Tag Archives: Chelsea

BREAKING: Chelsea Bombing Suspect Ahmad Rahami In Custody After Shootout With Police In New Jersey

The New York Post reports: A 28-year-old Afghani native wanted in connection with blasts in Manhattan and New Jersey that left 29 wounded has been caught after shooting at a police officer in New Jersey, according to a report. Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after firing at the cop in Linden, WNBC reported. Rahami, whose fingerprint was found on an ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks On Terror Attacks

President Obama is in New York City to attend the general assembly of the United Nations. He is due to deliver a statement on this weekend’s terror attacks at 11:30am. Watch below. UPDATE: The president arrived early and is now speaking.

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Donald Trump Brags About Calling Chelsea Terror Attack A Bombing: I Called It Before The News Did [VIDEO]

Heavy.com reports: In an interview on Fox and Friends this morning, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump discussed the recent bombing in New York City and bragged that he “called it.” Trump said in the interview that he should be a newscaster because “I called it before the news” and that he knew this would happen. This is another instance of ...

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Police Issue Photo Of Chelsea Bombing Suspect

CNN reports: New York police say they’re looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing over the weekend. Also on Monday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the bombs found over the weekend have similarities, suggesting “there might have been a common linkage.” Cuomo said the investigation is ongoing, and he “wouldn’t be surprised ...

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Officials: The “Manifesto” Guy Is Not The Bomber

The Associated Press reports: A law enforcement official says federal investigators have discounted a claim of responsibility for the New York City bombing on the social blogging service Tumblr. The official says investigators looked into it and don’t consider it relevant to the case. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press ...

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NYPD Investigates Tumblr Page Claiming To Be From Chelsea Bomber: “I Did This For Homosexuals Like Me”

The New York Daily News reports: The NYPD is vetting a Tumblr page that claimed to be the “manifesto” of the New York City bomber— and threatened more explosions to come, a police source said. The page, called “I’m the NY Bomber,” claimed to be written by the person who planted bombs in Chelsea Saturday night. A police source told ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Dumpster Explodes In Chelsea, 15 Minor Injuries Reported, Trump Blames Terrorism UPDATE: Potential Pressure Cooker Bomb Found Nearby

An early report from NY1: NYPD sources tell NY1 that up to a dozen people may have suffered minor injuries in an explosion that occurred around 8:30 p.m. in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Fire and police crews are on the scene of the blast, which took place on West 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Mass transit has been routed ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison Over 2015 Chair-Clubbing Attack On Gay Couple

You may recall that the incident, caught on a video that went viral nationwide, was widely characterized as a hate crime until it was learned that all involved parties are gay. Duncan Osbourne reports at Gay City News: Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years post-release supervision for assaulting two men in the Dallas BBQ ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Man Charged In Chelsea Restaurant Chair Attack Sues Everybody For Defamation

The gay man charged with clubbing a Chelsea gay couple over the head with a restaurant chair has sued the couple for assault and defamation. Also being sued for defamation are witnesses who provided video and statements to the police. Courthouse News Service reports: An HIV counselor’s night out in New York City went off the rails when he was ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Suspect In Chelsea Chair-Bashing Turns Himself In

Via the New York Daily News: The man accused of bashing a gay couple with a chair in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant has turned himself in, police sources said. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, surrendered to NYPD Hate Crime detectives at the Seventh Precinct and was being questioned Tuesday, the sources said. He was charged with assault and attempted assault. El-Amin slammed ...

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Remembering Chelsea’s Gay Heyday

Over at Kenneth In The 212, my pal Kenneth Walsh has published a rather comprehensive photo essay recounting the dozens of businesses that have departed the Eighth Avenue corridor of Chelsea that was arguably once the nation’s most popular stretch of gay nightlife, retail, and restaurants. Chelsea’s demise as the center of Manhattan gay life began early this century and ...

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REPORT: Accused Fugitive In Chelsea Chair-Bashing Speaks Out To Gay Blogger

On May 6th two gay men were brutally clubbed over the head with a chair during a fracas at a Chelsea restaurant that was widely characterized as an anti-gay hate crime after video of the incident went viral nationwide. The following day New York City blog The G-List Society posted a claim that one of the victims had instigated the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: NYPD Releases Name Of Suspect In Chelsea Restaurant Attack

The NYPD has released the name of the still-at-large suspect in the chair-smashing incident that happened earlier this month in a Chelsea restaurant. Via Gawker: The man who hit another man over the head with a chair at the Chelsea Dallas BBQ earlier this month in a supposedly anti-gay attack that was captured on video and went viral has been ...

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Was Chelsea Attack A Gay-On-Gay Crime? UPDATE: NYPD Releases Suspect Video

As I’ve noted in earlier posts, accounts conflict about the chair-bashing attack that took place on Tuesday at a Chelsea restaurant. According to friends of the victims, the attack was a flat-out anti-gay hate crime preceded by multiple uses of “faggot” by the assailant. But at least one witness claims that one of the victims, Jonathan Snipes, first escalated the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Chelsea Restaurant Asks Public For Help In Finding Gay-Basher

The Chelsea outlet of Dallas BBQ, the site of Tuesday’s brutal gay-bashing, has posted a message in its front window asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who smashed a wooden chair onto the heads of two gay patrons. Eyewitness accounts appear to conflict on whether one of the victims had initially incited the fight, but both men ...

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HORRIFYING: Gay Couple Brutally Bashed With Chair At Chelsea Restaurant

Via DNA Info: A gay couple was bashed over the head with a wooden chair, knocked to the ground and kicked by two men hurling anti-gay slurs at the Chelsea Dallas BBQ Tuesday night, in an attack captured on a graphic video, according to police and the victims. “These guys attacked us specifically because they knew we weren’t their type ...

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CHELSEA: Gym Bar Gets Ten Year Lease

As I’ve recounted here in the past, Chelsea’s formerly famed gay nightlife has long been on the decline, supplanted by many newer clubs uptown in Hell’s Kitchen. But Gym Bar, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, has just scored a lease for another ten years. “We didn’t want to move, I didn’t want to move anywhere but where we ...

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NEW YORK CITY: $165M Park Planned For Hudson River Piers In Chelsea

Via Gothamist: A crumbling old Hudson River pier once used by ocean liners like the Lusitania will be torn down and replaced by a 2.7 acre park on the water featuring rolling hills and an outdoor amphitheater. Mayor de Blasio is expected to reveal further details about the park at a press conference this morning, but the Hudson River Park ...

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STUDY: Gays Are Leaving Gayborhoods

Newly published research confirms what most casual observers have known for years – fewer gay people are choosing to live in traditional urban gayborhoods. Fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighbourhoods compared to 10 years ago, according to one of the largest studies of sexuality in the U.S. Led by University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani, the study ...

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TODAY: Folsom Street East 2014

Folsom Street East runs today on West 27th between 10th and 11th avenues. That’s one block south of the street in front of the Eagle. The weather today is partly cloudy with highs in the mid-70s – perfect for an outdoor party.

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