Tag Archives: NYC

Lousy Smarch Weather: 3700+ Flights Cancelled

The New York Daily News reports: The fourth New York City nor’easter of the month arrived Wednesday, bringing the familiar litany of woe: Massive airport delays, whipping winds and the threat of up to 15 inches of snow. The first flakes began falling during the morning rush hour, with the effects felt immediately at La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports ...

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Kushner Company Filed False Documents With NYC

The Associated Press reports: When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two ...

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NYC Pride 2018 Grand Marshal: Billie Jean King

New York City Pride today announced that tennis legend and LGBT activist Billie Jean King will be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade. As someone said just now on my Facebook page, “Take THAT, Margaret Court!” Rather interestingly, this year’s parade will also reverse its traditional direction. From the press release: This year’s NYC Pride March also undergoes ...

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MANHATTAN: Junior Escapes Jury Duty [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Donald Trump Jr. is “one and done” when it comes to his civic duty, and looks pretty damn happy about it. We got Trump Jr. outside the Manhattan criminal courthouse where he reported Wednesday morning for jury duty. The President’s son was actually selected as a potential juror in an attempted robbery case, but obviously didn’t make the ...

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Kylie Minogue To Headline New York City Pride

Via press release from New York City Pride: In 2017, NYC Pride evolved Dance on the Pier, a 30+ year institution, into a new multi-day LGBTQ cultural experience named Pride Island. With much excitement, we’re proud to announce the event is back this year featuring live performances by Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Lizzo, and Big Freedia from Saturday, June 23 ...

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Trump Junior’s Wife Hospitalized In Precaution After Opening Letter Containing Suspicious White Powder

The BBC reports: The US president’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, has been taken to the hospital after opening an envelope containing white powder. The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr, Mr Trump’s eldest son, at his apartment in Manhattan. She and two other people at the scene were decontaminated by firefighters and taken to hospital for evaluation. The Secret Service ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Video Appears To Support Defense Claim Of Bullied Gay Student Charged With Murder

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: A brief cell-phone video captures a harrowing September 27, 2017 assault on gay student Abel Cedeno in his Bronx high school class by Matthew McCree, joined by his friend Ariane Laboy, as Cedeno defends himself with a knife, fatally wounding McCree and slashing Laboy. McCree, in a white T-shirt, can be seen charging ...

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Federal Court Rules Grindr Not Liable For Impersonating Profiles That Sent Over 1000 Men To Victim’s Home

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge dismissed a 14-count lawsuit against Grindr on Thursday, finding that that the hook-up app for gay men is not liable for the malicious harassment wrought by an ex-boyfriend’s fake profile. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni dismissed with prejudice all claims but one for copyright infringement, which she dismissed without prejudice. Matthew Herrick blamed Grinder ...

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NYC Sues Big Pharma For $500M Over Opioids Crisis

NBC News reports: New York City filed a $500 million lawsuit Tuesday against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors, seeking to hold them accountable for their alleged part in the city’s drug epidemic. The lawsuit aims to recover expenses the city will incur in combating the crisis. In 2016, more than 1,000 people in New York City died of an opioid ...

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Cuomo Pitches First In Nation Congestion Pricing For Manhattan, Drivers Would Pay $11.52 Below Midtown

The New York Times reports: Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan. Similar traffic charges are already used in cities like Singapore, Stockholm, London and Milan, but New York ...

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MANHATTAN: Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower on Monday morning, officials said. Smoke was seen billowing off the top of the Manhattan skyscraper, carrying for several blocks. Firefighters were called to the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, located at East 56thSt., at about 7:20 Monday morning. The blaze broke out in the building’s ...

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Snarled Flights, Arctic Chill Follows Brutal Nor’Easter

The New York Daily News reports: The day after a massive winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of New York, a bitter cold front is expected to hit the East Coast with record setting temperatures. An “arctic outbreak” will keep temperatures about 20 to 30 degrees below average, with a wind chill advisory issued in ...

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Corey Johnson Elected NYC Council Speaker [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Corey Johnson was elected City Council speaker in an overwhelming vote Wednesday, capping months of maneuvering that will make him the city’s second-most-powerful elected official. Johnson — a Manhattan Democrat who is gay and HIV positive — was chosen in a 48-1 vote. Councilwoman Inez Barron, who mounted her own last-minute bid for speaker ...

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New York City: Felony Crime Rate Hits Record Low

The New York Times reports: It would have seemed unbelievable in 1990, when there were 2,245 killings in New York City, but as of Wednesday there have been just 286 in the city this year — the lowest since reliable records have been kept. In fact, crime has fallen in New York City in each of the major felony categories ...

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NYC To Face -10 Wind Chill On New Year’s Eve

USA Today reports: Revelers in New York’s Times Square could face the coldest New Year’s Eve celebration in more than 50 years as a brutal wave of arctic air tightens its iron grip on much of the nation. “We are predicting 11 degrees at midnight in Times Square that will feel like minus-10 degrees,” warned AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker. ...

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Four-Story Penis Artwork Roils Lower Manhattan

The New York Daily News reports: It’s a four-story outdoor art installation that’s hard to ignore. Residents of the Lower East Side awoke Christmas morning to find an enormous penis painted on the side of a Broome St. apartment building — courtesy of a Swedish-born artist. “I have never heard so much laughter and seen so many happy faces behind ...

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Court Orders “Forcible” Soundproofing For Apartment Of Woman Who Won’t Stop Screaming About Obama

The New York Post reports: A Brooklyn judge has ordered a divorce lawyer into a padded room. The jurist ruled that the loudmouth lawyer has been terrorizing her neighbors at her ritzy condo building so much — blasting classical music and shrieking things such as “Obama is a murderer!” and “Rape!” around the clock — that her pad has to ...

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its fourteenth annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to ...

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Gay Man Set To Become New York City Council Speaker

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio gave his blessing Thursday to a deal that is likely to make Councilman Corey Johnson the next City Council speaker. Johnson, a Manhattan Democrat, sewed up the backing Wednesday of the Queens and Bronx county Democratic leaders, who brought with them support from enough Council members to give him the win. ...

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Trump SoHo Hotel Has Been “Put Out Of Its Misery”

Fortune reports: The embattled Trump SoHo Hotel was finally put out of its misery last night. As of midnight on Thursday, the business now operates as The Dominick Hotel. The property will be run by an affiliate of CIM Group, which has owned the hotel since 2014. Hotel staff and guests who have already made bookings will not be affected ...

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