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The 10 most-read Time Out New York stories of 2015

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Rebecca Fontana

We’ve already covered the best of 2015, like TV showsNYC restaurants and even dance music albums, but what were your favorites? We went back through a year’s worth of informative, newsy and, fine, silly posts to see which ones were the most read of the year. From free museum days to a surprise U2 concert to the worst walk of shame ever, we present a countdown of the 10 most popular posts of 2015.

10. New Yorkers are known for saying what they’re thinking…sort of. Here are 21 things New Yorkers say (and what they really mean). For example, “Have you seen his place? It’s huge,” really means, “His apartment has two rooms.”

9. You were dying to get cultured but, well, couldn't afford it. This calendar of of all the free museum days in NYC helped. 

8. These are 13 phrases and words that have a different meaning in New York—for example, everyone here knows that a “cheap drink” is $9, minimum.

7. Sorry, but no subway busker will ever beat that time U2 played in the NYC subway at Grand Central in May. (They then upgraded to Madison Square Garden in July.)

6. It was a big year for small penises, with the return of Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis Pageant in June. Bonus: You can also peep the very NSFW photos of it here.

5. For our list of the 100 best movies of all time, we surveyed actors from Bill Hader to Juliette Binoche about their favorite comedies, dramas and classics. How many have you seen?

4. Ranking even higher than the Penis Pageant is photos from Go Topless Day, when #freethenipple took over Manhattan for Women’s Equality Day in August.

3. Jaywalking. Smoking. Being really judgmental about pizza. These are the 33 things that make you an asshole everywhere except NYC.

2. In October, we were hit with this walk of shame perfect storm—the combination of Halloween, Daylight Saving Time and several other factors meant the city was overrun with sexy cats on November 1.

1. And the top story is…this booze-soaked adult summer camp! Though the snow alerts have only just begun, you can absolutely start counting down now to summer 2016 and campfires, water slides and reliving the good ol’ days of your childhood.

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