Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Dance Sensation Shamir Rocks Brooklyn

Last night I trekked out to Brooklyn with my buddies Mike and Anthony for the New York City debut of 20 year-old queer sensation Shamir, the unabashedly fey singer/rapper whose clear falsetto has drawn many comparisons to Sylvester. The sold-out audience at the Music Hall of Williamsburg ranged from front-row adoring fanboys to Manhattan nightlife figures such as Double-Headed Disco …

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Brooklyn Bar Celebrates The Unhung

Via Gothamist: Over 100 tiny penis lovers packed into King’s County Bar in Bushwick yesterday afternoon for the third annual Smallest Penis In Brooklyn pageant, a celebration of all things micro and proud. There were considerably more women than men in the crowd for the three hour event, with many small groups of women batched together (photographer Melanie Rieders described …

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Terror Pigeon – BYOYOLO

A chunky 80s pop/dance vibe, a little bit of drag, some bondage gear, and a chorus that insists you “go out and fuck the shit out of your dreams.” What’s not to like?

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BROOKLYN: Local Tea Party Founder Busted For Possession Of Child Porn

Via the New York Post: An ultra-conservative one-time Brooklyn city council candidate — whose campaign slogan was “Our children are our future” — has been nabbed for possessing and sharing kiddie porn, prosecutors said Friday. Joseph Hayon, 37, was arrested Thursday and admitted to police that he traded the sick pics of kids between the ages of 2 and 12 …

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Activist To Swim NYC’s Gowanus Canal

Via Brooklyn Paper: He’s going up s—’s creek! A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Serial activist Christopher Swain will don a drysuit and traverse the canal from its “source” near Butler Street between Bond and Nevins streets to New York Harbor to call …

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BROOKLYN: Hillary Clinton Campaign Signs Office Lease For 2016 Headquarters

Via Politico: The lease is signed: Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters will work out of 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, according to a source familiar with the deal. The campaign will occupy two full floors of the office building, which is close to 12 subways lines and a dozen bus lines, and will be taking them as is – no …

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New T-Shirt For Notorious RBG

The New York Daily News reports: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hailed with rock star status Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Eastern District of New York. Ginsburg was presented with a T-shirt — nearly as long as the diminutive justice — in keeping with the online cult fandom …

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Anguish Looms For The Hipster Express

Gothamist has unfortunate news for Billyburg nightlife: Brokelyn reports that the L will not run overnight between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue on weeknights from March 24th to May 22nd. Indeed, it will turn into a pumpkin from midnight to 5 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, for six weeks. Hope you don’t work in the service industry! And again, there will …

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At The Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

Yesterday about 2500 people took part in the annual Polar Bear Plunge during sub-freezing temperatures at Coney Island, where lifeguards warned participants not to proceed deeper than their waist and not to remain in the water for more than one minute.

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Viral Video Of The Day

1.2M views for an impromptu subway platform dance party led by a little girl. Filmed at the Bedford Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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4000 Orthodox Rabbis By Drone

Via Gothamist: Thousands of Orthodox Jewish rabbis gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for the 31st International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. According to a press release, over 4,200 rabbis from over 80 countries all convened in Crown Heights for an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. It all culminated with the Rabbis coming together outside …

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Today’s New York Post

“Beep” is tabloid shorthand for “borough president.”

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BROOKLYN: Transgender Woman Critically Injured In Brutal Street Attack

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a brutal street attack on Brooklyn transgender woman that took place on Sunday night. From the New York Daily News: The four bias brutes who beat a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious on a Brooklyn street corner — leaving her with critical injuries — spewed anti-gay epithets and demanded to know what she …

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BROOKLYN: Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Charges Filed In Anti-Gay Shooting

Via DNA Info: Three suspects have been arrested for shouting anti-gay slurs at a group of men dressed as women and shooting one of the them over the weekend, police said. Cody Sigue, 22, Matthew Smith, 21, and Tavon Johnson, 17, got into an argument with the victim around 7 a.m. Saturday on Broadway near Putnam Avenue, according to police. …

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BROOKLYN: City Launches Bus Ad Campaign In Support Of LGBT Youth

Via press release: For many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in Central Brooklyn, being rejected by parents or family members can lead to risky and dangerous behavior. Project Accept LGBT Youth (ALY), a CAMBA HIV prevention initiative, is working to change this by encouraging parents, guardians and families to accept these young people. Funded by the New York …

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De Blasio Courts DNC 2016 For Brooklyn

Today and tomorrow New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hosting Democratic party officials who will tour Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as the prospective location for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. De Blasio’s bid seems to have dim prospects. While no one puts on a show like New York, and hometowner Hillary Clinton may be the party’s nominee, many top …

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Bears In Heaven – Time Between

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Today’s New York City Tabloids

New York City woke up yesterday morning to see that the massive American flags that fly atop each of the towers of the allegedly highly-guarded Brooklyn Bridge had been replaced by white flags. Surveillance footage shows that the flag’s spotlights suddenly winked out around 3am and investigators found that they’d been covered with aluminum tins. Getting to the top of …

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61 Hot Dogs In Ten Minutes

New York City’s most disgusting holiday tradition took place at Coney Island yesterday where “competitive eater” Joey Chestnut won for the eighth consecutive year by downing 61 Nathan’s hot dogs in ten minutes.

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BROOKLYN: Gay-Bashing Victim Sues Ultra-Orthodox Street Patrol Members

The Brooklyn gay man who was brutally beaten by a gang of Hasidic thugs has filed a civil lawsuit against his attackers. Taj Patterson, 22, suffered a fractured eye socket, torn retina and multiple contusions from the Dec. 1 beatdown in Williamsburg by as many as a dozen ultra-Orthodox vigilantes who were looking for a suspect who had vandalized cars …

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