Brooklyn’s equally beloved and reviled subway line, the G train, is being celebrated in one of the more unusual ways to honor a mode of transportation: a pageant.
The City Reliquary, Williamsburg’s collector-friendly museum and civic organization (370 Metropolitan Ave.), is throwing the pageant on November 19 in conjunction with its intriguing photography exhibit, “Miss Subways Past and Present,” featuring present-day photographs of many previous pageant winners.
Interested candidates must e-mail a 200 word description about what Miss G Train is about and why he or she should be Miss G Train along with a photo by November 16 for consideration.
Yes, we said he or she.In an interesting twist, the contest is open to New Yorkers of all ages and genders, and even former political candidates familiar with the city’s mass transit system.
“Do I have to wear something green?” asked Jo Anne Simon, a former candidate for City Council in the 33rd District.“(Community Board 1 Transportation Chair) Teresa Toro also sounds like a very likely candidate, that’s for sure.”
In fact, creative costumes are encouraged and will be judged as a basis of the contestant’s entry.The City Reliquary also asks contestants to select their own music for the catwalk.No word as to whether there will be a talent or a swimsuit portion.
Finalists will be informed of their status on November 19 at noon and the pageant will commence at the City Reliquary on November 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 370 Metropolitan Avenue.For more information, visit http://www.cityreliquary.org/ or email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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