Tag Archives: West Village

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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I Can See Your Dirty Pillows

The revival of one of Broadway’s most famous flops is currently in previews at Lucille Lortel Theater in the West Village. Carrie: The Musical only ran for five performances in 1988 and bootlegged audio recordings became a highly sought-after collectors item. The revival’s official opening is March 1st. Get tickets here. I’m totally going.

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Morning View – West 14th Street

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Swag Tuesday

Today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to Evolution Of A Dancer, this Sunday’s epic ten-hour journey through the history of gay dance music. Starring legendary DJs Susan Morabito, Michael Fierman, and John Ceglia, the party takes place at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan’s West Village. Doors open at 6pm and the aural excursion begins with the ’70s music of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Developers Overturn Winning Design For AIDS Memorial

Only hours after the winning design for a planned West Village AIDS memorial was announced, the developers of the site rejected that design for one of their own. Rudin Management, which won City Planning Commission approval on Jan. 23 for its plans for the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site, said it will work with the AIDS Memorial Park coalition, Community …

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NEW YORK CITY: “Infinite Forest” Design Chosen For West Village AIDS Memorial

The backers of the proposed AIDS memorial in Manhattan’s West Village have selected Infinite Forest as the winning design. The act of memorializing the AIDS epidemic with a physical gesture goes beyond remembering and honoring the dead. AIDS is not a war, nor a disease conquered. There are no definite dates or victims. In our design process, we emphasize the …

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SATURDAY: Protest At St. Vincent’s

Embiggen for the details.

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AIDS Memorial For NYC?

The Queer History Alliance is petitioning the leaders of New York City for a memorial park honoring the city’s over 100,000 AIDS deaths. Via press release: The Queer History Alliance, a year-old grass roots non-profit dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of LGBT history, is leading a campaign to establish an AIDS Memorial Park and Learning Center at the campus …

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TODAY: Protest March To St. Vincent’s

Occupy Wall Street protesters will march at 3PM today to the former site of St. Vincent’s, the public hospital which closed in a suspicious bankruptcy last year. Via press release: St. Vincent’s was a Catholic-run hospital, which had a charity mission to serve the under-insured and uninsured. St. Vincent’s lacked the corporate clout to negotiate fair reimbursement rates from profit-driven …

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Morning View – Greenwich & West 11

(Photo by Dr. Jeff)

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Rivers Breach Manhattan Seawall

The Hudson and East rivers have breached the seawalls in lower Manhattan, stalling cars and flooding buildings. The tide has begun going out and this relatively light damage may be the worst of Irene for New York City. About 100,000 outer borough residents have lost power due to high winds. Con Ed officials are considering a “preemptive” power cut to …

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NYPD Issues Warning: Muggers Are Stalking Gay Men In West Village

The New York Post reports that the NYPD has issued a warning that teams of muggers are targeting gay men leaving bars in the West Village area. Some of the recent attacks: Between April 11 and 27 at least five men were mugged in five separate incidents in the area around Seventh Avenue South and Christopher Street typically in the …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Bashing Suspect Denies Hate Crime – “I’m Gay Myself”

Last night the NYPD made an arrest in last week’s gay bashing of Damian Furtch, who was treated for facial injuries after being attacked outside a West Village McDonald’s. The suspect has admitted to the assault, but says he shouldn’t be charged with a hate crime because he’s gay himself. Cops busted a 21-year-old homeless man Friday night in connection …

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VIDEO: Manhattan Gay Bashing

Surveillance video has been released of this weekend’s gay bashing of Damian Furtch, 26, on a West Village street. GLAAD has been advising Furtch, who eloquently spoke out against the attack on local news channels last night. Furtch to GLAAD: “The attack against me is part of the larger issue of violence against gay and transgender people in New York …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Man Brutally Attacked On West Village Street

New York City’s month-long rash of gay bashings continued this weekend. JMG reader Warren directs us to this account on the blog Watts Up With This. 26 year old Damian Furtch was on his way home from work at a restaurant late Sat night (Sunday morning), when he stopped off at a McDonalds in NYC’s West Village ( a predominantly …

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Hate Crime At West Village Gay Bar

For the second time this month, there’s been a hate crime at a West Village gay bar. Paul Schindler reports at Gay City News: According to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., Frederick Giunta has been arraigned on charges of assault in the third degree as a hate crime and attempted robbery in the third degree in …

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Gay-Bashers Hit Two NYC Gayborhoods

Gay bashing incidents were reported in two Manhattan gayborhoods over the weekend, including one that actually took place inside the historic Stonewall Inn. Two Staten Island men were accused of pummeling Benjamin Carver, 34, early Sunday at the West Village bar known as the birthplace of the gay-rights movement. The battered Carver of Washington D.C., fought back and later identified …

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Morning View – Christopher & Weehawken

The business on the corner is famed bear hangout Rockbar, nee Ramrod, nee Dugout.

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Afternoon View – Quisling Street Fair

The Log Cabin Republicans are the sponsor of today’s street fair in the West Village, where their booth is across from the tube socks and next to the gypsy wear. The LCR’s is just one of the city’s 321 annual street fairs, a number that Bloomberg recently capped after complaints that most of them are run by the same three …

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REMINDER: Scissor Sisters Listening Party Tonight At Rockbar NYC

JMG, Towleroad, Josh Wood Productions, Fly-Life, and Downtown Records co-host a listening party tonight for Night Work, the upcoming third studio release from the Scissor Sisters. LOCATION: Rockbar NYC on Christopher Street in the West Village. TIME: 7pm-9pm. BOOZE: Open Absolut and Budweiser bar from 7:30-8:30.

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