Tag Archives: NYC

Fame Or Shame: A Short Documentary About Harlem Hate Pastor James Manning

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Please Stand Clear

In order to “reduce dwell time” in the stations, the MTA is testing a shorter announcement on the 2 and 5 lines. Normally you hear a sonorous male saying “Stand clear of the closing doors, please.” The test voice is a female who simply says “Please stand clear.” The MTA says they hope to “shave 2-3 seconds off station stops.”

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NEW YORK CITY: Suspect In Chelsea Chair-Bashing Turns Himself In

Via the New York Daily News: The man accused of bashing a gay couple with a chair in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant has turned himself in, police sources said. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, surrendered to NYPD Hate Crime detectives at the Seventh Precinct and was being questioned Tuesday, the sources said. He was charged with assault and attempted assault. El-Amin slammed …

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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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NEW YORK CITY: Oldest Gay Bar To Close After More Than 50 Years

Via DNA Info: Candle Bar, the neighborhood’s oldest gay bar — and some argue the oldest in the city — is closing at the end of the month. The Amsterdam Avenue bar opened in the mid-1960s, and some people argue it has had its license and been openly gay longer than Julius, a West Village gay bar that claims to …

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Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the eleventh year. I wrote this post in 2005 a couple of days after attending Pride here in NYC. In the following years I’ve reposted it in advance of Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. Have a wonderful Pride month. Love each other. Watching The …

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REPORT: Hotelier Mati Weiderpass Ejected From Fire Island Pines Nightclub

The New York Post reports that beleaguered Manhattan hotelier Mati Weiderpass was tossed out of the Fire Island Pines nightclub Sip-N-Twirl on Sunday after being confronted by patrons furious about his meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz. Customer Evan Lobel said, “One guy got up and asked him what the rationale was to have dinner with Cruz. They got kind of …

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First Look: 2 World Trade Center

Via Architecture  Daily: Designed as seven unique building stacked on top of each other, the stepped 2 WTC tower will rise 1,340 feet – a height that would make it Manhattan’s third-tallest building if built today. 21st Century Fox and News Corp will occupy the 80-plus story building’s lower half. The upper portion of the building will be leased by …

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NEW YORK CITY: St. Patrick’s Day Chair Says Gays Won’t March in 2016 Parade

Ireland’s historic vote on same-sex marriage apparently means nothing to the head of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Irish Voice reports today that John Dunleavy, the chairman of the parade, is shopping the broadcast rights to the 2016 parade to other networks after NBC insisted that gay groups be allowed to march. Dunleavy has declared that …

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VIDEO: Citizens Tackle Manhattan Mugger

Via DNA Info: An Arizona tourist who brought her children to New York for their first visit to the city was mugged in Midtown and dragged half a block by her attacker before a group of Good Samaritans and police captured him and rescued her cash and belongings. Jaime Cowgur, 36, was finishing a two-day swing through the Big Apple …

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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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1WTC Eleven Year Time-Lapse

1.2M views already. The observation deck opened this week. (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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MANHATTAN: Trans Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks In Possible Hate Crime

Via NBC New York: A transgender woman was pushed onto the subway tracks at a Greenwich Village station by a man “acting erratically” who demanded to know what she was looking at, police said Wednesday. Authorities said they are investigating the case as a hate crime. The 28-year-old victim was on the southbound platform waiting for the 6 train at …

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NYC Bridges Get Baby Peregrine Falcons

Endangered peregrine falcon pairs have been nesting atop three New York City bridges and city environmentalists are tagging the twelve newborns with the help of the MTA. Each year around the end of May research scientist Chris Nadareski, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, climbs to the top of the three bridges and puts identifying bands on …

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Beleaguered Manhattan Hoteliers Hit With Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

The Advocate reports: Out NYC Hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, still doing damage control after their ill-fated dinner with antigay presidential candidate Ted Cruz, recently received more bad news — four former and current employees at the KTCHN restaurant and XL Nightclub, located within the Out NYC, are suing the establishment. The suit, alleging discrimination and withheld pay, …

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Remembering Chelsea’s Gay Heyday

Over at Kenneth In The 212, my pal Kenneth Walsh has published a rather comprehensive photo essay recounting the dozens of businesses that have departed the Eighth Avenue corridor of Chelsea that was arguably once the nation’s most popular stretch of gay nightlife, retail, and restaurants. Chelsea’s demise as the center of Manhattan gay life began early this century and …

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NYC Pride Debuts Promo Clip

“Shout for those who couldn’t.”

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REPORT: Accused Fugitive In Chelsea Chair-Bashing Speaks Out To Gay Blogger

On May 6th two gay men were brutally clubbed over the head with a chair during a fracas at a Chelsea restaurant that was widely characterized as an anti-gay hate crime after video of the incident went viral nationwide. The following day New York City blog The G-List Society posted a claim that one of the victims had instigated the …

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Harlem Hate Pastor James David Manning: Sodomy Is A White Person’s Disease

“Germany is a big hotbed for sodomy and everybody knows about France. And then of course in Belgium, and the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and Sweden, and Norway, and Finland. All that region is the hotbed and origination of modern sodomy. Not in China. You’re not gonna find that in China. You’re not gonna find that in India. You’re not gonna …

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Manhattanhenge Is This Weekend

Father Tony reminds us that the astronomical event known as Manhattanhenge is this weekend: Manhattanhenge, the moment when the setting sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan, can be seen this weekend. Half the sun will align with the grid on Friday at 8:12 p.m., and the full-sun Manhattanhenge will happen the same time on Saturday, according to …

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