Tag Archives: Hell’s Kitchen

NEW YORK CITY: Charges Dropped In 2014 Attack On Eagle Bartender

Last summer NYC Eagle bartender Paul Martone was left in critical condition after an altercation with a stranger on a Hell’s Kitchen street. Several days later Martone’s assailant [photo] was identified and apprehended in part due to a video of the incident which went globally viral, spawning a heated social media discussion on whether Martone had instigated the attack. Yesterday …

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NEW YORK CITY: At The Out 100 Party

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and boyfriend Brandon McMullin were among the gay glitterati in attendance at last night’s Out 100 party at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen. Also seen above are Out 100 honorees Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson with his husband Cheng He, journalist Chris Geidner, Liz Margolies, founder of the National LGBT Cancer Network, and her …

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NEW YORK CITY: Cops Collar Suspect In Street Attack On Eagle Bartender

On Tuesday night. New York City Eagle bartender Paul Martone, 49, was left in critical condition after hitting his head on a Hell’s Kitchen street following a punch by a stranger with whom he had argued about his dog. Martone’s condition was upgraded to stable last night and today the NYPD reports that the attacker has been arrested. Corey Pohan, …

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Activists To Launch Sochi “War Room”

Via the #CheersToSochi Facebook page: LGBT activists, allies, social media experts, and journalists are invited to participate in the #CheersToSochi War Room in New York City at Boxers Bar HK during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games this Friday. The purpose of the #CheersToSochi War Room is for participants to monitor the Opening Ceremony and other Olympic-related …

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Cops Raid Hell’s Kitchen Gay Bar

DNAinfo New York reports: A popular gay bar that’s enraged locals by throwing loud parties and playing porn that’s visible from the street was raided by the NYPD early Saturday morning and was temporarily shut down for operating without a liquor license, sources said. The raid on Fairytail Lounge, at 500 W. 48th St., was part of the Multi-Agency Response …

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Brian Brown Is In Hell(‘s Kitchen)

A JMG reader sends us this photo of Brian Brown, who was just spotted in Hell’s Kitchen at 41st Street and Ninth Avenue. So he’s either on his way to the New York Times building or…the Port Authority bus terminal.

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NYC Gay Bar Gets Reality Show

Flaming Saddles, the Hell’s Kitchen country gay bar that was temporarily closed by the health department last month, will be the focus of a coming reality show. It will follow the straight couple Jacqui Squatriglia and Chris Barnes, who own the saloon that’s hosted “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Anderson Cooper and members of “The Book of Mormon” cast. …

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Yet Another Gay Bashing in Manhattan

NY1 has the details: A Manhattan teenager is facing hate crime charges after he allegedly assaulted a co-founder of a local gay rights group in Hell’s Kitchen yesterday. Manuel Riquelme, 19, is charged with hate crime and aggravated harassment after allegedly hitting Eugene Lovendusky, 28, a Queens resident and co-founder of Queer Rising, an LGBT rights and advocacy group. Police …

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NYPD Steps Up Patrols In Gayborhoods

In reaction to the continuing spree of anti-gay hate crimes, the NYPD announced today that they have increases patrols in the West Village, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen. The patrols — which will feature mobile command units — were announced in response to the shooting death of Mark Carson, 32, Saturday, allegedly by a man spewing homophobic slurs. The increased police …

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Health Dept Shuts Hell’s Kitchen Bar

Flaming Saddles, the popular Hell’s Kitchen country gay bar, was shut down this week by the NYC Health Department. The hot spot — which features shirtless bartenders who two-step on the bar, as well as serving dishes like “Frito Pie” — was letting hot food get cold, had improper plumbing, and had a food preparation counter that was “improperly constructed,” …

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Sunday In NYC: Ali Forney Center Fundraiser In Hell’s Kitchen

Tomorrow in Hell’s Kitchen: The Ali Forney Center (AFC) – the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth – had its drop-in center destroyed by the Hudson River storm surge following Hurricane Sandy. The center served as the entry point for a number of AFC services, …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Runners To Pub Crawl For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Instead of taking part in the now-canceled Marathon, today some gay runners and their supporters will pub crawl for hurricane relief in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the West Village. Beneficiaries will be the American Red Cross, the Ali Forney Center, and New York Care. More details are here and on the event’s Facebook page.

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Scissor Sisters Have A REAL Kiki

Last night the Scissor Sisters played Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen where an already ecstatic (and virtually all-male) audience went nuts when during their current club smash, Let’s Have A Kiki, the band brought out Justin Bond of the legendary cabaret act Kiki & Herb. We literally screamed in delight and later at the XL after party I got to …

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