Tag Archives: NYC

Parade Rest

Sunday, 3pm, Christopher StreetTwo twinks are waving at a boy on a passing Pride parade float and shouting to hear each other over the float’s music.Twink 1: He does not! He’s very cute. Twink 2: What are you talking about? Twink 1: That was mean. Twink 2: What was mean? Twink 1: He does NOT have the face of a ...

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25th Annual Mermaid Parade

Today the Farmboyz and I schlepped out to Coney Island for the gayest not-really-gay event in NYC, the 25th Annual Mermaid Parade, the first time any of us had attended. The day started a little bit chilly with the giant clock (see below) facing Central Park reading 57 degrees. In June. But by the time we reached the beach, the ...

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The Gayest Corner On The Gayest Day

This Sunday I’ll be shepherding my festive flock of fabulous – oh wait, I can’t finish that alliteration – fabulous, um, strong gay men to the corner of Christopher and Gay Street to watch NYC’s 38th annual Pride March. History has taught us that corner is nicely shaded, although Sunday’s weather is predicted to be relatively mild, as has been ...

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Radical Homos Zap Speaker Quinn

Yesterday the activist group Radical Homosexual Agenda staged a protest at City Hall during the speech of openly lesbian City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, claiming that Quinn was the “civilian agent” of a new NYPD policy that subjects to arrest the members of any group of 49 persons or more that gathers without an approved NYPD permit. Activists claim this ...

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Gaydarade

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Curb Alert

There’s a fascinating article in today’s NY Times about “freeganism” – folks who try to reject capitalism wherever possible by using thrown-away products such as damaged food or items found in dumpsters. The article talks at length about the perfectly good furniture and personal items tossed out by New Yorkers. If you go into just about any of my friends’ ...

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Here We Perot Again

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw a huge honkin’ monkey wrench into the presidential campaign today when he stunned politicos by announcing he was no longer a Republican. Bloomberg told the press today that he was now independent after switching his voter registration last week. With a personal wealth estimated at over $5B, he could easily underwrite his own presidential campaign, ...

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Folsom East Draws Record Crowd

Yesterday’s Folsom Street East fair was a smash success, with a massive crowd of leatherfolk and looky-loos crowding W.28th Street from 10th to 11th Avenues. FSE head John Weis was ecstatic, telling me that attendance was an all-time high, somewhere around 10,000, putting the event on a scale with SF’s similar Dore Alley Fair. Porn stars, media types, LGBT leaders ...

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Stiff Sentences Handed Down In Village Stabbing

Last summer a “gang” of seven young black lesbians partying near the Christopher Street piers attacked a passing straight man after he allegedly made a lewd sexual remark about “turning them straight.” The man was beaten and stabbed. You may recall me posting about it at the time as part of the still-ongoing debate about the situation with unruly minority ...

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Afternoon View – Flatiron Building

The Flatiron’s rehab has been going on for, what, 200 years? I’ve never seen the building without scaffolding and ad barns around it. These pics embiggen nicely.

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Trevor Project Gala: June 25th

The Trevor Project, which operates the nation’s only 24/7 suicide prevention helpline for gay teens, will be holding a gala event on June 25th at NYC’s Millenium Hotel. The event will include a silent auction, dinner, music and comedy performances and an awards ceremony where Nathan Lane will receive the Trevor Hero Award. Also scheduled to appear: Tim Gunn, Carson ...

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Moby Dick Via MTA

There’s a new service out of NYC called Daily Lit which will email you chapters of classic novels and famous texts for easy reading via your PDA. If you’ve got a train or bus commute and you have a Blackberry or similar device, you can catch up on the classics, 1000 words at a time. It’s a free service, all ...

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Truthiness

Union Square, outside NYU dorms, Tuesday, 11:30PM Girl 1 (on cell): Fuck you. Go fuck yourself. You ain’t got no dick anyway. She hangs up….Girl 2: Dude, I thought you said he has a nice cock? Girl 1: Shut up!.

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The Ritz Returns

Here’s some exciting Broadway news: Terrence McNally’s 1975 hit play The Ritz is returning to Broadway in October, with Rosie Perez playing the role of Googie Gomez, which was originally played by Rita Moreno. I never saw the play, but the 1976 movie version is one of my favorite films of all time, one of those classic gay films that ...

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2007 Tonyzzzzzz

Somehow I managed to keep my eyes open during last night’s soporific unhosted Tony Awards, which may have been the most boring telecast in Tonys history and that’s saying something. Bring back Hugh Jackman! The two big winners each nearly swept their respective categories, with Spring Awakening winning eight musical awards and The Coast Of Utopia taking seven Tonys, a ...

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Murder, He Blogged

Birthday Party, Upper West Side, Monday, 8PMMomentarily abandoned by the two people at the party that I know well, I am engaged in conversation by a yellow Crocs-wearing, pop-collared, fauxhawked angertwink:Angertwink: So, Rob said you are a writer? JMG: Depends on your definition. I have a blog. AT: A what? A blog? Wait, is that on the internet? JMG: What, ...

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Bosox Fans Rip A-Rod

You gotta hand it to the Red Sox fans for their evil taunting of Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who made the tabloids over the weekend after being photographed cavorting with a chestally-enhanced blonde stripper who was Not His Wife. Hundreds of fans at Boston’s Fenway Park showed up with these masks during this weekend’s game in a promotion run by ...

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Instant Convertible

The height limit for the Lincoln Tunnel is exactly 13 feet. Not 13 feet, six inches. Now you know. And so does a certain Texan plumbing supplies deliverman.

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Xanadu: The Musical

Last night Little David and I attended a preview of Xanadu, joining an audience that seemed to be 50% gay men. When the house lights went down, a roar of anticipation went up. David said, “Rowdy crowd!” And they were not disappointed. Thanks to brilliant book by Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed), a show that could have been ...

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Blind Item

Tonight I am going to a place where nobody dared to go.

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