Tag Archives: NYC

Queer Superpowers, Unite!

The first meeting of the Queer Justice League will take place at NYC’s Gay Community Center on Thursday, April 12th at 7:30pm. This meeting will be a space for long-term ACT UP members and new young activists to come together and discuss the future of the fight for LGBT equality. If you want to have a voice in the next ...

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Heads-Up On West 28th

Five years ago, when NYC’s Eagle opened on West 28th in Chelsea, it was a lonely walk down a crack-head strewn sidewalk to reach the Eagle’s front door. Today W.28th is the epicenter of Manhattan nightlife, with a dozen or more major nightclubs popping up in the area over the last few years. With all that traffic comes a lot ...

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Morning View – Morningside Heights

This giant contraption is the entrance to the 1,2,3 trains at 125th Street in Morningside Heights, just west of Harlem in Manhattan.

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Spring Walkabout

After a nice Bloody Mary brunch cooked up by Farmboy C, the three of us made a to-go Bloody and headed up Broadway for a stroll in this lovely spring weather. Somehow we kept going and going, first running into an anti-foie gras protest at Fairway Market, which was largely ignored by busy Seder shoppers. Then we stopped in at ...

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Manhattan Peep Pimpin’

Father Tony took this great pic of Aaron and Jeff at Exit Art last week, perfectly capturing their opinion of performance art, or at least mine (usually). I was in hibernation for some pervy disco event and wasn’t along for the excursion, but I thought I’d post this pic anyway, for pure beefcake value. Jeff is taken, but our boy ...

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Morning View – Nutella

In a nod to foreign tourists, the NYC hot dog carts are selling Nutella, a vile gelatinous hazelnut tub of muck that I’d never heard of until I moved here to work for a British company. My coworkers adore Nutella, but are grossed out by peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Go figure. The product was invented in Italy during WWII ...

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A Sign Of Spring

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Attractile Dysfunction

BELOW: DJ Michael Fierman leans over his record as he sooths the morning masses shortly after taking the Black Party stage at 11AM. Notice that unlike the preceding two DJs, Fierman is using vinyl. That’s Bonnie Pointer’s Heaven Must Have Sent You on the turntable. Another Black Party has come and gone, always with an astonishment of how quickly time ...

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DJ Michael Fierman Chats With JMG

Veteran DJ Michael Fierman will play the closing set at this week’s Saint-At-Large Black Party. Today, Michael answers a few questions for JMG.JMG: Tell me about playing at the original Saint. How did you get the gig? Michael Fierman: Playing records at the Saint was the equivalent of a Carnegie Hall performance for piano recitalists; the ultimate achievement. The prestige ...

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Morning View – Times Square

From the southwest corner of 42nd & Broadway, looking north. At 60 degrees, it would almost feel spring-like this morning, if not for the overcast sky.

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Uncivil Servants

An interesting story in today’s NY Times reports on a new website, Uncivil Servants, which allows NYC residents to upload photos of city employees, cops, and film crews who are violating city parking regulations using their city-issued permits to park just about anywhere they want. The rules for using government-issued parking permits are complex. But the permits are intended for ...

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Homophonics

The Eagle, Sunday, 10PMMan 1: Well, sure, you are kinda nelly, but some guys like that. Man 2: What are you talking about??!! Man 1: What? Man 2: You asshole, I said I was a feminist, not effeminate! Man 1 (shrinking): Oh….. Man 2: And I am NOT nelly! (Man 2 stalks away.) Man 1 (to himself): Whatever, girl..

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Still In The Two-One

I’ve already posted too much about the rents on the Upper East Side, but I’ll mention this too. Today I wandered across the street on my way home from the subway to peek at the signs in the lobby of a new apartment building almost ready for tenants. The posted rents are pretty much in line with the neighborhood, but ...

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Buck In The Box

Last night the lovely Manhattan Offender and I went down the The Box, a beautiful new/vintage theatre/nightclub in the Bowery, for a screening of Schwarztwald: Rites XXVII, filmmaker Richard Kimmel’s fascinating part-fantasy, part-documentary about NYC’s immortal Black Party. All the leatheratti were in the house, including Testosterone photographer Joe Oppedisano, New York Boys Of Leather members Christian and Blaze, and ...

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Magicially Queerlicious

ABOVE: Irish Queers member JF Mulligan sets up. (Embiggen to read the banner.) Forget “Erin Go Bragh”, the real chant of today’s NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was “Queers can march in Dublin! Queers can march in Cork! Why can’t queers march in New York?” Or at least that was the favored chant in the Queer Corral, which is what ...

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ACT-UP Army Rocks Times Square

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum were arrested for civil disobedience in today’s ACT-UP/Queer Justice League demonstration against the “immoral” comments of Joint Chief’s Chairman Peter Pace. ABOVE: Foreman and Kleinbaum block Broadway, moments before they were handcuffed.ABOVE: The NYPD closes in.ABOVE: Minutes earlier, Foreman and Larry Kramer attempted to gain entrance ...

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True Colors Tour Dates Announced

Cyndi Lauper appeared on the Today Show this morning to promote this summer’s 15-city Matthew Sheppard Foundation and PFLAG will have information kiosks at each concert. Tickets go on sale nationwide this Friday . The True Colors tour will play NYC, DC, SF, LA, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Toronto, Denver, Atlanta, and Salt Lake ...

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HomoQuotable – Jason McCarthy

“O.K., everybody, remember what I told you. Smile a lot. Hug people a lot. Tell them how important the gay community has been to this place. O.K.?” – Roxy manager Jason McCarthy, giving his employees their final instructions Saturday night, as the legendary nightclub opened its doors for the last time. Over 4000 clubbers paid their last respects until noon ...

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Harlem Nights

Last night I trekked up to Harlem for pal Damian’s birthday party, meeting up there with a gaggle of chattering nattering bloggers. Are all my friends bloggers, or are all bloggers friends? Damian’s apartment is hoooge, even by Harlem standards, six or seven rooms, airy and light-filled with interesting details. My entire 2-room UES studio could fit into his living ...

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A-list Prada Bears

Above:This was sent to me by Jimbo in DC, who thinks it sums up the NYC bear scene. Seems about right.Below: A-list NYC bear Gayest Neil slaps back.

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