Tag Archives: West Village

Morning View – Christopher & Bleecker

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Roommate Crisis

Seen at a sidewalk flea market on Christopher Street yesterday.

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Afternoon View – Christopher & 7th

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Burned Rainbow Flag Hung Outside Of NYC LGBT Community Center

Staffers at the NYC LGBT Community Center in Manhattan’s West Village found a burned and torn rainbow flag affixed to their front wall this morning. Executive director Glennda Testone: “This morning our building staff arrived and discovered a burned rainbow flag hanging on one of the poster display cases outside our building. We called the NYPD, and they immediately dispatched …

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On The End Of St. Vincent’s

As I mentioned earlier this month, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan’s West Village is set to close in bankruptcy very shortly. New York Magazine’s David France reflects on St. Vincent’s role in the early years of the AIDS pandemic. The obituary for St. Vincent’s, when it is finally written, will recall that the hospital’s greatest moment—and its darkest—came in the …

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NYC’s St. Vincent’s Hospital To Close

St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan’s West Village voted to close itself last night after failing to resolve an estimated $700M in debt. The famed hospital served the gay community as a sort of ground zero during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. The exact timing for the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan, which has about 400 inpatient beds, …

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Undercover NYPD Cop Rants Outside Of West Village Gay Bar: This Fag Establishment Needs To Be Closed!

Well known NYC gay activists Allen Roskoff and Corey Johnson say they were harassed outside a West Village gay bar by a man later identified as an undercover NYPD detective. Chi Chiz, a Christopher Street bar favored by black gay men, has been the subject of a recent raid over allegations of drug dealing inside the club. Club owners are …

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Babs! In Concert! In NYC!

I’m not a fan but I know my homos well enough to expect a little bit of squealing about this. Forty-eight years after she first appeared in the club opening for Miles Davis, Barbra Streisand will celebrate the release of “Love Is the Answer,” her new album of jazz and popular standards, by performing a selection of its songs at …

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Thursday: Robbyne Kaamil At Duplex

My pal and former coworker, the hilarious Robbyne Kaamil, will be doing her raunchy stand-up act at the Duplex in the West Village this Thursday at 7pm. Comedian/actress Robbyne Kaamil who has matched wits with Howard Stern returns to the stage with her hilarious and thought provoking one woman show, Raw & Real. Robbyne uses explosive poetry, side-ripping comedy and …

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Daily Grumble

Two weeks ago my beloved Dugout inexplicably and officially became the Ramrod. Out went the jukebox so skillfully curated all these years by DJ Superdaddy. In came go-go boys, a leather shop, and a live DJ with a love for Britney and Madonna. Heavy, heavy sigh. A poster on the door gives the impression that “Ramrod has come back!” to …

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Brutal Gay Bashing In West Village

The NYPD is asking for tips if anybody witnessed a gay man being brutally assaulted the near the corner of Christopher and 7th Avenue late on Wednesday night. Alan Williams, 50, is in a coma after the attack. Roving hoodlums were out for blood when they bashed in the head of an accountant on a West Village street Thursday, possibly …

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NYC: Oscar Wilde Bookshop To Close

Sad news. The nation’s oldest gay bookstore, the West Village’s Oscar Wilde Bookshop, will close on March 29th due to the “current economic crisis.” The store was opened in 1967 on Mercer Street by Craig L. Rodwell, who was influential in the gay rights movement. It later moved to 15 Christopher Street. Mr. Rodwell, who inspired similar owners of gay …

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Drunken N-Word Cookies

I guess this guy is going to be taken off the Sex And The City tour. Via Gothamist: At at a time when any decent baker should have been selling racially harmonious black and white cookies by the truckload, one Greenwich Village bakery popular with celebrities and shows like Sex and the City has outraged neighbors by selling a “Drunken …

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Tonight: Task Force Cocktail Reception

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force holds a cocktail reception tonight in the West Village to kick off the 2009 New York Leadership Awards. The event takes place at Design Within Reach at 408 W.14 Street from 7pm – 9pm. More details here, where you can RSVP. This here website thingy will be a media sponsor of the awards, …

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On Christopher Street

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The West Village Cupcake Brigade

Five women and one man calling themselves the Cupcake Brigade donned matching pink dresses on Sunday to perform a mocking musical tribute to the perplexingly popular Magnolia Bakery in the West Village, where Sarah Jessica Sandinistas stand in long lines every day to buy the exact! same! cupcakes! from Sex And The City. They sang God Bless Magnolia (to the …

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Saturday: Robbyne Kaamil’s “Raw & Real” At Duplex Cabaret

This Saturday the hilarious Robbyne Kaamil will perform her “Raw & Real” one-woman show at the Duplex Cabaret in the West Village. Comedian/actress Robbyne Kaamil who has matched wits with Howard Stern returns to the stage with her hilarious and thought provoking one woman show, Raw & Real. Robbyne uses explosive poetry, side-ripping comedy and dramatic interludes to explore racism, …

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Lost In Translation

West Village, Weehauken Street, 7PM Spanish Bear: You guys, I’ve got to show you the new tattoo I just got on my ass. Passerby: I hope it says “Wash Me.” Spanish Bear: [Several dozen angry words in Spanish] And again I regret taking German in high school.

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Joe Lieberman Visits The West Village

Yesterday around 6PM I was in a cab stopped at a light in the West Village, just about to cross 6th Avenue at 9th Street. Looked out the window and three feet away was Sen. Joe Lieberman and his wife getting into their car. He couldn’t open his car door until we moved, so he kinda gave us a look. …

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Morning View – West Village Barbershop

My barbershop is a little three-chair place on Christopher between Hudson and Washington. As expensive as NYC is for most things, you can still get a decent inexpensive haircut. My barber used to work up the street at the barbershop across from Ty’s, but he opened his own place here about a year ago. I’d tell you to ask for …

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