And now for something completely different.
I was loitering around Union Square after work a couple Fridays ago when I saw a rather curious congregation of stilts, red noses and generally exhibitionism. Intrigued, I followed the parade of clowns around the square, and then into Williamsburg (of course), climaxing in an indoor pie fight. Only in New York!
Apparently it was the kick-off of a month long Clown Theater Festival at the Brick Theater, which looks crazy. It's understandable that some are terrified of clowns, what with It, but these clowns seemed pretty friendly.
Full gallery below.