The Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Crowned a Winner With Beer

The Bowery Poetry Club hosted the thirteenth annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant this week, featuring an array of contestants pledging allegiance to their idea of the ever-changing neighborhood. A talent portion was required, as were swimsuit and eveningwear segments. You know what that means! (Chest hair.) The winner walked away with a crown made of beer cans and a slice of pizza. Who said downtown is dead?