Tag Archives: West Village

Somebody Chained A Plain Wooden Cross On NYC’s Gay Street So The Neighbors Made Some Improvements

The HuffPost reports: On Good Friday, a mysterious giant wooden cross appeared on Gay Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, chained and locked to an apartment gate. Over the next nine days, the cross’ owner would return and chain the cross to different parts of the street making it impossible for others to move it. “To ...

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New York City Unveils AIDS Memorial [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A special tribute was held in honor of World AIDS Day to the victims who died of the disease in New York City. The AIDS Memorial Park at Saint Vincent’s Triangle in Greenwich Village was dedicated on Thursday. The project was launched in 2011 to remember the men, women and children who have died from AIDS in ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Elderly Gay Widower Battles Partner’s Family For Ownership Of West Village Brownstone

The couple had been together for more than 50 years but never married. The New York Times reports: Bill Cornwell and Tom Doyle lived in a brownstone in the West Village for over five decades. They were artists, neighborhood fixtures and committed partners. Their enduring love never seemed to them to need codification — not to mention that for most ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Edie Windsor Joins Feds & Pols For Dedication Of Stonewall National Monument [VIDEO]

This afternoon Edith Windsor joined Stonewall riots veteran Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt and a raft of federal officials in dedicating the Stonewall National Monument in New York City’s West Village. From the speech delivered by White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett: Today in Christopher Park in New York City we celebrated the designation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first national monument ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Elliot Morales Sentenced To 40 Years To Life For Hate Crime Murder Of Mark Carson

The New York Times reports: Days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, the judge in a hate-crime murder case in New York invoked the massacre as he sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday. The man, Elliot Morales, was convicted in March of murder as a hate crime for ...

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Franklin Graham Has The Stonewall Inn Sadz: President Obama Is Declaring A Monument To Flaunting Sin

Earlier this week the Obama administration signaled its intention to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument to LGBT rights. Franklin Graham is ever so pissed: A monument to sin? That’s unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation’s founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: President Obama Poised To Declare Stonewall Inn A National Monument To LGBT Rights

From the Washington Post: President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement. While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries ago, this ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Sentencing Delayed For Killer Of Gay Man As Defense Fights “Predicate Offender” Status

The New York Times reports: The sentencing of Elliot Morales, who was convicted last month of murder as a hate crime after shooting a gay man in the West Village, was delayed on Monday, as the defense requested additional time to review a series of issues surrounding the case. The delay comes as the defense prepares for the prosecution to ...

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WEST VILLAGE: Gov. Cuomo Recommends Adding Julius’ Bar To National Registry Of Historic Places

Via press release from New York Sen. Brad Hoylman: “LGBT history is American history. An important part of that history is Julius’ Bar, one of the oldest gay bars in the city. By including Julius’ on the state and national historic registries, we’ll help ensure that future generations can be inspired by the events that occurred at Julius’ Bar and ...

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BREAKING: New York City Jury Finds Killer Of Gay Man Guilty Of Hate Crime Murder, Life Sentence Possible

The jury took less than a day to find him guilty. GOOD. Via the New York Daily News: A crazed killer was convicted Wednesday of gunning down an unarmed gay man in the West Village nearly three years ago — and the murder was deemed a hate crime. Elliot Morales, 36, now faces up to life in prison for the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Confessed Killer Of Gay Man Calls Transgender Woman He Dated As Character Witness

This is an interesting development. The New York Post reports: A killer who shot a man on a Manhattan street after hurling gay epithets has a longtime transsexual lover who insists the defendant is no bigot. Elliot Morales, acting as his own lawyer for the hate-crime slaying of gay stranger Mark Carson, called as his first witness a former flame ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Jurors See Taped Confession In 2013 Hate Crime Killing Of Gay Man [VIDEO]

From the New York Post: Manhattan jurors were shown a cellphone video Thursday of homophobic killer Elliot Morales confessing to his crime before trying to lick the sidewalk in front of cops. “I fucking shot him dead!” Morales shouts, cackling, as several NYPD officers restrain him face-first on the pavement. “Diagnosis dead, doctor!” he continues, laughing to the police. “They ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Elliot Morales, Confessed Killer Of Gay Man, Says Victim “Instigated” His Own Slaying [VIDEO]

As I reported yesterday, confessed killer Elliot Morales is finally on trial for the May 2013 hate crime slaying of Mark Carson, a black gay man Morales shot to death on a West Village corner. Morales, who is representing himself in the trial, yesterday questioned Carson’s companion on the night of the murder, declaring that the pair had instigated the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Trial Finally Begins For Elliot Morales, Accused In West Village Hate Crime Slaying Of Gay Man

The trial has finally begun for Elliot Morales, who bragged and laughed to arresting officers after gunning down a gay black man, Mark Carson, on a West Village corner in May 2013. The New York Daily News reports: The best friend of a 32-year-old gay man killed by a hate-filled sicko in the West Village in 2013 tried in vain ...

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A Tribute To Marie’s Crisis [VIDEO]

From the American Theatre Wing comes a tribute to Manhattan’s famed singalong showtune bar. Clip recap: “Welcome to Marie’s Crisis, where showtunes come to die!” Come inside the historic piano bar in the West Village devoted exclusively to showtunes. Erected on the spot Thomas Paine died, Marie’s Crisis Cafe has spent the last four decades as an oasis for the ...

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Case Against Killer Of Gay Man Imperiled By Lack of NYPD Miranda Warnings

It was two years ago next week that thousands of LGBT New Yorkers poured into the streets to protest the senseless murder of Mark Carson, 32, [photo], who was shot point-blank in the head after he said “yes” when asked if he was gay. The suspected killer, Elliot Morales, then 33, was apprehended immediately and reportedly laughed and boasted about ...

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New York City LGBT Center Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting After $9.2M Remodel

Last night I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the New York City LGBT Center, which is almost finished with a 14-month $9.2M remodeling that has dramatically reshaped the building, an 1844 structure that in 1938 became Food Trades Vocational High School. Leading the ceremony was Center executive director Glennda Testone and Edith Windsor, who announced that the Center will be ...

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New Yorkers Line Up For Pop-Up Central Perk Cafe On Friends 20th Anniversary

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends and at this writing hundreds are lined up in the West Village to enter a pop-up version of the show’s Central Perk coffee house where they can sip from those “stupid big cups which, I’m sorry, might as well have nipples on them.” Lots of Friends memorabilia is on ...

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NEW YORK CITY: West Village Locals Block Attempts To Relocate Gay Bar

In the face of soaring rent, Boots & Saddle is soon leaving its Christopher Street location after almost 40 years. The owners have found another location in the neighborhood, but the local community board has blocked their move. Community Board 2’s State Liquor Authority committee unanimously rejected Boots & Saddle’s bid to transfer its liquor license to the new location. ...

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NEW YORK CITY: West Village Gay Bar Boots & Saddle To Close After 40 Years

The tiny but popular Christopher Street bar Boots & Saddle is closing after 40 years in business due to a large rent increase. The gay bar — known for its drag shows, packed parties and welcoming vibe — cannot afford to pay a rent increase on its space at 76 Christopher St. and will shut down soon after 40 years ...

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