Tag Archives: Long Island

NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crime Charge For Long Island Rail Passenger Caught On Video In Racist Rant [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The LIRR rider caught on video unleashing a profane and racist rant was charged with a hate crime Wednesday and could end up behind bars for the vile tongue-lashing, officials said Wednesday. Queens DA Richard Brown charged Edward Ruggerio, 58, with menacing as a hate crime for his verbal attack on a fellow passenger …

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LONG ISLAND: Suffolk County Police Department Rejects Trump’s Call For Cops To Brutalize Suspects

The Hill reports: The Suffolk County Police Department said they do not tolerate the “roughing up of prisoners” in response to President Trump’s address to police on Long Island on Wednesday, in which the president said cops should treat subjects violently. “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, …

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Queer Nation To Fly Boycott Banner Over Fire Island Pines Businesses

Via press release from Queer Nation: A plane trailing a banner reading “Boycott Hi/Lo Tea! Fight For Full LGBT Rights!” will fly above the beach at Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines on Sunday, June 7, between 2 pm and 3 pm. The action will underscore the LGBT community’s outrage over the April 20 meeting between Republican presidential candidate Senator …

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Mary Lee Shark Visits The Big Apple

Mary Lee is a tagged Great White shark currently prowling the surf just off Jones Beach. Gothamist calls her a “16-foot-long, 3,500 pound murder machine, with 300 teeth and a lust for the blood of your children.” You can join Mary Lee’s 37K followers on Twitter or track her exact location at OSEARCH. Candygram!

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CHERRY GROVE: Fire Destroys Two Hotels, Gay Nightclub, And Several Residences

A massive fire swept through Cherry Grove’s commercial district on Fire Island last night, destroying several private homes, the Holly House Hotel, and the Grove Hotel, the last of which was home to the famed Ice Palace nightclub. For decades the Ice Palace hosted the Miss Fire Island pageant and served as the kickoff location for the annual Fire Island …

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Fire Island Business District Auctions To Manhattan Hotelier Ian Reisner For $10M

Via the New York Times: A strip of commercial real estate along the harbor in Fire Island Pines sold for $10.1 million at auction on Thursday to developers with plans to continue the revival of a former mecca for closeted gay men. The sale price was well below the $25 million the previous owners sought when they placed it on …

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Radio Station Suspends Hoax Deejays

The two Long Island radio hosts who pulled that anti-gay party invite hoax have been suspended. From the station’s Facebook page: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the K-98.3 (WKJY) Morning Show with Steve and Leeana aired a story about a girl’s birthday party and one parent’s objection to the same-sex situation of that girl’s parents. After this aired, it was brought …

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Party Invite Story Was A Hoax

Josh Barro called it – that party invite story that made headlines a few days ago was a hoax pulled by two radio hosts at the Long Island station that first publicized it. The alleged homophobic note sent by a mother in response to a birthday invite from two gay dads was apparently all just a hoax concocted by a …

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Long Island Mom Nastily Rejects Party Invite From Child With Two Dads
UPDATE: Josh Barro Calls Shenanigans

Long Island radio station K98 has posted the above to their Facebook page with this message: Steve & Leeana [radio hosts] got this from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite. Do you think she was right to write this? Would a simple …

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Sean Hannity To Sell Long Island Home

Just days after he declared that he was leaving New York because Gov. Cuomo doesn’t like “extreme conservatives,” Sean Hannity has put one of his Long Island mansions on the market for $3.6M. The gated 2.05-acre home comes with a pool, observation deck and stairs to the beach, says D’Agostino, who is co-listing the property with Joyce Mennella. “You can …

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NY Official Sworn In By iPad

When it came time for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to be sworn in for his second term yesterday, nobody could find a bible. Therefore Mangano took his oath on an iPad with a bible app on the screen. Sample comments from Teabagistan: “New York is so far left they have probably banned or burned all the Bibles.” “These people …

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NEW YORK: Police Seek Suspect In Murder Of Long Island Gay Man

Police are seeking a suspect in the murder of noted equestrian Ross Reisner (above right), who was shot through the window of his Long Island home on Tuesday as he chatted with his partner of 24 years (above left). Ross Reisner, 50, and Kevin Murray were sitting on a leather couch in the living room at their house in Setauket, …

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LONG ISLAND: Four Males Charged In Hate Crime Bashing Of Gay Couple

Suffolk County police have charged four males in the hate crime assault of two gay men in Babylon, Long Island. The four suspects were walking down Deer Park Avenue in Babylon around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when they asked two men for directions to the train station, according to Suffolk County police. They went on to punch, kick and shove the …

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At The 2013 Drag Invasion Of The Pines

Yesterday my pal Jerry accompanied me to the Invasion Of The Pines, the 37th annual marking of the day in 1976 when a drag queen was denied service at a restaurant in Fire Island Pines. Every Fourth of July since then, hundreds of drag queens board a chartered ferry in Cherry Grove and “invade” the Pines for a day exploding …

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FIRE ISLAND: Cherry Grove Community House Makes National Historic Registry

Fire Island’s Cherry Grove Community House will be placed on the New York and national registries of historic places in recognition of its role in creating “America’s first gay and lesbian town.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand applauds via press release: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service placed Cherry Grove Community …

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Long Island Cops Use Village Voice Site To Stage Massive Prostitution Sting

Using the Village Voice’s Backpage.com site, cops in Nassau County lured in 104 men with prostitution offers from undercover male and female officers. The arrested men range in age from 17 to 79. More than 100 johns — lawyers and doctors among them — were named and shamed in an aggressive Nassau County sting after soliciting sex from cops posing …

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Fire Island Devastated By Sandy

Fire Island, which is arguably the most famous gay vacation destination in the world, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The damage is so severe that the spokesman for the National Seashore believes that at least one new permanent inlet between the bay and the ocean has been created, effectively dividing Fire Island into two separate islands. Steve Weinstein has the …

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NEW YORK: Pharmacist Busted In Massive $274M Medicaid Scam To Resell HIV Meds

The New York Attorney General’s office has announced the arrest of a Long Island MOMS pharmacist and three others who have been accused reselling HIV medications which had been paid for by Medicaid. The drugs resold on the black market may have been expired or otherwise unusable, putting patients at grave risk for potentially fatal infections. A pharmacist at the …

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NEW YORK: Students Suspended Over “Tebowing” Prayer Demonstrations

Four Long Island high school students have been suspended for creating a “hallway hazard” when dozens of other students mimicked their pious public display and fell to one knee. “It was basically just a tribute to Tim Tebow,” Carroll Connor, 17, who planned the prank with his brother and friends, told The Post. “It was more than a religious thing. …

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LIRR Tests Quiet Cars

Long Island Railroad is testing a quiet car program similar to Amtrak’s long-running policy. No loud talking and no audible electronic devices will be allowed in the designated cars. Conductors will give “Shh” cards to passengers who do not comply with the rules but the program will be voluntary. Announcements will remind customers of the location of the quiet carriages, …

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