? So indignant and bored, like “How did I end up in this neighborhood”. And perky, of course. Always perky.
If they make you feel bad about your body, then you’re in luck. It’s supposed to be a beautiful, cold, crisp weekend and the leaves have turned in the parks. You have no excuse not to be outside.
But if those mannequins don’t make you feel bad, or maybe even make you hungry, you’re also in luck. A few months ago, Fairway held a pancake-eating contest at its second-floor cafe, and about 16 people scarfed flapjacks for 10 minutes. On Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m., the cafe will hold another contest: this time, contestants will be stuffing apple pies into their pie-holes. Go to the second floor of Fairway on 74th Street and Broadway to sign up, or just to watch.
If you’re not into that kind of spectacle, there’s still lots to do this weekend. In particular, the New York Historical Society is hosting events, including talks, exhibits and kids’ events, to celebrate reopening after an extensive three-year renovation. The full calendar is here.
Otherwise, check out our calendar of events for other ideas, including lots of free music.