Tag Archives: NYC

Giant Trump Rat Appears Near Trump Tower

The New York Daily News reports: New York City’s rats have gotten much bigger … and blonde. A giant inflatable of President Trump, in the style of labor unions’ blowup rodents, is greeting Midtown residents and tourists Monday afternoon at Fifth Ave. and 59th St. The grotesque model of Trump was claimed by gallery Bravin Lee, who said that the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cuomo Pitches Congestion Charges For Manhattan In Bid To Fund Crumbling Subway

Oh look. Other news. The New York Times reports: A decade ago, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York offered a plan to ease traffic in Manhattan and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to improve the city’s aging infrastructure. Drivers would be charged $8 to enter the most congested parts of Manhattan during peak commuting hours. The plan was ...

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NEW TRUMP YORK TRUMP CITY: Trump Advisor Ivanka Trump To Open Ivanka Trump Store In Trump Tower

CNN Money reports: The Ivanka Trump brand is setting up shop in Trump Tower. The label will open a physical store in the Manhattan building this fall, a brand representative confirmed. The company declined to provide any additional details. Right now, Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories are available through partner stores, such as Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Zappos, ...

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Porn Site Offers To Sponsor NYC Subway Station

Fortune reports: A company whose business is all about pleasure says it wants to help with New York City’s train pain. Porn streaming site RedTube has offered to take Gov. Andrew Cuomo up on his idea to sell naming rights to subway stations. The governor, who really should have seen this sort of thing coming, first floated the idea of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor Bill De Blasio To Pitch Tax On Wealthy For Repairs To Crumbling Subway System

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio will propose a tax on the rich to fund fixes to the problem-plagued subway system. The tax on wealthy New Yorkers, which requires approval in Albany, would generate nearly $800 million a year for the MTA — including cash for subway fixes and upgrades like new signals, subway cars, and track ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Rapper Charged With Murdering Homeless Man He Claims Was “Hitting On Him” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was walking in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday near where he worked security and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Man Faces Fifteen Year Hate Crime Sentence After Beating Lesbian Unconscious On Subway

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn man claimed he was provoked when he spewed homophobic slurs and knocked a lesbian unconscious over a seat on the train, according to newly released court documents. Antoine Thomas entered a plea of not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday after he was arraigned on charges including assault as a hate ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Grindr Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit After Imposter Sends Over 1000 Men To Man’s Home

The Associated Press reports: A gay dating app wants a judge to dismiss the claims of a New York man who says he’s been accosted at home and work by over 1,000 sex-hungry men after an ex-boyfriend posted fake profiles soliciting men interested in exploring violent fantasies. Grindr asked a Manhattan federal court judge Wednesday to toss out Matthew Herrick’s ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Subway Train Derails In Harlem, 34 Reported Injuries, Hundreds Evacuate Through Tunnel

The New York Times reports: Two cars of a crowded subway train veered off the tracks Tuesday morning and crashed into a wall in northern Manhattan, injuring dozens of people and causing panic as riders evacuated and made their way through an underground tunnel to the nearest station. Joseph J. Lhota, the newly named leader of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, ...

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New York City Cop Goes Viral With LGBT Pride Post

A New York City cop who chronicles his weight loss and bodybuilding efforts on social media under the moniker “Huge Fat Loser” has earned thousands of shares for a touching post he made this weekend on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His real name doesn’t seem to appear on any of the accounts, but he identifies himself as working out of ...

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Jury Selection Crawls In NYC Trial Of Pharma Douche Because Everybody Hates Him: “He Looks Like A Dick”

The New York Times reports: More than 120 potential jurors in the fraud trial of Martin Shkreli were dismissed Monday, with some calling him “a snake,” “the most hated man in America” and “the face of corporate greed.” Several potential jurors on Monday blamed Mr. Shkreli broadly for the problems of the pharmaceutical industry. Three, for instance, castigated him for ...

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Resistance Activists Show Force At NYC Pride [VIDEO]

Resistance groups turned out in large numbers at today’s New York City Pride parade, where they were greeted with whistles and roars when they turned the corner onto Christopher Street. Notable among the groups were Gays Against Guns, who chanted “Fuck The NRA!” and ACT UP, which carried black cardboard coffins adorned with signs warning of the death of Medicare ...

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City Pride Parade

From New York City’s ABC affiliate: Thousands are expected to take part in the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday. The march in Manhattan, which starts on Fifth Avenue, ends in the West Village. WABC-TV will be its official television partner and broadcast the march. The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the ...

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The Foot Wore A Spiked Heel

It was 48 years ago this week that the queer community of New York City finally said “Enough!” As I’ve done for the last few years on this day, I’m reposting the story that the New York Daily News ran one week after the Stonewall Riots. Note how the story drips with condescension and ridicule. We’ve come a long, long ...

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TONIGHT: One WTC To Light With Trans Pride Colors

I believe this is a first. Via press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the spire of One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit this weekend in honor of LGBT pride. The iconic landmarks will be lit the colors of the transgender flag for Trans Day of Action today, June 23rd and the colors of ...

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New York City Declares “Laverne Cox Day” [VIDEO]

Mic reports: June 22 is now officially Laverne Cox Day in New York City. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, made the surprise announcement on Thursday when the actress made an appearance at his official residence, Gracie Mansion. “Can you believe that a black transgender woman from Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother has a day in New ...

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Resistance Groups To Lead New York City Pride Parade

Back in March, I reported that a coalition of grassroots activists had reached an agreement with New York City Pride for front-of-parade placement. Today we have details about those groups. Via press release: Inspired by the defiant spirit from which NYC Pride was born, 18 diverse LGBT community organizations will march together at the front of this year’s NYC Pride ...

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Trump Fans Send Death Threats To Family Of Julius Caesar Director And Staffers At Unrelated Theaters

Gothamist reports: The Public Theater’s controversial production of Julius Caesar closed Sunday night, but the so-called “right-wing hate machine” surrounding the play continues to churn, with a torrent of anonymous threats made in recent days against the Public Theater’s director Oskar Eustis, as well as other Shakespeare companies across the country. The Post reports that Eustis and his wife have ...

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TRAILER: Hello Again

This looks GREAT. Via press release: SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions and Martian Entertainment, have just released a sneak peek at the first trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical. HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. ...

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Federal Court Rejects Bail Reduction For Pharma Douche

CNBC reports: A federal judge has rejected, for now, Martin Shkreli’s bid to reduce his criminal release bail from $5 million to $2 million during a hearing that exposed his high tax debts, legal fees, and off-beat collectibles. Shkreli’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman also said that the accused securities fraudster, who claimed to be worth up to $70 million when he ...

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