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The Un-Closing Of Florent

After several hundred breast-beating and wailing posts from the gay and foodie blogosphere (including here on JMG), not to mention a zillion-word eulogy from the New York Times, today comes word via Eater that Florent is not closing this weekend after all. Except it is. But not really. Though the MePa institution Florent will close this Sunday night, landlord Joanne …

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Fasting In The Name Of Hate

San Diego-based Pastor Jim Garlow will make a 40-day fast leading up to election day in order to rally evangelical attention to the anti-gay marriage ballot measure. On Wednesday, Garlow took a first step toward organizing clergy in the state, convening a conference call in which more than 1,000 ministers, most from evangelical congregations, discussed tactics for passing a fall …

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Dee-Eye-Vee-Oh-Arr-Cee-Eee

Well, this is a gay blog…therefore by law I must mention that it looks like Madonna is divorcing Guy Ritchie. They didn’t have a pre-nup so he’ll probably end up with with at least as good a settlement as what’s-her-name McCartney.

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The Waterfalls Are Flowing

Artist Olafur Eliasson’s Waterfalls installations on the East River have begun flowing today, but probably don’t give quite the intended thrill when the weather is as dark and gloomy as it is right now. The four waterfalls will run through October 13th, 7am -10pm. Via Gothamist, here’s some good viewing spots. I’ll put up some pictures later as they come …

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An HIV Test For Every Adult In the Bronx?

An interesting proposal from NYC leaders: The city is planning to step up HIV testing in The Bronx, in an aggressive campaign to have all adults in the borough screened over the next three years, officials said yesterday. The initiative, set to kick off tomorrow, will target the estimated 250,000 untested 18- to 64-year-olds in The Bronx, which has the …

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Arizona Marriage Ban Not Dead Yet

On Tuesday, Arizona’s state Senators narrowly voted down a bill that you put gay marriage on the November ballot. But wait, the bill isn’t quite dead yet. A proposed amendment that would limit marriage in Arizona to opposite-sex couples has more lives than a cat and still could appear on the November ballot. Each time the measure comes to a …

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MTV To Start Taking Political Ads

He’ll be preaching to the converted, but it looks like Obama’s gonna get to put some ads on MTV after all, thanks to a reversal of long-standing policy at Viacom. “MTV Networks will accept political advertising that is national in scope, sponsored by a legally qualified candidate, a candidate’s official campaign committee, a nationally recognized political party, or the official …

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Morning View – Park & 41st

This is the reverse shot of yesterday’s Morning View. The ramp on the left takes cars on a elevated dogleg around Grand Central and drops them back on Park Avenue behind the fugly MetLife Building. Under the ramp’s arches is a pretty good restaurant called Pershing Square, as long as you don’t mind dropping $40-$50 on lunch. I recommend their …

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