Tag Archives: East Village

Music Journalist Barry Walters Looks Back At Manhattan’s Legendary Saint Disco

Veteran music journalist Barry Walters has penned a fascinating look back at Manhattan’s much-storied Saint nightclub. It begins: From September 1980 to May 1988, The Saint defined gay nightlife in New York during its most tumultuous and literally plagued decade. Conceived by off-Broadway impresario Mailman, who had just scored a runaway success with The New St. Marks Baths, The Saint ...

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Ali Forney Center Breaks Ground On Residence Named For Bea Arthur

Via press release: On Monday, July 20, 2015, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bea Arthur Residence, an 18-bed residence for homeless LGBT youth operated by the Ali Forney Center. In 2012 the New York City Council and the Manhattan Borough President awarded $3,300,000 for the renovation of a long vacant building owned by the New York City ...

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East Village Selfie Woman Apologizes

“It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York. What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action.” – Former Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Christine Freundlich, apologizing for taking a cheerful  selfie in front of the gas explosion which destroyed ...

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Today’s New York Post

Via Gothamist: The photo of 7 women cheerfully taking a selfie on 2nd Avenue—as buildings crumble and burn behind them, and victims of the explosion remain missing—was almost unbelievable. The selfie stick, the beaming smiles… surely this was Photoshopped. It wasn’t. The very real photo quickly spread online yesterday, and this morning the NY Post has put the young women ...

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Massive Explosion Rocks East Village

Multiple fatalities are feared after a massive explosion rocked the East Village this afternoon and caused the collapse of at least one apartment building. Dozens of apartments are reportedly engulfed in flames and the FDNY has declared a seven-alarm emergency. All local television stations are covering the scene live and reporters there say there is a strong smell of gas. ...

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TONIGHT: New York City Drag March

Facebook event page.

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Arrest Made In East Village Bashing

ABC News reports: Police say Gornell Roman was charged Wednesday with assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes. Roman is accused of yelling an anti-gay remark and attacking a drinking companion in the East Village on Monday. Roman and the victim, Dan Contarino, lived at a nearby homeless shelter. The attack was one of two bias reports authorities announced ...

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Another Gay Bashing In New York City

There has been yet another gay bashing in New York City, this time in the East Village. Bruce Yelk reports at Nightlife Gay: Shock, outrage, anger sums up how I am feeling today as one of my very good friends was gay bashed last night in New York City. Dan Contarino, former promoter of Shampoo Nightclub’s “Shaft” Fridays, was jumped ...

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Power Returns To Much Of Downtown NYC

After five days, electricity was restored this evening to parts of downtown Manhattan, almost a full day ahead of yesterday’s forecast by Con Edison. According to Miss Twitter, folks were literally dancing in the LIT streets of Chelsea, the Flatiron, the East Village, Chinatown, Soho, and parts of the Lower East Side.  Con Ed tweets this disclaimer: “For all in ...

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Con Ed Posts Outage Update

From the storm update on Con Edison’s site: More than 650,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County lost electrical power due to Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison said early today. “This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad. The previous record was more than 200,000 customers affected ...

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Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuation

Mayor Bloomberg has just ordered the mandatory evacuation of the lowest-lying areas of New York City.   Residents of Zone A are to immediately begin making plans to leave their homes. Zone A covers much of downtown Manhattan and the blocks bordering the Hudson and East rivers.   Hospitals in the affected areas will be moving their patients to other facilities ...

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Disco Obamarama

My favorite monthly dive bar party gets uncharacteristically political this Saturday. Always a blast.

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On Alternative Media

Free Republic is doing backflips over a blog that wrongly claims that the Village Voice has ceased publication. In fact, the Voice is merely moving out of its longtime office building next spring due to the expansion of the high school next door. Putting that silly lie aside, here’s how the blog author characterizes alternative media: All that was left ...

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East Village To Get Douchey

Not satisfied with having destroyed the entire Meatpacking District and much of Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, and Midtown with their “high-end, velvet rope, bottle service, VIP banquette” nightlife douchebaggery, developers have now set their botoxed eyes on the East Village, Manhattan’s last hopping bastion of relatively seedy, funky, underground coolness. Gothamist wails: If you think the East Village is bad on ...

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Morning View – Washington Square

Photo by Dr. Jeff.

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Afternoon View – Union Square

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The Rent Is Too Damn Low

Gadfly tenant activist Jimmy McMillan, whose campaign for New York governor charmed many, is being evicted from his apartment. You may recall that McMillan ran on the Rent Is Too Damn High ticket. In a switch, McMillan says his landlord is kicking him out because his rent is too damn low. Jimmy McMillan says he pays $872.96 for a rent-controlled ...

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Afternoon View – Strand Books

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Weekend Mix – DJ Jeff Jackson And
DJ Disco Connie

Roll into your holiday weekend with this flashback ’70s disco classic mix from the tag-team duo of DJ Jeff Jackson and DJ Disco Connie. Setlist. Website. Facebook. RESIDENCY: Double Headed Disco @ Nowhere Bar, New York City. “Double Headed Disco is a small collaborative of DJs who have turned their monthly disco party into an East Village institution on the ...

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NYC: Marriage Proposal Flash Mob

The girl is the middle thinks her boyfriend just wants to slow dance with her in the park.

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