big apple grapple XXX
This will probably qualify me as a snob but I hate those street fairs. You have crowded blocks where people coming from god knows where are strolling in your streets, eating things like corn dogs and other greasy things from those smokey food stands, making it such a pain to get around your neighborhood. But once in a while, it is fun to leave your prejudices behind and explore anyway. You might just find that glass of fresh lemonade you are craving for.
Well, today was just my luck. The Columbus Avenue Festival which runs from W66th St. to W86th St. was hosting the White Castle NYC Big Apple Grapple XXX International Championships. This arm wrestling championship is open to pro and amateurs, men and women. It is $20 to compete for a chance to be crowned NYC’s King and Queen of Arms. No matter whether your ego get bruised or not, you'll leave with that kick-ass T-shirt.
For the list of this year NYC's Kings and Queens of Arms and to learn more about this sport, visit the New York Arm Wrestling Association’s web site at www.nycarms.com. The strongest New Yorkers are in Brooklyn, so start training now for next year!!!
NB: this link on www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.fce3d569cda75b383..., the official website of the city allows you to search street events.