Tag Archives: NYC

NEW YORK CITY: First New Subway Station In 26 Years (Allegedly) Opens This Week

Back in December 2013 then-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg rode the 1.5-mile extension of the 7 line from Times Square to Hudson Yards and held an “opening ceremony” in the new station. More than 18 months later after numerous issues and a $400M overrun on the $2B budget, the station will finally open this Sunday.  Allegedly. Crain’s Business reports: The subway ...

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At The Rentboy Raid Protest [VIDEO]

Yesterday dozens of activists demonstrated outside the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn in protest against the raid on Rentboy.com headquarters. The New York Daily News reports: Chanting “Keep your laws off my body,” gay activists marched Thursday outside Brooklyn Federal Court demanding that prosecutors drop prostitution charges against seven employees of the Rentboy.com website. About 70 protesters — men and ...

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Tomorrow In NYC: Rally Against Rentboy Raid

From the Facebook event page: LGBT and Civil Liberties Advocates Denounce Arrests of Rentboy.com Staff, Call for Dropping Charges and Decriminalization of Sex Work. RALLY: Thurs., Sept. 3rd, Noon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn LGBT activists, civil rights organizations, the HookUp Collaborative and supporters will hold a demonstration this Thursday, Sept. 3rd, at Noon at ...

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New York Times Slams Rentboy Raid

The editorial board of the New York Times is “baffled” by Homeland Security’s raid on Rentboy.com.  An excerpt: The criminal complaint is so saturated with sexually explicit details, it’s hard not to interpret it as an indictment of gay men as being sexually promiscuous. “Based on my investigation,” Susan Ruiz, a Homeland Security special agent, wrote in the complaint, “I ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Feds Raid Rentboy.com Office, Arrest CEO And Staffers On Prostitution & Money Laundering Charges

Breaking news from New York City’s NBC affiliate: Federal agents raided the Manhattan headquarters of RentBoy.com as part of a money laundering and state prostitution investigation Tuesday, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York. Seven people, including a high-ranking executive, were arrested as part of the RentBoy.com raid at the offices on 14th Street and Fifth Avenue, the sources ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Officials Flummoxed Over Hordes Of Topless Women In Times Square [VIDEO]

Stroll through Times Square on any warm day and you’ll encounter two dozen or more topless women who will pose for photographs, sometimes as male companions stand at the ready should any tourist not fork over the demanded $10 or $20 tip. Such performance art, as it is reluctantly classified by the city, is completely legal and officials say they ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Suspect Charged With Hate Crime In Attack On Married West Point Grads

NBC News reports: Police say a Queens man has been arrested in connection with a bias attack on a gay couple at a Manhattan bodega. Thomas Clabough was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and attempted assault as a hate crime in the attack in the store in SoHo on Aug. 2. The victims were Daniel Lennox-Choate and his husband, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Chick-Fil-A Megastore Opens In October

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which was the chain’s sole outpost in the nation’s largest city. NYU declined to act. A few months ago I reported that Chick-Fil-A had signed a deal to open a megastore near Manhattan’s Herald Square. This week ...

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Larry Kramer On Stonewall Boycott

“Don’t listen to the crazies. For some reason there is a group of ‘activists’ that insists on maintaining their prime importance and participation during this riot. Unfortunately there seems no one left alive to say ‘it wasn’t that way at all,’ or ‘who are or where the fuck were you.’ As with so much history there is no way to ...

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PETITION: Boycott Stonewall Movie

Variety reports: “A historically accurate film about the Stonewall Riots would center the stories of queer and gender-noncomforming people of color like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson,” a MoveOn petition reads. “Not relegate them to background characters in the service of a white cis-male fictional protagonist.” The trailer for Roland Emmerich’s film about the 1969 Stonewall riots just debuted ...

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Matt Baume On Stonewall

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Harlem Hate Pastor Returns To Daily Show

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BRONX: Three More Legionnaires Deaths

Via the New York Times: An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx has claimed three more lives, bringing the death toll to seven, New York City officials said on Monday amid calls for tighter regulation of water-cooling towers, which are thought to be the origin of the illness. Of the 17 cooling towers officials examined in the South ...

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Racing Extinction: Empire State Building Lights Up For Endangered Species

Via NBC New York: The landmark Empire State Building, known for its stunning light displays, shined brightly with digital light projections of the world’s endangered species Saturday evening. The show was billed as a first-of-its-kind live video projection and aimed to raise awareness about animals at risk of being lost forever. The display, a project conceived by “The Cove” filmmaker ...

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BRONX: Four Die In Legionnaires Outbreak

CNN reports: The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires’ disease outbreak is up to four. Seventy-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, up from 31 on Thursday, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Sunday. Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory bacterial infection usually spread through mist that ...

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Seen In Brooklyn

Via Laughing Squid: New Zealand street artist Owen Dippie, the incredible mind behind the Renaissance Mutant Ninja Turtles mural, recently created “The Radiant Madonna“, a giant mural that features the Virgin Mary cradling a distinctive Keith Haring figure on the side of a Brooklyn building. Dippie explained the concept behind the mural, which was done in cooperation with the Bushwick ...

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Sodomites Are Bleaching Harlem

Hate preacher James David Manning wants to build an “anti-sodomite monument” across 125th Street to defy the “bleaching of Harlem.”

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UNVEILED: $4B Plan For New LGA

As they might say on HGTV, LGA is a complete tear-down. Therefore, according to plans unveiled today, a completely new single $4B terminal will be built in the current parking lot, after which the ramshackle four old terminals will be razed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden today held a joint press conference about the project, which is ...

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Today At Harlem’s Hate Church

(Photo by JMG reader Mike)

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Today At Harlem’s Hate Church

(Photo by JMG reader Jeff)

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