Tag Archives: NYC

NEW YORK CITY: Stonewall Rebellion Participant Danny Garvin Dies At 65

Stonewall Rebellion participant Danny Garvin has died at the age of 65. Via press release from Stonewall historian David Carter: “Danny was there the night it opened (on his birthday in 1967) and became a regular customer of the Stonewall Inn,” Carter said. “He met his first love there by dancing with him, dated the main doorman (Blonde Frankie), and ...

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Time Lapse: NYC Civil Rights Protest March

Via Time Magazine: Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Saturday to demonstrate against police violence in the wake of several deadly confrontations this year between officers and unarmed black citizens. This time-lapse video, made at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan, shows demonstrators marching over a 90-minute period. Authorities estimated ...

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TRAILER: Broadway Bares 2015

Tickets have already gone on sale for the always sold out Broadway Bares, which next year returns to the Hammerstein following the demise of Roseland Ballroom. Semi-nudity in the clip below, so cube-dwellers take note.

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NYC Apartment Rents For $500K/Month

It’s a new record. Via the New York Observer: A full-floor rental of New York’s Pierre Hotel that was listed for $500,000 a month has found a tenant, according to the listing agents. To boot, the same renter has also reserved a separate $150,000-a-month suite for guests. Jonathan Miller, president of appraisal firm Miller Samuel, said the $500,000-a-month listing sets ...

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JMG Reader Prevails: NYC Eases Birth Certificate Rules For Trans Citizens

The New York City Council today approved an ordinance that allows transgender citizens to correct the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing surgery. Today’s action comes after JMG reader Joann Prinzivalli (top left) and three others sued the city. From the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: “We are thrilled by the passage of this legislation,” said TLDEF Executive ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

1.2M views for an impromptu subway platform dance party led by a little girl. Filmed at the Bedford Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Jon Stewart On Eric Garner

Via Gothamist: Sharing the same outrage that many felt after an NYPD officer was not indicted for choking Eric Garner to death, a disgusted Jon Stewart appeared on The Daily Show last night. He said, “I honestly don’t know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Blames Cigarette Taxes For The Death Of Eric Garner

(Via Igor Volsky at Think Progress)

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will ...

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Obama Reacts To Garner Decision

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De Blasio Urges Calm As Protests Over Garner Decision Are Planned Citywide

From his press release: “Today’s outcome is one that many in our city did not want. Yet New York City owns a proud and powerful tradition of expressing ourselves through non-violent protest. We trust that those unhappy with today’s grand jury decision will make their views known in the same peaceful, constructive way. We all agree that demonstrations and free ...

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How To Get Pregnant At Starbucks (HINT: It’s All the Sodomite Semen In The Lattes)

“If you’re drinking Starbucks, watch out if you’re a woman. You might just get pregnant by drinking Starbucks. Because they’ve got some pretty potent semen in their drinks. And you will go home and tell your husband that you’re pregnant and he’ll say, ‘But we haven’t had sexual intercourse in years! Where did you get pregnant? Is it an immaculate ...

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All-Time Low For HIV/AIDS In NYC

Via the New York Observer: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a new report Monday–coinciding with the 26th annual World AIDS Day–declaring that New York HIV diagnoses have reached an all-time low. The report shows that in NYC in 2013, 2,832 people were newly diagnosed with HIV and 1,784 people were diagnosed with AIDS. These ...

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Guest Post: Carl Siciliano

“We won’t have a faggot in our house.” Those are the words M heard after his mother died of cancer. He was 16. His mom had loved and accepted him. But not his aunt and uncle. They took in his little brother, but left M to fend for himself in the streets. M lived in a town in Florida that ...

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Mock-Up Vs Final New York Daily News

Via Mediaite: Last night, New York Daily News Brooklyn court reporter Oren Yaniv tweeted out what appeared to the Tweetdeck passerby to be the next day’s cover of the paper, which announced “Killer Cop Goes Free.” Many were displeased by such an incendiary headline, including trusty Brit Hume. Yaniv later revealed the cover was just a mock-up. It did not ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Protesters Chain Food Bin To Walmart Family Condo

Via Gothamist: Walmart employs 1.4 million Americans, and pays roughly 800,000 of them less than $25,000/year. Because this is barely enough money to live, Walmart workers turn to public assistance, which costs taxpayers $6.2 billion annually. These part-time workers—many of whom are black or Latino and female—cannot feed themselves or their families, so employees hold food drives for their colleagues. ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Protesters Swarm Times Square, Shut Down Bridges

Following last night’s decision in Ferguson, thousands of protesters marched from Union Square to Times Square and shut down the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Triborough bridges. The protests were largely nonviolent, however NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was splashed with red paint as he observed the protest in Times Square. Police declined to report on the number of arrests, but it doesn’t ...

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PETA Vs Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

PETA will protest Sea World’s participation in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a naked demonstration outside the flagship store. Demonstrators wearing nothing but black and white body paint to resemble orcas will squeeze into a bathtub outside the midtown Manhattan store on Thursday to mimic orcas held in captivity and to repeat last year’s demand – which was denied ...

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NYC Firefighter: I’ve Done Gay Porn

Yesterday the New York Daily News published a breathless “exclusive” report that a recently hired city firefighter has revealed his history in gay porn. Jonathan Jesensky, 33, starred in at least 10 gay porn films before joining the ranks of New York’s Bravest as a rookie firefighter on Tuesday. Jesensky, who also served in the Marines, ditched his porn career, ...

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