Tag Archives: NYC

Manhattan’s Next Supertall: One Vanderbilt [VIDEO]

I first reported on One Vanderbilt last September, when developers revealed that it will be 200 feet taller than the Empire State, 400 feet taller than the one-block-away Chrysler, and 600 feet taller than its almost-abutting Met Life neighbor. Today we get a new promo video for the tower, which upon completion will briefly become Gotham’s third-tallest building behind One …

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Harlem Hate Pastor James David Manning Warns: If You Disrupt My Church We Will Murder Your Family And Then Piss On Their Graves [VIDEO]

Early this week Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning was among the group of black clergy who met with Donald Trump. In the clip below, Manning recounts how one of the pastors at the meeting  (whom he refers to with the N-word) mentioned apologizing to his congregation after protesters allegedly “stormed the pulpit.” Pastor Manning would like you to know …

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NEW YORK CITY: Harlem Hate Pastor James David Manning Meets With Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning, who says that “Jesus would stone homos,” was among the black pastors who met with Donald Trump yesterday in New York City. Reuters reports: Among the meeting’s attendees was James Manning, a Harlem-based pastor who came under fire in June for using the billboard outside his church to post anti-gay messages, including one addressed …

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QUEENS: Trans Woman In Critical After “Curb-Stomping”, NYPD Investigates As Possible Hate Crime

CBS News reports: Police are looking for a man who nearly killed a transgender woman in a beating in Queens. Around 4 a.m. Sunday, the attacker followed the 35-year-old victim — whose given name was Ricardo Sal but goes by the name Kathy — to the front of Sal’s apartment on 93rd Street in Jackson Heights, police said. As CBS2’s …

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HARLEM: Hate Pastor Screams “Faggots!” At Protesters, Tells Press He Can’t Pay City Fines [VIDEO]

Harlem Against Homophobia protested outside the church of James David Manning on Monday night, where he once again appeared to scream homophobic and racist slurs in the name of Jesus. Also this week Manning’s church was served with notices of heavier zoning fines, which Manning says he can’t pay. DNAinfo reports: Atlah Worldwide Church could be fined as much as …

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NEW YORK CITY: Man Charged In Chelsea Restaurant Chair Attack Sues Everybody For Defamation

The gay man charged with clubbing a Chelsea gay couple over the head with a restaurant chair has sued the couple for assault and defamation. Also being sued for defamation are witnesses who provided video and statements to the police. Courthouse News Service reports: An HIV counselor’s night out in New York City went off the rails when he was …

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REPORT: Anti-Gay NYC St. Patrick’s Day Chair Bought “Male Enhancement Drugs” With Parade Funds

The notoriously anti-gay chairman of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been accused of using parade funds to buy “male enhancement” drugs and make other unauthorized purchases. The Irish Voice reports: The board of directors of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade has notified the New York State Attorney General’s office about a “misuse” of parade …

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NEW YORK CITY: Leaders To Spend $6.6M On PrEP & HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Duncan Osbourne reports at Gay City News: Moving on the Plan to End AIDS, the City Council will spend $6.6 million to fund pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis programs and efforts to aid people with HIV in staying on anti-HIV drugs so they remain non-infectious. “This initiative will help continue to provide programs and education to raise awareness of this devastating …

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NEW YORK CITY: Feds Arrest Gay Chelsea Dentist On Meth And Child Porn Possession Charges

This will be one of the most stomach-churning things you’ll read this year. From the New York Times: A Manhattan dentist was arrested Friday on charges that he had done dental work for a drug dealer in exchange for methamphetamine, and possessed child pornography videos, according to federal prosecutors. The complaint against the dentist, John Wolf, states that he is …

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New York City Cabbies: The 2016 Calendar

It’s a fundraiser for immigrants. Via DNA Info: Call it socially minded sexiness. The 2016 New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar is now out, and features a dozen of the city’s steamiest (and good-humored) yellow cab drivers in provocative positions. A portion of the proceeds from calendar sales will go to the University Settlement Society of New York, a city …

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ISIS Makes Threat Against New York City [VIDEO]

“ISIS is circulating a video that suggest they are targeting New York. CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports that the video cannot be verified, but authorities are taking it seriously.” Watch below.

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NEW YORK CITY: Cabbies Sue Over Uber

Taxi owners and their creditors yesterday sued New York City and the Taxi & Limousine Commission, claiming that Uber is destroying their business. CNBC reports: The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court accused the defendants of violating yellow cab drivers’ exclusive right to pick up passengers on the street by letting Uber drivers who face fewer regulatory burdens pick up …

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Tilt-Shift New York City [VIDEO]

It all looks like a toy model. Via Gothamist: In August, Stephen Colbert was filming the intro for his Late Show program, but certain shoots from around the city didn’t make it to the final cut. Namely, the Union Square shoot that a few Gothamist editors were a part of. Today, Colbert tweeted out the Director’s Cut, which is 2.5 …

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NEW YORK CITY: Former Knicks Draft Pick Michael Wright Found Murdered After Possible Grindr Hook-Up

Michael Wright, a pro basketball player once drafted by the New York Knicks, was found bludgeoned to death in his SUV on Tuesday. NYPD detectives believe Wright may have been murdered by a man that he met on Grindr. The New York Daily News reports: Wright was found dead from a head wound inside his Lexus SUV on E. 16th …

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Empire State Celebrates Its FM Antenna [VIDEO]

Fifty years ago yesterday the Empire State Building went live with its fancy new FM antenna, which was apparently a very big deal to New Yorkers burdened with transistor AM radios. To celebrate, last night the iconic tower staged a light show to Steely Dan’s “lite rock classic,” FM (No Static At All), complete with the unbleeped F-word and a …

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BROOKLYN: Hanging With The Gay Foodies

I recently trekked out to Crown Heights, Brooklyn to hang out with the gay foodies, a world in which many of my friends (and you, maybe) are deeply immersed, but one that is, regrettably, rather alien to me. The event was called Gay Food 101, where self-publishing giant Blurb Books hosted LGBT chefs, food columnists, and authors who explored the …

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Postmodern Jukebox – Give It Away [VIDEO]

In this week’s installment the always inventive Postmodern Jukebox puts a “shagadelic” Swinging 60s spin on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, complete with Austin Powers-inspired dancers. Lots of fun. And stick around for the trombone solo from vocalist Aubrey Logan.

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New York City Gets Third Cat Cafe

Just opened on the Lower East Side is Gotham’s third kitty coffee shop, where you can play with (and adopt!) felines over your nonfat extra-hot no-foam light-whip semen-free mocha latte. This one also serves booze! Gothamist reports: The Lower East Side grew ten cats stronger yesterday with the opening of Koneko, NYC’s newest cat cafe located on Clinton Street. Koneko …

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November 23rd: Rally Against Harlem Hate Church

The last rally against Harlem’s hate church resulted in a truly spectacular screaming meltdown by Pastor James David Manning. (Video below.) Since Manning continues to post signs calling for the murders of LGBT people, activists will again rally outside the church next month. From Harlem Against Violence & Homophobia: The sign once read: “Jesus Would Stone Homos.” Now it says: …

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REPORT: De Blasio To Endorse Hillary Clinton

In January 2014, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in by Bill Clinton, but so far de Blasio has been coy about making a presidential endorsement. That will soon change. Via the New York Daily News: After months of playing hard to get, Mayor de Blasio is finally planning on endorsing Hillary Clinton and will publicly declare his support …

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