Tag Archives: NYC

At The Stonewall Transgender Rights Protest [VIDEO]

Mic.com reports: Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of Stonewall Inn Thursday night to protest President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender Americans. In the description of the Facebook event for their protest, Rally organizers said they wanted to “make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students.” Doing so, ...

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TODAY: Transgender Rights Protest At Stonewall Inn

In reaction to the Trump administration rescinding transgender student rights, dozens of LGBT rights and progressive groups will be leading a protest rally this afternoon outside the Stonewall Inn in downtown Manhattan. The rally is cosponsored by the New York City Council, GLSEN, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal. The event begins at 5:30PM and its Facebook page is here.

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New York City Gets Golden Girls Themed Cafe

Mental Floss reports: After months of anticipation, fans of The Golden Girls can finally pour one out for late actress Rue McClanahan (who played sultry Southern belle Blanche Devereaux) and the rest of her senior gang at New York City’s brand-new Rue La Rue Café. Plans for the Girls-themed eatery were first announced last summer; now, The New York Times ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Anti-Defamation League National Headquarters Evacuated After Another Bomb Threat

NBC New York reports: The Anti-Defamation League’s national headquarters in New York received a bomb threat Wednesday, and the group says it is working with authorities to determine if it is connected to the rash of threats targeting Jewish community centers across the country in recent months. The bomb threat to the Third Avenue office was anonymous, according to ADL ...

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Anti-Trump Immigration Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner On Statue Of Liberty’s Pedestal

ABC New York reports: A banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled on the Statue of Liberty Tuesday afternoon. The banner, approximately 20 feet by 3 feet, was spotted on the pedestal just before 1 p.m., affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue. Rangers, alerted to its presence, immediately made ...

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Cate Blanchett Does “Drag” At The Stonewall [VIDEO]

Vulture reports: Cate Blanchett took the stage at a benefit performance at the Stonewall Inn Monday night to lip-sync for her life, and claim several others in the process. According to a few clips that have made their way onto the internet, and which will serve as valuable commodities in any post-apocalypse gay black market, Blanchett lip-synced Dusty Springfield’s “You ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Russian Ambassador To United Nations Dies Unexpectedly After Collapsing At Embassy

Reuters reports: Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. More from the New York Post: ...

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REPORT: Bill Clinton Moved To Tears After Waiter Gets On Knees To Thank Him Saving His Life In Kosovo

Politico reports: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband President Bill Clinton were drawn to tears while dining [on Friday night] at Sea Fire Grill in New York City. After enjoying a dinner of salads, smoked salmon and branzino with a close friend, one of the wait staff dropped to his knees and said, ‘Sir, I want to ...

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PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day [VIDEO]

NPR reviews: Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce are radiant beings who make every minute louder, more glamorous and deeply personal as PWR BTTM. The punk duo has announced Pageant, its follow-up to 2015’s Ugly Cherries, with the outrageous “Big Beautiful Day.” “There are men in every town / Who live to bring you down,” Hopkins sings. “My advice is to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Neo-Nazi Gang Attacks Brothers After Noticing “Anti-Fascist” Sticker On Their Cell Phone

The New York Post reports: A group of “Neo-Nazis” beat up two twin brothers and menaced them with a knife in front of a Lower East Side bar Saturday morning when they took offense to an “anti-fascist” sticker on one of the men’s cell phone cases, police said. The beat down happened when the brothers, both 27-year-old Columbia graduate students ...

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TISSUES AND PUREL: Facebook Post Goes Viral After Subway Riders Join Together To Remove Nazi Graffiti

At this writing this Facebook post has been shared over 237,000 times: I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do. One guy got up and said, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need ...

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Thousands Attend Stonewall Solidarity Rally [VIDEO]

NY1 reports: Carrying signs with messages such as “LGBT stands by our Muslim brothers and sisters,” thousands flooded Greenwich Village for a solidarity rally to show support for immigrants, refugees, and others impacted by Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven mostly-Muslim countries. “Were going to stand up and say all of the things that Trump has put forward,” one protester ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Anthony Weiner May Face 15 Years In Prison Over Sexting With Teenage Girl [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: He’s keeping his mouth zipped. A silent Anthony Weiner fled from reporters Wednesday outside his East Side apartment building amid reports that his online wooing of a 15-year-old girl could land him behind bars. The media chased the disgraced ex-congressman down the block outside the Zeckendorf Towers, with the 52-year estranged husband of Huma ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Grindr Sued After Impersonator Sends Over 700 Men To Victim’s Home And Workplace

A New York City man has filed a civil lawsuit against Grindr, claiming that over 700 men have appeared at his home and workplace after receiving invitations to have sex from someone impersonating him on the service. Wired reports: Last October, Matthew Herrick was smoking a cigarette in front of his West Harlem brownstone when the first visitor appeared. As ...

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Priest: Trump Protesters Should Commit Suicide

The New York Post reports: The pastor of a largely immigrant Catholic church in Queens has a suggestion for his anti-Trump parishioners: Go take a flying leap off the nearest building. “Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump,” read a meme posted by the Rev. Philip Pizzo just hours after he celebrated Sunday Mass. The message ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Feds File Charges In $81M Ponzi Scheme Involving Resale Of Tickets To Hamilton

Via press release from the SEC: The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against two New York City men accused of running a Ponzi scheme with money raised from investors to fund businesses purportedly created to purchase and resell tickets to such high-demand shows as Adele concerts and the Broadway musical Hamilton. The SEC alleges that Joseph Meli ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Smoking Rights Group Loses Appellate Court Battle Against Ban On Vaping In Public Places

The New York Daily News reports: People who puff on e-cigarettes have to follow the same rules as smokers who use tobacco in New York City, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The ban on vaping in public places like bars, bistros and beaches took effect in 2014, but was challenged in court as unconstitutional by a smokers’ rights group. Citizens ...

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BROOKLYN: Multiple Minor Injuries After Long Island Railroad Commuter Train Derails Inside Terminal

NBC New York reports: A LIRR train derailed in Brooklyn on Wednesday, with initial reports suggesting 20 people were being treated for injuries. The derailment happened at Atlantic Terminal. Pictures on social media showed the derailment took place on track 6, and that the train was tipped slightly at an angle. The platform also appeared to be smoky. As of ...

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REPORT: Man Seen Cheering Next To Trump On New Year’s Was Alleged Mobster Joey “No Socks” Cinque

The New York Daily News reports: President-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year together with Joseph “Joey No Socks” Cinque — a convicted felon with ties to notorious Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, a recently released video has revealed. Cinque can be seen in a video obtained by the Palm Beach Daily News, cheering loudly as a tuxedo-clad ...

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At The Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge [VIDEO]

The Staten Island Advance reports: Temperatures were in favor of the 2,000 brave individuals who plunged into the icy waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday. Some individuals stripped down to their ‘birthday suits’ and swimming attire, while others took a run for the water fully clothed. The Polar ...

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