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No Pants Subway Ride 2017: See photos

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
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway Ride participants stand on the Queensboro Plaza 7 train platform on Jan. 8, 2017.

Liz Dewey, left, of New York, spends a
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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.

No Pants Subway Ride participants exit a 7
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway Ride participants exit a 7 train at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants Subway Ride participants ride a 7
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway Ride participants ride a 7 train on Jan. 8, 2017.

Next stop, Court Square -- pants optional. No
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Next stop, Court Square -- pants optional. No Pants Subway Ride participants on the 7 train on Jan. 8, 2017.

A man dressed up as a pants-free Mike
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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.

A No Pants Subway Ride participant rides a
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur

A No Pants Subway Ride participant rides a train in New York City on Jan. 8, 2017.

A No Pants Subway Ride participant sheds a
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur

A No Pants Subway Ride participant sheds a bottom layer duirng the New York version of the multi-city event on Jan. 8, 2017.

A man sans pants dances during the annual
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur

A man sans pants dances during the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants Subway Ride participants join the New
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kena Betancur

No Pants Subway Ride participants join the New York version of the global event on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants Subway participants head for an N
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway participants head for an N train at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City, Queens, on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants Subway Ride participants board a 7
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway Ride participants board a 7 train in Queens on Jan. 8, 2017.

Participants wait for a Queens-bound 7 train in
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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.

No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for an
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for an N train at Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City, Queens, on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for a
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for a Queens-bound 7 train on Jan. 8, 2017.

Participants in the annual No Pants Subway Ride
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Participants in the annual No Pants Subway Ride wait for a 7 train at Queensboro Plaza on Jan. 8, 2017.

Karen Buryiak of New York lights up the
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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.

No Pants Subway Ride participants walk on the
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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.

A No Pants Subway Ride participant stands on
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A No Pants Subway Ride participant stands on a 7 train platform in New York on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for the
Photo Credit: Vincent Barone

No Pants Subway Ride participants wait for the train at Queensboro Plaza on Jan. 8, 2017.

A No Pants Subway Ride straphanger stands on
Photo Credit: Vincent Barone

A No Pants Subway Ride straphanger stands on the platform at the Queensboro Plaza station on Jan. 8, 2017.

No Pants participants wait for a train at
Photo Credit: Vincent Barone

No Pants participants wait for a train at Queensboro Plaza station on Jan. 8, 2017.

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