Tag Archives: NYC

Vandals Hit NOM’s Anti-Trans Hate Bus

USA Today reports: A bus spreading a message against transgender culture was vandalized near United Nations headquarters early Thursday evening while it was parked, according to the head of one of the three groups organizing the bus tour. The “Free Speech Bus,” as it is called by organizers, was parked near the UN for a scheduled event when two people ...

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Patron Collapses At Hello Dolly But Waves Off EMTs Because He’d “Sooner Die” Than Miss The Second Act

The New York Post reports: At the Bette Midler show — which has instantly become Broadway’s hottest ticket, raking in $1.4 million in its first five performances — a source told us, “Around halfway through the first act,” an audience member visiting from LA “started to feel dizzy and made his way to the aisle. But he lost consciousness and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Families Of Hundreds Of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia For “Complicity” In Attack [VIDEO]

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: In a stunning action seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil. The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi officials who are said ...

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At Broadway Backwards 2017: Kathleen Turner, Len Cariou, Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells [VIDEOS]

How about some fabulously gay show tunes to close out your week? Via press release: Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn’t matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. This year’s ...

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Laptop Containing National Security Intel Including Trump Tower Floor Plans Stolen From Secret Service

The New York Daily News reports: A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News. Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning. Some items stolen ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cop Whose Dancing At Gay Pride Parade Went Viral Dies Of 9/11-Related Brain Cancer

Horrible. The New York Daily News reports: NYPD Officer Michael Hance, who raised eyebrows and made headlines in 2015 for twerking with a reveler at the city’s Gay Pride parade, has died of 9/11-related cancer. He was 44. The 17-year veteran of the NYPD, who worked the bucket brigade in the aftermath of the terror attack on the World Trade ...

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BLIZZARD: East Coast Braces For Brutal Nor’easter

Starting tonight: The East Coast is under blizzard watch beginning Monday night as authorities advise 50 million people to prepare for what could be the worst storm this winter season from New York City to Boston. Winter Storm Stella is expected to sweep the New York region with possible blizzard conditions, as experts predict the region could see 12 to ...

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State Department Orders NYC Medical Examiner Not To Release Autopsy Results For Russian Ambassador

Drink your polonium, comrade. The New York Daily News reports: An iron curtain has fallen on the autopsy results of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, who died in New York last month, officials said Friday. The city Medical Examiner announced it will not be releasing the cause of death for Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Marketing Officials Forecast $600M Decline In Tourism Revenue Because Donald Trump

The New York Times reports: For the first time in seven years, New York City officials expect the number of foreign visitors to decrease, a drop they attribute to the protectionist policies and rhetoric of President Trump — saying that those moves are scaring off many of the visitors who have helped fuel the city’s robust growth since the last ...

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At The Stonewall Transgender Rights Protest [VIDEO]

Mic.com reports: Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of Stonewall Inn Thursday night to protest President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender Americans. In the description of the Facebook event for their protest, Rally organizers said they wanted to “make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students.” Doing so, ...

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TODAY: Transgender Rights Protest At Stonewall Inn

In reaction to the Trump administration rescinding transgender student rights, dozens of LGBT rights and progressive groups will be leading a protest rally this afternoon outside the Stonewall Inn in downtown Manhattan. The rally is cosponsored by the New York City Council, GLSEN, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal. The event begins at 5:30PM and its Facebook page is here.

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New York City Gets Golden Girls Themed Cafe

Mental Floss reports: After months of anticipation, fans of The Golden Girls can finally pour one out for late actress Rue McClanahan (who played sultry Southern belle Blanche Devereaux) and the rest of her senior gang at New York City’s brand-new Rue La Rue Café. Plans for the Girls-themed eatery were first announced last summer; now, The New York Times ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Anti-Defamation League National Headquarters Evacuated After Another Bomb Threat

NBC New York reports: The Anti-Defamation League’s national headquarters in New York received a bomb threat Wednesday, and the group says it is working with authorities to determine if it is connected to the rash of threats targeting Jewish community centers across the country in recent months. The bomb threat to the Third Avenue office was anonymous, according to ADL ...

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Anti-Trump Immigration Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner On Statue Of Liberty’s Pedestal

ABC New York reports: A banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled on the Statue of Liberty Tuesday afternoon. The banner, approximately 20 feet by 3 feet, was spotted on the pedestal just before 1 p.m., affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue. Rangers, alerted to its presence, immediately made ...

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Cate Blanchett Does “Drag” At The Stonewall [VIDEO]

Vulture reports: Cate Blanchett took the stage at a benefit performance at the Stonewall Inn Monday night to lip-sync for her life, and claim several others in the process. According to a few clips that have made their way onto the internet, and which will serve as valuable commodities in any post-apocalypse gay black market, Blanchett lip-synced Dusty Springfield’s “You ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Russian Ambassador To United Nations Dies Unexpectedly After Collapsing At Embassy

Reuters reports: Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. More from the New York Post: ...

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REPORT: Bill Clinton Moved To Tears After Waiter Gets On Knees To Thank Him Saving His Life In Kosovo

Politico reports: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband President Bill Clinton were drawn to tears while dining [on Friday night] at Sea Fire Grill in New York City. After enjoying a dinner of salads, smoked salmon and branzino with a close friend, one of the wait staff dropped to his knees and said, ‘Sir, I want to ...

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PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day [VIDEO]

NPR reviews: Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce are radiant beings who make every minute louder, more glamorous and deeply personal as PWR BTTM. The punk duo has announced Pageant, its follow-up to 2015’s Ugly Cherries, with the outrageous “Big Beautiful Day.” “There are men in every town / Who live to bring you down,” Hopkins sings. “My advice is to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Neo-Nazi Gang Attacks Brothers After Noticing “Anti-Fascist” Sticker On Their Cell Phone

The New York Post reports: A group of “Neo-Nazis” beat up two twin brothers and menaced them with a knife in front of a Lower East Side bar Saturday morning when they took offense to an “anti-fascist” sticker on one of the men’s cell phone cases, police said. The beat down happened when the brothers, both 27-year-old Columbia graduate students ...

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TISSUES AND PUREL: Facebook Post Goes Viral After Subway Riders Join Together To Remove Nazi Graffiti

At this writing this Facebook post has been shared over 237,000 times: I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do. One guy got up and said, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need ...

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