Tag Archives: NYC

NEW YORK CITY: Pam Geller Wins “Killing Jews” Transit Ads Battle With MTA

Via the New York Times: A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display an ad from a pro-Israel group on buses after the agency declined to run it last year. The group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, sued the authority in October, saying it had infringed on the group’s First Amendment rights by rejecting ...

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1WTC Elevator NYC Time-Lapse

Via the New York Times: An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center. From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd ...

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Activist To Swim NYC’s Gowanus Canal

Via Brooklyn Paper: He’s going up s—’s creek! A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Serial activist Christopher Swain will don a drysuit and traverse the canal from its “source” near Butler Street between Bond and Nevins streets to New York Harbor to call ...

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NYC Subway Ridership At 65-Year High

Via the Wall Street Journal: New York City’s subway system carried 1.75 billion customers last year, as ridership grew by the highest annual amount in more than 65 years, according to new figures released Monday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority data show ridership grew 2.6% in 2014—some 5.6 million customers rode the system on an average weekday and six million people ...

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NYC Sees Warmest Day In Seven Months

Millions of New Yorkers poured into the streets and the parks this weekend to enjoy the first real break in one of the longest, coldest winters in many years. The wind chill was back down in the low 40s last night, but still!

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Eighth Cativersary

Eight years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

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ISIS Threatens Times Square Bombing

Via Vocativ: A new ISIS rap video, subtitled in English, features some of the group’s most bloody scenes of beheading and torture, while promising suicide bombers in Germany as well as New York City’s Times Square. A terrorist is shown donning a suicide belt, with subsequent imagery showing scenes from New York’s bustling Times Square, after which the bomber, dressed ...

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Improv Everywhere: Pizza Party Train

RELATED: A few years ago the MTA considered outlawing the eating of any food on the subway because the trash causes track fires and draws even more rats. The issue was dropped after platform food vendors and passengers objected.

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Harlem Hate Pastor Leads Screamfest For MSNBC To Fire “Coon” Al Sharpton

Saturday afternoon unhinged Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning led a bizarre screaming rally outside a midtown Sheraton where he accused “nappy-haired” MSNBC commentator Al Sharpton of having AIDS, also calling him a “coon” and a “pimp.” Sharpton’s supporters booed Manning, for which they were called “pinch-nose Negroes” who are probably carrying “books of food stamps.” Somehow nobody got arrested. ...

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Rupert Murdoch Has The Hillary Sadz

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NYC Artist Wins Privacy Suit Over Photos Taken Through His Neighbors’ Windows

Two years ago I reported that residents of a luxury Tribeca building were furious about an art gallery’s exhibition of photos taken through their windows from an apartment across the street. A lawsuit shortly followed, of course, and this week a panel of  judges made their decision: Want privacy? Buy shades. That was the message sent by a panel of ...

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Broadway Bares Unveils 2015 Theme

The 25th anniversary theme of this year’s Broadway Bares will be “Top Bottoms Of Burlesque.” Lots of beefcake ahead, possibly not work-safe. Get tickets here.  At the end of the clip is Charlie Williams, who won the Ali Forney Center’s Broadway Beauty Pageant in 2010.

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Harlem Hate Pastor: Christians Must Be Willing To Kill To Stop Sodomites

“If we’re going to win this battle for the lord God almighty, two things are going to have to happen in terms of our battle strategies. We’ve got to be willing to die for what we believe. If you believe the word of God, then there is no way you will not die willingly for the cause of Christ. But ...

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This Friday: Furball In Times Square

Furball continues its exile to Times Square on Friday. Always mobbed, always a wild time.  Get tickets here. More details on their Facebook event page.

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DJ Dance Party On The NYC Subway

(Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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BROOKLYN: Hillary Clinton Campaign Signs Office Lease For 2016 Headquarters

Via Politico: The lease is signed: Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters will work out of 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, according to a source familiar with the deal. The campaign will occupy two full floors of the office building, which is close to 12 subways lines and a dozen bus lines, and will be taking them as is – no ...

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East Village Selfie Woman Apologizes

“It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York. What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action.” – Former Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Christine Freundlich, apologizing for taking a cheerful  selfie in front of the gas explosion which destroyed ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Activists Disrupt Speech By Jamaican Prime Minister

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller was delivering the keynote speech at the Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in New York City on Thursday when she was interrupted by LGBT activists. Via the Washington Blade: The advocates challenged the Jamaican prime minister over what they perceive as her government’s insufficient response to rampant anti-LGBT violence on the island that continues to ...

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Today’s New York Post

Via Gothamist: The photo of 7 women cheerfully taking a selfie on 2nd Avenue—as buildings crumble and burn behind them, and victims of the explosion remain missing—was almost unbelievable. The selfie stick, the beaming smiles… surely this was Photoshopped. It wasn’t. The very real photo quickly spread online yesterday, and this morning the NY Post has put the young women ...

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Try To Remember The Fantasticks

Playbill has the news: The Off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks, still the longest-running musical in world history and the longest-running play of any kind in American history, has announced that it will close in May. The little musical about a Boy, a Girl and the wall that separates them will close May 3, the 55th anniversary of the opening of ...

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