Temperatures in the single digits did not stop New Yorkers from joining the No Pants Subway Ride, an annual prank that saw plenty of straphangers shedding bottom layers.

Participants — more than 1,000 locals were expected, organizers said — met up at seven locations in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, then rode together, sans pants. The global event, which originated in NYC in 2001, hit 32 cities this year.

Scroll down to see photos from this year's local version of the No Pants Subway Ride.

No Pants Subway Ride participants stand on the
No Pants Subway Ride participants stand on the Queensboro Plaza 7 train platform on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Liz Dewey, left, of New York, spends a
Liz Dewey, left, of New York, spends a second date with Bill Magner of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., during the No Pants Subway Ride on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
No Pants Subway Ride participants exit a 7
No Pants Subway Ride participants exit a 7 train at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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No Pants Subway Ride participants ride a 7
No Pants Subway Ride participants ride a 7 train on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Next stop, Court Square -- pants optional. No
Next stop, Court Square -- pants optional. No Pants Subway Ride participants on the 7 train on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
A man dressed up as a pants-free Mike
A man dressed up as a pants-free Mike Pence waits at the Franklin Street station in Manhattan during the No Pants Subway Ride on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur)
A No Pants Subway Ride participant rides a
A No Pants Subway Ride participant rides a train in New York City on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur)
A No Pants Subway Ride participant sheds a
A No Pants Subway Ride participant sheds a bottom layer duirng the New York version of the multi-city event on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur)

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A man sans pants dances during the annual
A man sans pants dances during the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur)
No Pants Subway Ride participants join the New
No Pants Subway Ride participants join the New York version of the global event on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur)
No Pants Subway participants head for an N
No Pants Subway participants head for an N train at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City, Queens, on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
No Pants Subway Ride participants board a 7
No Pants Subway Ride participants board a 7 train in Queens on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Participants wait for a Queens-bound 7 train in
Participants wait for a Queens-bound 7 train in Manhattan as they take part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for an
No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for an N train at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City, Queens, on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for a
No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for a Queens-bound 7 train on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Participants in the annual No Pants Subway Ride
Participants in the annual No Pants Subway Ride wait for a 7 train at Queensboro Plaza on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Karen Buryiak of New York lights up the
Karen Buryiak of New York lights up the platform with her shoes at Queensboro Plaza as she takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
No Pants Subway Ride participants walk on the
No Pants Subway Ride participants walk on the Fifth Avenue platform after exiting a 7 train as they take part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in Manhattan on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
A No Pants Subway Ride participant stands on
A No Pants Subway Ride participant stands on a 7 train platform in New York on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for the
No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for the train at Queensboro Plaza on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Vincent Barone )
A No Pants Subway Ride straphanger stands on
A No Pants Subway Ride straphanger stands on the platform at the Queensboro Plaza station on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Vincent Barone )
No Pants participants wait for a train at
No Pants participants wait for a train at Queensboro Plaza station on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: Vincent Barone )