Tag Archives: New York City

NEW YORK: Prominent Same-Sex Marriage Opponent To Divorce Third Wife (And His Second Known Mistress)

The New York Daily News reports: Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife of 15 years, Judith, are getting a divorce. Judith filed for a contested divorce on Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, signaling a fight over assets. Giuliani famously fell for Judith at a cigar bar in 1999 while he was mayor and still married to his second wife, ...

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Ex-Rentboy CEO Sentenced To Six Months In Prison

NBC News reports: The former CEO of a once-popular male escort service website who pleaded guilty last year to promoting prostitution was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday by a judge who said she wanted to send a deterrent message even though she knows the business helped people. Jeffrey Hurant, who ran the Rentboy.com site, which billed itself as ...

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REPORT: Hillary Might Run For New York City Mayor

From the New York Daily News: Hillary Clinton left open the possibility of running for mayor of New York City this year in a private conversation with a top Democrat, a well-placed source told the Daily News. Clinton, who is being pressed by many New York Dems to get back into the game by running for mayor, did not rule ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Boobstroversy Grows As Cuomo And De Blasio Vow To Shut Down Topless Times Square Performers

Thanks to weeks of relentless front page outrage by New York City’s tabloids, both Gov. Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio have vowed to chase out the dozens of painted topless women who work Times Square for tips. Gothamist reports: “I believe this activity is illegal,” he [Cuomo] said, speaking to NY1. “I believe it is infringing on legitimate businesses. I ...

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NYC: Now With Fewer Rats

A new study debunks the eternal urban legend that there is one rat for every person living in New York City. Jonathan Auerbach, a 26-year-old statistician studying for a doctorate at Columbia University, recently won a competition sponsored by the 180-year-old Royal Statistical Society of London. Mr. Auerbach claimed the prize with a paper in which he made the case ...

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Neil Patrick Harris Opens The 2013 Tonys

This won’t last long on YouTube, watch it now. Also: WOW.

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NEW YORK CITY: Police Suspect Online Hook-Up In Murder Of Queens Gay Man

Queens middle school teacher David Rangel, 53, was found strangled in his apartment this weekend. Police suspect that Rangel may have met his killer online and are inspecting his computer’s history. Rangel taught Spanish to seventh and eighth graders at the Paul Klapper School (P.S./M.S. 219) in Flushing, where the flag flew at half-mast Monday. “Everyone was walking around, mourning,” ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Runners To Pub Crawl For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Instead of taking part in the now-canceled Marathon, today some gay runners and their supporters will pub crawl for hurricane relief in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the West Village. Beneficiaries will be the American Red Cross, the Ali Forney Center, and New York Care. More details are here and on the event’s Facebook page.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elevated to Cardinal at the Vatican this morning, joining the other 125 Cardinals under the age of 80 who will vote on the next Pope when Emperor Palpatine finally keels over. Dolan’s American entourage in Rome includes a reported throng of over 1000 fans, friends, and family, plus news crews from most of New ...

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New York City: Fat Cat Headquarters

New York City is home to more of the “super-wealthy” than any other city. The city is jam-packed with “ultra-high net worth individuals” – superrich folks worth $30 million or more – according to a new report from Wealth-X, a global wealth intelligence company. There are 7,720 mega-rich people in the city area, the most in the U.S. and a ...

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NEW YORK: Gay Group Plans To Counter Protest NOM/Diaz Hate Rally

The LGBT group Chasing Rainbows will be counter-protesting NOM’s hate rally this Sunday. Facebook page here.

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Bloomberg To Officiate Gay Wedding

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Near Collision At JFK

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Dubya Snubs Ground Zero Ceremony

According to the New York Daily News, Dubya declined to join President Obama at Ground Zero today because he feels he didn’t get enough credit for taking down Osama Bin Laden. Bush’s visit to the rubble after the 9/11 attacks was the emotional high point of his presidency, but associates say the invitation to return with his successor was a ...

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NYC’s “Taxi Of Tomorrow” Chosen

After a year-long contest to pick a replacement for the discontinued Ford Crown Victoria, New York City has selected a boring-ass Nissan minivan as its new “taxi of tomorrow.” Passed over was the much cooler futuristic entry from Turkey’s Karsan, which had pledged to manufacture its taxis in Brooklyn. Nissan now gets a ten-year exclusive contract to provide taxis to ...

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NEW YORK: Sen. Ruben Diaz To Stage Massive Anti-Gay Marriage Rally

Arch homophobe Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will once again work with anti-gay Hispanic evangelicals to stage a massive anti-marriage rally in New York City on May 15th. JMG reader Sabirjan provides us with a translation of this news story. Radio Vision Cristiana, a New Jersey-based Spanish-language AM radio station that broadcasts religious programming, is planning a huge anti-gay march in ...

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NYC To Get Space Shuttle

The four retired space shuttles have been doled out, but New York City is getting the Enterprise, which never actually went into orbit.

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NEW YORK: Jets Collide At JFK

Yikes: Two planes collided Monday while taxiing at Kennedy Airport around 8:15 p.m., according to Port Authority officials One of the planes was a Paris-bound Air France A380 — one of the largest in the world — which was carrying 500 passengers. While on its way to the runway for takeoff, it somehow ran into a taxiing Comair plane that ...

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Parking Wars

This winter’s record 59 inches of snow has generated an issue seen more frequently in other cities than in New York – parking spot wars over dug out spaces. Some folks say that if they go through the back-breaking work of clearing a spot in front of their building, they are perfectly free to block that space with garbage cans ...

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Quote Of The Day – James Molinaro

“Believe what our new governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been saying: that we have too many governments around the state and that we need to consolidate them and their services. No way is he going to create another county government in New York state. He is never, never, never, never, never going to sign a Staten Island secession bill into law.” ...

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