Tag Archives: New York City

Quote Of The Day – James Molinaro

“Believe what our new governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been saying: that we have too many governments around the state and that we need to consolidate them and their services. No way is he going to create another county government in New York state. He is never, never, never, never, never going to sign a Staten Island secession bill into law.” …

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NEW YORK CITY: Portuguese Gay Activist Found Slain, Male Model In Custody

Noted Portuguese gay activist and fashion journalist Carlos Castro, 65, has been found dead and gruesomely mutilated in a midtown New York City hotel. Castro’s traveling companion, a young model, is in police custody. The naked body of Carlos Castro, 65, was found lying face-up in a pool of blood inside his 34th-floor room at the InterContinental New York Times …

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Instant Subway Hero

This subway flasher totally picked the wrong woman to mess with. From one account, it appears that the flasher had a condom on and was flashing his junk from behind his messenger bag. This guy is so busted, he doesn’t even defend himself.

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NEW YORK CITY: Guilty Verdict In Murder Of Gay College Student Kevin Pravia

Jeromie Cancel (above right) has been found guilty in the murder of Manhattan college student Kevin Pravia, who was strangled in his apartment by Cancel after the part allegedly met to conduct a drug deal in Union Square. The defense had implied “gay panic” as a reason for the murder. Duncan Osborne reports at Gay City News: The trial opened …

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Fifty Reasons To Love New York City

Today the Village Voice published a list titled “50 Reasons To Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live In New York City.” Here’s a few of my favorites. 50. Sending your laundry out for someone else to wash and dry it is not only convenient, it’s just good business. Especially since you will probably never own a washer and dryer. Which …

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NEW YORK CITY: Possible Gay Panic Defense In Murder Of College Student

In August 2008, openly gay Pace University student Jason Pravia, 19, was murdered in his Chelsea apartment after he left a downtown party. According to reports, Pravia left the party extremely drunk and went to Union Square to score drugs. There he met Jeromie Cancel, 22, an occasional dealer and former mental patient who accompanied Pravia back to his apartment. …

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NYC: Trial Begins In Craigslist Murder Of Gay ABC Newsman George Weber

Last year 16 year-old John Katehis brutally stabbed to death gay ABC newsman George Weber after the pair hooked up via a Craiglist hooker ad. Weber allegedly hired the teen to “smother” him in an S/M scene. After his arrest, the killer claimed that he had stabbed Weber over 50 times in self-defense. Katehis’ trial began in New York City …

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New York Yankees Promise To End Homophobic Taunting In The Stands

Responding to pressure from GLAAD, the New York Yankees have vowed to end homophobic taunting by their fans. The issue came to light on Tuesday thanks to a video (created by JMG reader Sean Chapin) which showed fans shouting an obscene version of Village People’s YMCA at fans for opposing teams. Via GLAAD: We reached out to the Yankees, and …

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NEW YORK CITY: Bronx Gay Bashing Victim Speaks To Media

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NEW YORK CITY: Seven Men Arrested For Brutal Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

New York City police have arrested seven gang members who lured a gay man and two teenagers to a house in the Bronx where the victims were brutally tortured. Two other members of the gang are still at large. There were nine attackers, ranging from 16 to 23 years old and calling themselves the Latin King Goonies, the police said. …

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NEW YORK: Wannabe Times Square Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

Failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was sentenced to life in prison by a New York judge today. Playing to the numerous cameras, the defiant Shahzad warned the packed courtroom that the Islamic war on America “has just begun.” “The defeat of the U.S. is imminent, inshallah, ” Shahzad said on Tuesday during the sentencing. Speaking in a 14th-floor courtroom …

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Fans Brawl At U.S. Open

Fans descended on a young man at the U.S. Open yesterday after he argued with a woman seated near him. Watch what happens after the woman’s elderly father comes to her defense. Huffington Post has the incident from another angle. Apparently it all started because the younger man was shouting obscenities at the players.

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NEW YORK CITY: Summer Benefit For The Ali Forney Center – Wed. July 21st

On Wednesday July 21st, the Ali Forney Center will hold a summer benefit party at Hudson Terrace. Get tickets here and help support AFC’s vital work for NYC’s homeless LGBT youth. Facebook event page here. RELATED: Visit Frank And Gabe today for a great interview with AFC’s mega-hunky executive director Carl Siciliano.

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Central Park Has Rabid Raccoons

New York City’s health department has issued an alert about rabid raccoons in Central Park. Over 100 infected raccoons have been trapped or found dead in the park so far this year. “It’s like Central Park in the ’70s when you had to be fearful of people – now you have to be fearful of raccoons,” said Manhattan teacher Meg …

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NEW YORK: Big Crowd Rallies For Homeless LGBT Youth

Several hundred activists rallied in New York City’s Union Square last night in support of homeless LGBT youth. The rally, which was sponsored by the Ali Forney Center, featured speeches from Lt. Dan Choi and actress Sandra Bernhard among others. Frank And Gabe reports: One of the event’s prominent speakers was Lt. Dan Choi, who brought an incredible emotional resonance …

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The Taxi Of Tomorrow?

New York City plans on replacing all of its cabs by 2013 and is soliciting design concepts. Above is the Unicab as proposed by an Australian company. The futuristic Unicab is all electric, has room for seven people, space for luggage and a ramp for disabled passengers. The front passenger seat is spun around, to let the rider face his …

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The Tyranny Of New York

Conor Friedersdorf writes in an Atlantic piece titled The Tyranny Of New York: New York City’s role on the American scene isn’t unhealthy merely because it attracts creative, ambitious people with its dynamism, or because its residents have a healthy ego about the relative merits of their city. The problem is that along with those inevitable traits of great cities, …

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Hollywood Vs. New York City

Four decades of the cinematic destruction of New York City, stirringly set to George Gershwin.

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Soupy Sales Dead At 83

Legendary 60’s comic and children’s show host Soupy Sales has died at the age of 83. As the star of “The Soupy Sales Show,” he performed live on television for 13 years in Detroit, Los Angeles and New York before the program went into syndication in the United States and abroad. Ostensibly for children, the show had broad appeal among …

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Money Woes For NYC Gay Men’s Chorus

New York City’s Gay Men’s Chorus may have to disband unless its financial situation turns around quickly. Like so many nonprofit arts organizations in this economic downturn, we are hurting,” said Rick Clodfelter, Chairman of the Board of Big Apple Performing Arts, Inc., the umbrella organization for the NYCGMC. “Decreasing donations, limited resources and the rising costs of production make …

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