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Florent To Close Forever On Pride Sunday

Beloved Manhattan landmark diner Florent finally has a closing date. When his lease on 69 Gansevoort St. expires on March 31, rent will increase from $6,000 a month to approximately $50,000, and it’s unlikely a deal will be struck. Florent is currently battling his landlord in court over tax increases and is withholding rent as a result. The litigation also …

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Hillary Issues A Trio Of Apologies

For somebody who rarely backs down, Hillary was Miss Contrite yesterday. Apology 1 – On Bill’s comparison of Obama and Jesse Jackson: “I want to put that in context. You know I am sorry if anyone was offended. It was certainly not meant in any way to be offensive. We can be proud of both Jesse Jackson and Senator Obama.” …

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Letterman On Spitzer

The Spitzer debacle is the sort of thing that makes late night TV hosts very happy. Here’s David Letterman’s “Top Ten Messages Left On Eliot Spitzer’s Answering Machine.” 10. “Hey, what’s new?” 9. “It’s Barack Obama. Remember our conversation about being my running mate? Never mind.” 8. “Ralph Nader here. Glad to hear I’m not the only politician who has …

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What Can Brown Do For You?

Kudos to UPS for reaching out to gay businesses, but they might need to rethink their slogan. United Parcel Service Inc. has added lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses to its supplier diversity program. The move comes with a partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) said. The NGLCC represents the …

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Paterson Endorsed By Pride Agenda

The Empire State Pride Agenda likes our new governor. David Paterson’s leadership is a story of commitment to civil liberties and human rights. He believes in equality and justice for all New Yorkers and has demonstrated this time and time again in both words and actions. He has been a strong and consistent friend of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

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Dina McGreevey: Stand By Yourself

“I wasn’t the first such person in this situation, and Ms. Wall Spitzer isn’t going to be the last. This will happen again. And when it does, let’s skip the psychoanalysis and judgments heaped on the wife. She’s not the elected official. Let him face the cameras on his own. “Let’s get away from this notion that an elected official’s …

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London’s G-A-Y To Close

The building housing London’s G-A-Y nightclub, one of the biggest gay clubs in the country, is being torn down. A report from the Mayor of London released today has confirmed that London venue The Astoria will close as part of a redevelopment of the Tottenham Court Road area. The Astoria is best known as a live music venue and the …

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