Tag Archives: Union Square

MANHATTAN: Naked Trump Statue Prompts Selfie Frenzy In Union Square, Parks Department Rips It Down

DNA Info reports: This is some very public art. A statue of a completely naked Donald Trump mysteriously appeared on the south side of Union Square Park Thursday morning. The full-frontal sculpture of the Republican presidential candidate, which stood for at least two hours before being removed by the Parks Department around 1:20 p.m., featured realistic details such as an ...

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Power Returns To Much Of Downtown NYC

After five days, electricity was restored this evening to parts of downtown Manhattan, almost a full day ahead of yesterday’s forecast by Con Edison. According to Miss Twitter, folks were literally dancing in the LIT streets of Chelsea, the Flatiron, the East Village, Chinatown, Soho, and parts of the Lower East Side.  Con Ed tweets this disclaimer: “For all in ...

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Morning View – Doggupy Union Square

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Afternoon View – Union Square

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Afternoon View – Broadway & East 18

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SLIDESHOW: Homeless Youth Rally

Tonight’s rally for homeless LGBT youth was quite well attended with hundreds of activists, queer youth, and members of the media crowding Manhattan’s Union Square. The event was hosted by the Ali Forney Center, whose executive director Carl Siciliano roused the crowd with exhortations to do better by the city’s homeless kids. Also speaking was actress and longtime LGBT youth ...

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TONIGHT: Rally For Homeless Gay Kids

New York City’s Ali Forney Center will host a rally at 6PM tonight in Union Square. As LGBT youth come out at younger ages, thousands face homophobia in their homes. Many are rejected by their families and driven from their homes. In New York City an LGBT teen is eight times more likely to experience homelessness than is a straight ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cops Pepper-Spray Wall Street Protesters, Over 100 Arrested

Yesterday the NYPD crashed a protest march from Union Square to Wall Street, pepper-straying some young women and arresting over 100. The #OccupyWallStreet action has been going since last week. Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent. Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting “shame, shame” walked between Zuccotti Park, near ...

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Afternoon View – The Goddess Of Victory

The column in the center of Union Square “commemorates the victory of Admiral Dewey in 1898 at Manila Bay during the Spanish-American war.”

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Morning View – Union Square

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Afternoon View – Strand Books

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Afternoon View – Bongs & Jeebus

Next to the Union Square street vendor selling gas mask bongs (!) is some dude selling Jeebus over a portable PA system. If you’re passing through, their shouting match is quite amusing to behold.

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Monday June 14th: Ali Forney Center Rally To Protect Homeless LGBT Youth

The Ali Forney Center will hold a rally in support of LGBT youth on June 14th at NYC’s Union Square. As LGBT youth find the courage to come out of the closet at younger ages, thousands are being rejected by their families and forced out of their homes. As many as 40% of the homeless youth in the United States ...

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International Pillow Fight Day 2010

International Pillow Fight Day took place in 150 cities around the world yesterday. Here’s a look at NYC’s event in downtown Manhattan’s Union Square. The bottom clip was shot from the department store across the street.

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Massive Union Square Rally Promises 2010 Retribution On New York Senate

A crowd of over one thousand attended tonight’s rally in NYC’s Union Square, where Marriage Equality NY provided a roster of the state and city’s top political leaders and activists, all of whom vowed revenge upon the 38 state senators that voted against equality. Among the speakers: Gov. David Paterson, activist Corey Johnson, NY Sen. Tom Duane, NY Sen. Liz ...

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NYC: Marriage Rally Union Square 6PM

Marriage Equality New York will stage their own marriage rally tonight at Union Square, 6PM. MENY events tend to bring out the major politicos – City Council members, borough presidents, etc. Embiggen the above for the deets or go here for more.

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Video: NYC Marriage Rally & March

I shot this just as the march stepped off for Union Square, so folks were just getting their chants going. If you hang on to the end, you may spot a couple of Gotham celebrities.

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Morning View – Virgin Union Square

The Farmboyz and I stopped by the Union Square Virgin Megastore this weekend, where they are in the last days of their closing sale. Lots of good stuff still to be had, mostly at 30-50% off. The fixtures are for sale too, in case you need a giant metal spinning 500-CD rack. (We passed on the item below.) And thus ...

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No Wal-Mart For Union Square

The Virgin Megastore space in Union Square will not become a Wal-Mart after all, much to the relief of many New Yorkers. Via Gothamist: While the shuttered Times Square Virgin Megastore transitions into a Forever 21, WWD is reporting that the Nordstrom folks might be taking over the Virgin Megastore space. The real deal high price Nordstrom department store you’ve ...

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NYC: Vermont Celebration Tonight

Vermonters and fans will gather in NYC’s Union Square tonight at 6:30PM for a celebration of yesterday’s approval of same-sex marriage. Civil Rights Front is organizing, so expect more wacky fun like at Friday’s Iowa celebration. I’m told there will be cake!

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