NYC Nightlife: Everything You Need To Know Monday

by Mara Siegler · May 23, 2011

    The NYPD is scared of half naked drunk ladies; smoking is now illegal outdoors; the New York Times discovers Big Buck Hunter and more. Today's nightlife roundup is totally out of control! 1. The Best Parties At The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival!!! [GofG]

    From charity galas to fashion shows to your classic alcohol brand sponsored bashes, Cannes came and went in a flash of gowns, glamor, red carpets, and last but never least, parties. We take a look at some of the best bashes from the Festival, which ran for 10 days from  May 11-22! 2. NYPD Mounted Unit vs Shirtless Drunk Lady [BoweryBoogie]

    NYPD's 7th Precinct has been terrorizing those looking for fun on the LES with mounted patrols. They met their match this weekend in the form of a drunken topless who wanted to pet the horses.

    3. Smoking Now Banned In Parks, Public Fights With Big Brothers About To Ensue [HuffPo]

    It is now illegal to smoke outdoors because the fumes from your overpriced though perfectly legal cigarettes are giving Mother Nature cancer, a great way for Bloomberg to exploit smokers and take even more hard earned money out of their pocket, or some other more official reason that I can not fathom. Welcome to our new nanny city, where getting caught lighting up outdoors will cost you $50, or around 4 packs of Marlboros. I'll see you all in a few years in the small square, concrete interment space slated for smokers.

    But perhaps even dumber than the idea of banning smoking in parks and on benches is how they plan to enforce the law. Via citizens. Think about how annoying people are already when you walked past with a cigarette. "You know those will kill you." The answer is always yes, if not, "You're 600 pounds overweight and eating a Twinkie and I'm not accosting you for killing yourself, you Motherf&@$#." It's frustrating and irritating and anger-inducing, and will no doubt lead to public brawling because these people have now been given some sort of legal right and you have had yours taken away.  Bring it.

    4. NYT takes a Look At Big Buck Hunter [NYT]

    While cigarettes are totally disgusting and everyone hates them, playing with fake guns and fake murdering animals in everyone's favorite bar game Big Buck Hunter is not only fun but cool and fashiony. Take a look at the photo gallery.