Tag Archives: West Village

NYC Prosecutors: Killer Of Mark Carson Laughed And Boasted To Cops

New York City prosecutors reported yesterday that the killer of Mark Carson laughed and boasted about his crime during his arrest. “Yeah, I shot him in the head,” sneered Elliot Morales, 33, while “laughing on the ground” when cops were handcuffing him for shooting Mark Carson, 32, early Saturday morning. Morales today was held without bail on charges of second-degree …

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VIDEO: At The Vigil For Mark Carson

TOMORROW: The LGBT Community will hold a march. Monday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m. beginning at the Center, 208 W 13th Street, and proceeding to West 8th Street and 6th Avenue. Following a string of heinous bias attacks against gay men, including the murder of a 32 year old man on Friday night, community members, elected officials, LGBT community leaders …

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Say His Name: MARK CARSON

Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers turned out tonight for a candlelight vigil held at the West Village corner where Mark Carson, 32, was murdered early yesterday morning. The event was organized by Adam Feldman and speakers included activists Eugene Lovendusky, Robert Pinter, and Brendan Fay. Among the local politicos in attendance were state Sen. Brad Hoylman, state Assemblyman Micah Kellner, …

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TONIGHT: Vigil In West Village

In response to last night’s hate crime murder of a gay man, tonight there will be a candlelight vigil at midnight at the scene of the crime in the West Village.  Gather at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Eight Street near the Gray’s Papaya restaurant.  The location is one block from the Ninth Street PATH station and two blocks …

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Anti-Gay Assault In West Village

The NYPD has released a blurry surveillance photo of a man suspected of using anti-gay slurs before smashing a woman in the face with a ketchup bottle in a West Village diner. The victim, 33, whose identity was not immediately released, was dining in the Waverly Restaurant, 385 Sixth Ave., with several other women when the suspect and a group …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Runners To Pub Crawl For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Instead of taking part in the now-canceled Marathon, today some gay runners and their supporters will pub crawl for hurricane relief in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the West Village. Beneficiaries will be the American Red Cross, the Ali Forney Center, and New York Care. More details are here and on the event’s Facebook page.

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Power Returns To Much Of Downtown NYC

After five days, electricity was restored this evening to parts of downtown Manhattan, almost a full day ahead of yesterday’s forecast by Con Edison. According to Miss Twitter, folks were literally dancing in the LIT streets of Chelsea, the Flatiron, the East Village, Chinatown, Soho, and parts of the Lower East Side.  Con Ed tweets this disclaimer: “For all in …

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Canceled For The First Time In 39 Years

It won’t be rescheduled. Details.

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Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuation

Mayor Bloomberg has just ordered the mandatory evacuation of the lowest-lying areas of New York City.   Residents of Zone A are to immediately begin making plans to leave their homes. Zone A covers much of downtown Manhattan and the blocks bordering the Hudson and East rivers.   Hospitals in the affected areas will be moving their patients to other facilities …

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Facelift Coming For NYC’s LGBT Center

New York City’s beloved but decidedly ramshackle LGBT Center is about to begin a much-needed multimillion dollar facelift. Via New York Times: A 14-month renovation is expected to begin by the end of the year. The $7.5 million project is being financed with $3.7 million from New York City and $2 million from New York State. A fund-raising effort will …

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Tumbleweave

Spotted on Christopher Street by JMG reader Bradley.

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Final NYC AIDS Memorial Design

The final design seems to lack the appropriate solemnity, but at least it looks like an inviting place to sit and reflect. The design for the future New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park was approved by Manhattan Community Board 2. The coalition will now work to seek approvals from the Department of City Planning and the …

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NY Senate: Gay Vs Gay-Friendly

Two Democrats are running to fill the seat of openly gay NY Sen. Tom Duane, who is retiring after a distinguished career highlighted by last year’s passage of marriage equality. One of those running for Duane’s West Village seat is Brad Hoylman (above right), who is openly gay, engaged and the father of a 18-month old. His opponent, Tom Greco, …

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Rape Claim At West Village Gay Bar

Details are scant so far. Investigators are set to review security video from the popular gay piano bar Duplex after a woman told police she was raped there hours after the gay pride parade passed through the Village, according to sources. The woman told authorities she was attacked by a man in the bathroom of the bar on Christopher Street …

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Anniversary

It was June 27th, 1969. The day that the fags, dykes, and queens of New York City finally said “Enough!” For some historical perspective, I’m once again posting the story that the New York Daily News ran about the Stonewall Riots. Note how the story drips with condescension and ridicule. We’ve come a long, long way in 43 years and …

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Evening View – West Village

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Join Us At NYC Pride

Join us at the southwest corner of Christopher and Gay this Sunday for a mini-JMG meetup to watch the Pride parade. We’ve marched for the last few years but have really been missing actually seeing the parade. The parade is scheduled to step off at noon and should reach “the gayest corner in town” by 1pm or so.

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St. Vincent’s To Become Condos

As all had expected, the shuttered St. Vincent’s Hospital in the West Village will be turned into luxury condos. 350 of them. It also includes 95 parking spaces, down from 152, Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced yesterday. “The loss of St. Vincent’s was a terrible tragedy in our neighborhood,” said Quinn, who represents the area. “The ultimate agreement we have …

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Evening View – World’s Gayest Corner

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TONIGHT: Maggie Gallagher’s Son Debuts New Song At NYC AIDS Fundraiser

Tonight Maggie Gallagher’s eldest son Patrick will debut a song at an AIDS fundraiser at The Duplex, a gay cabaret and nightclub in Manhattan’s West Village. For those unaware, Patrick says that he identifies as straight despite working in what is arguably the single gayest industry in the world. His Twitter profile reads: “Librettist, Lyricist. I love the Knicks, Stephen …

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