Tag Archives: NYC

Cuomo Unveils New York City’s First LGBT Memorial

Curbed New York reports: Nearly a year after it was first announced, New York City’s first official memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community is set to debut in Hudson River Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with City Council speaker Corey Johnson, Senator Brad Hoylman, and other elected officials, unveiled the monument, two years in the making, which is intended to ...

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PHOTOS: At New York City Pride March 2018

USA Today reports: Thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched Sunday through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual Gay Pride parade, a massive celebration of LGBTQ identity. One of this year’s grand marshals is tennis legend Billie Jean King, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and the civil rights organization Lambda Legal. Lady Gaga’s “Born This ...

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City Pride March 2018

ABC News New York reports: Don’t miss our live coverage of the march: it begins at 11:00 a.m. here on abc7NY.com , with an hour-long pre-march special. That is followed by Channel 7’s live broadcast of the 2018 NYC Pride March on-air and on digital via abc7NY.com from Noon until 3:00 p.m. The annual civil rights demonstration in New York ...

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Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Dick Leitsch Dies At 83

The Washington Post reports: Dick Leitsch, who became a leading gay rights activist in 1960s New York, where he helped end police entrapment of gays and organized the first major act of civil disobedience by a gay rights group — a boozy sit-in known as the Sip-In — died June 22 at a hospice center in Manhattan. He was 83. ...

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Trump Supporter Disrupts De Niro-Directed Musical

The New York Post reports: A Trump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro directed musical “A Bronx Tale” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag towards the audience. Photos posted on Twitter showed the Trump supporter standing up in the front row with the “Keep America Great” ...

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Cohen Gets Heckled: That Guy’s Going To Jail! [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was recognized on a New York street Friday by multiple passers-by, including one who labeled him as “that guy that’s going to jail.” CNN footage shows Cohen, accompanied by security, surrounded by reporters who asked if he planned to cooperate with federal prosecutors. He did not respond to the media questions ...

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NYC Councilman To Host Sex-Segregated Beach Days

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn city lawmaker is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days to give his Jewish and Muslim constituents an opportunity to enjoy the seaside. City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced the first ever “Southern Brooklyn Beach Day,” with separate dates for men and women by the sandy spot behind Kingsborough Community College. Deutsch, who is an observant ...

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Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dead At 55 In Suicide

The New York Daily News reports: Kate Spade, a world famous clothing designer, was found dead Tuesday in her Upper East Side home. A housekeeper found the 55-year-old designer in her home on Park Ave. near E. 77th St. at about 10:20 a.m. Spade had hung herself, police sources said. Kate Spade New York has more than 140 retail shops ...

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MANHATTAN: Avenatti Withdraws Motion To Appear In Cohen Case, Demands Release Of “Trump Tapes”

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge warned the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels on Wednesday that his attacks against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, could interfere in Cohen’s rights to a fair trial. Wrapping up a heated one-hour hearing this morning, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood emphasized that the proceedings here are “a potential precursor to a criminal ...

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Giuliani Booed At Yankee Stadium On His Birthday

The New York Daily News reports: Yankee fans gave Rudy Giuliani the Giancarlo Stanton treatment. The former New York City mayor was at The Stadium to celebrate his 74th birthday on Memorial Day, with the PA announcer sharing the news with the crowd and wishing him a happy birthday. The fans, however, greeted him with hearty boos. Giuliani, of course, ...

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Harvey Weinstein Surrenders On Rape Charges [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. Weinstein arrived at the station house shortly at about 7:25 a.m. EDT wearing a dark jacket over a blue sweater ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crime Charge For Long Island Rail Passenger Caught On Video In Racist Rant [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The LIRR rider caught on video unleashing a profane and racist rant was charged with a hate crime Wednesday and could end up behind bars for the vile tongue-lashing, officials said Wednesday. Queens DA Richard Brown charged Edward Ruggerio, 58, with menacing as a hate crime for his verbal attack on a fellow passenger ...

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NYC Council To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

The New York Daily News reports: Suck on this — plastic drinking straws could be banned in New York. Businesses in the city would be barred from using disposable plastic straws under a bill set to be introduced Wednesday in the City Council. Plastic coffee stirrers would be forbidden, too. Restaurants and take out spots would either have to forgo ...

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Gas Price Hits $5/Gallon In Manhattan [VIDEO]

Leading economic indicator? New York’s Fox affiliate reports: With the summer travel season fast approaching, gas prices are on the rise but some people are getting sticker shock in Manhattan. Regular gas has hit $5 a gallon at at least one station. A Mobil station on 11th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen has raised its prices to $4.999 a gallon. Across ...

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Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Shuts Down

The New York Post reports: Interview magazine, the culture and arts publication founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded, The Post has learned. The glossy periodical owned by billionaire Peter Brant — which lately has been mired in legal spats with former employees, as well as a dispute with its former landlord — has filed for a Chapter 7 ...

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NYC Mayor To End Arrests For Public Pot Smoking

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio will tell the NYPD to stop arresting people for public pot smoking — and launch a new group to officially prepare the city for the outright legalization of marijuana in New York. De Blasio, who has long opposed making recreational pot legal, now says he thinks legalization is inevitable and is ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Mariachi Fiesta Outside Manhattan Home Of Racist Pro-Trump Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg

From Facebook: Manhattan lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s racist rant against Spanish-speaking workers was caught on video—reminding us that the bigots among us aren’t even hiding anymore. So a group of New Yorkers are getting together to counter his hate with a Latin fiesta in front of his UWS apartment building.

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Racist Manhattan Lawyer Evicted From His Office

The New York Post reports: Racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg will have to find new office space — and an attorney of his own. The 44-year-old was kicked out of his Madison Avenue work space Thursday after he was was captured in a hate-filled rant at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers — and then a Congressman filed a formal complaint to the state ...

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NO COLLISION! Giuliani Doors Manhattan Pedicab

Multiple outlets are reporting that Rudy Giuliani was involved in a minor accident this afternoon when he clocked a pedicab driver with the door of his Cadillac when exiting the vehicle in midtown Manhattan. Giuliani was emerging from the rear seat and the pedicab had no passengers. No injuries reported, but Twitter is already on it, you guys. Law enforcement ...

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REPORT: Pro-Trump Manhattan Lawyer Caught In Racist Rant Banned From His Own Office Building [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Aaron Schlossberg, 42, wore a black ski cap, blue suit, white shirt and a striped tie as he hid behind an umbrella for about 10 minutes while ignoring questions from reporters. The attorney, who received national scorn for his crude commentary, did call the police after accusing a Daily News reporter and photographer of ...

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