Tag Archives: NYC

FDNY Pulls Calendar

The New York Fire Department has pulled its 2008 firefighters calendar from sale after revelations appeared on gay blogs that their cover model appeared nude in an episode of Guys Gone Wild. While 22-year old Michael Biserta of Brooklyn Ladder Co. 131 will not be disciplined, since he made the video before joining, an FDNY spokesperson says, “We will no …

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Manhattan AIDS Doc Collared

Dr. Ramon Torres, a noted HIV/AIDS researcher and former medical director of NYC’s St. Vincent’s AIDS Center, was arrested Wednesday for grand larceny and unlawful practice of medicine without a license. Torres is charged with submitting thousands of dollars of fraudulent Medicare claims and for continuing to treat patients after being suspended last year for drug and alcohol abuse. Torres …

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Broadway Friday

-The soundtrack to Hairspray has edged up to #2 on the Billboard Top 200, but Prince’s debut at #3 with Planet Earth will likely prevent any time at the top spot for Hairspray. – Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal have returned to the cast of Rent, reprising the roles they created. Rent is currently the seventh longest running show in …

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JMG PSA

Don’t worry, JMG isn’t going all beefcake/NSFW on you. It’s just that I feel it’s my patriotic duty to mention that the 2008 FDNY calendar came out today. Why do you hate America? The calendar raises about $150,000 annually for a non-profit fire safety and training program. Get yours here. With all the gay firemen prowling Ty’s, I have to …

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The Power Of 10

The premise of the upcoming CBS game show, The Power Of 10, hosted by Drew Carey, is asking contestants to predict how Americans respond to certain questions. On the pilot episode one of the questions is this: If asteroids are headed for Los Angeles and New York City and the government only has the power to save one city, which …

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Broadway Friday

– Elaine Stritch will do a three week run beginning in January at the Carlyle Hotel in a show called Elaine Stritch At The Liberty….At The Carlyle. Tickets are $125 and you must order dinner – which, of course, is not included. – A revival of Sunday In The Park With George hits Broadway on February 21st. The Pulitzer Prize-winning …

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Transit Gets HOT

The transit situation in New York City is getting, uh, interesting. – The Port Authority is polling commuters entering the Lincoln Tunnel, asking if they’d be willing to pay up to $30 per entry in order to use a proposed super-fee lane, which could cut their drive into Manhattan by 20-50 minutes. The HOT, or high-occupancy/toll lane would be creating …

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Buttinskis

New York Magazine is riffing on a survey released last year by the CDC that reports that the incidence of anal sex among heterosexuals has climbed by about 50% over the last 15 years, with 38% of women and 32% of men now saying that they occasionally indulge in backdoor shenangigans. The article, written by sex advice authors Em & …

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Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (Bag)?

One of the most striking differences between living in San Francisco and New York is the panhandling situation. As any San Francisco resident or visitor will attest, you can hardly walk 100 feet down any city street without being aggressively begged for money. Friends and I once counted being asked for money eight times over four Market Street blocks. In …

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Flip This Space

Everybody knows parking is a nightmare in Manhattan. And yet that nightmare can provide a sublime sense of superiority to the vast majority of residents who don’t own cars -myself included – although I’m occasionally inconvenienced due to friends having to circle my block for an hour searching for a space. An interesting recent NY Times story mentions that new …

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Design Flaw

NYC Eagle, Sunday, 9pm Guy 1: So anyway, we had a really good weekend together. He’s totally perfect for me, except for- and I hate to say this – his apartment.Guy 2: Why? Is he a slob?Guy 1: Oh, no. Everything is spotless. You could eat off the floor.Guy 2: So the problem is……Guy 1: The problem is his place …

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Con Ed To Closed Stores: Suck It

Con Edison says they will pay for the repairs of buildings that suffered physical damage from last week’s steam pipe explosion, but that there will be no compensation for lost business. Many buildings suffered blown-out windows and destroyed signage. The “frozen-zone” around the explosion site has been reduced to the four blocks around E.41st and Lexington Avenue. Stores and restaurants …

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Class Photo

Saturday afternoon we herded most of our crew to Brooklyn, braving every pirate’s favorite subway line, the R, to attend the Big Lug party at Cattyshack, our favorite NYC lesbian bar. Only half of the guys in this photo have a blog. The other half are freaks.

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Broadway Friday

– This week the soundtrack for Hairspray enters the Billboard 200 at #20. Over on Hot Dance Club Play, Idina Menzel’s remix of Defying Gravity climbs to #7. The cast album for Wicked has been #1 for 73 weeks on Billboard’s Top Cast Albums chart. – A Broadway adaptation of the the classic Sidney Poitier film, Guess Who’s Coming To …

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A Klieg Of His Own

Last night my houseguest and I were wandering up 2nd Avenue after dinner and ran into a wild scene around 76th street – searchlights, paparazzi, a red carpet, and a couple of hundred screaming girls. All of this outside was taking place in front of a small restaurant. I walked up and asked a few of the girls, “What’s all …

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Rabbit Season! Duck Season!

Rite Aid, Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday 2pmAn elderly woman approaches a pharmacist, who is out on the floor with a phone, examing the shelves. Elderly Woman (brandishng a pill bottle): Excuse me, do you have these in a suppository?Pharmacist (puts phone on his shoulder): If there aren’t any on the shelf, then we’re out.EW: I need them in the big …

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GLAAD Pissed At Post

GLAAD has issued a call to action over yet another anti-gay Sean Delonas cartoon published in the New York Post. If the above cartoon offends you, contact the NY Post: Jesse Angelophone 212-930-8274, fax (212) 930-8540, e-mail: [email protected]

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Broadway Barks

Yesterday the Farmboyz and I headed down to Schubert Alley for Broadway Barks, the 9th annual pet adoptathon created and hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters and presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The casts and stars of virtually every Broadway show made appearances, from Xanadu’s studly Cheyenne Jackson (left) to Tony winners David Hyde Pierce, Beth Leavel, …

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Blogger Pile Up

Last weekend I hosted DC blogger/rugby stud/sci-fi geek Jimbo and of course we had to bring him to Central Park for our regular roller-disco picnic. Tons of mobloggeratti attended, including this winsome four with Jimbo. L-R: Farmboy C, Jimbo, Glenn, Chris, Father Tony.

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Queer Justice League To Protest Caliente

On Sunday at 1pm the Queer Justice League will be protesting in front of the West Village’s Caliente Cab Company restaurant in response to their Pride Sunday ejection of a butch lesbian for using the ladies restroom. They plan to repeat this action every Sunday until the restaurant “resolves the situation favorably”, which I presume means agreeing to QJL’s demand …

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