In response to vicious hate crimes against LGBT New Yorkers, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn is sponsoring an insulting series of classes in "street smarts" and self-defense. As a policy response to these tragedies, Quinn's offer is inadequate and inappropriate.
You see, I'm going to be in Erie Park in Montclair on Saturday at 4 p.m., walking with Garden State Equality. We're going to be walking to raise money to override your veto, and I just thought that maybe you should be there.
Another artist might not be able to pull it off but Sargent makes it work. His oils, too, have this quality - a dash here, a couple of brushstrokes there, something only a master can execute. It is like jazz - you have to have the basics before you can improvise.
Of course, the events that are celebrations will receive the greatest visibility, especially if they seem to reinforce the public's notions of who we are, but there are deeper sentiments that need to be expressed about Pride and what it means to us.
Chris Christie, in case you haven't noticed, is a contender for the Republican nomination in 2016. Hillary Clinton is the presumed front-runner for the Democrat nomination of the same year. Maybe I am thinking wistfully here, but here is the scenario I would like to see play out.
A panel of New York State appellate judges have unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by park advocates to prevent the City from turning the historic Union Square Park Pavilion into an upscale seasonal restaurant. "The seasonal restaurant and holiday market concessions at issue do not violate the public trust doctrine," the judges wrote. [ more › ]
? Black Tree on the LES is launching a summer "Slip and Slide-r" happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. A slider-size sandwich board ($9) offers three sandwiches with daily changing fillings like ale-braised short rib. Chase your sliders with local craft beers on tap ($4) or a glass of wine. Show More Summary
Fred rules. "He's not coming back." —Dunkin' Brands Group CFO Paul Carbone doesn't want to talk about Fred the Baker anymore. [AP] Read more posts by Hugh Merwin
Yesterday, Louis C.K. took Citi Bike on a spin through SoHo. Today, we see that before Citi Bike even started its widely publicized tour under the famed comedian's butt, it had already taken to the main stage at Upright Citizens Brigade...Show More Summary
Gripping the suspended bar, he vaults off the platform and flies into the air, pumping higher with each sweep.
"I WILL TAKE FREE WINE NEVER SAY NO TO FREE WINE" — The most fun coworker [ more › ]
Last night's derailed Long Island Rail Road train in an East River tunnel forced the MTA to cancel some trains this morning and now 21 trains for tonight's commute have also been cut. [ more › ]
It's on again. The restaurateur behind the 5 Napkin Burger chain and many other French-Mediterranean spots has been given the green light to open his planned 200-seat, full-service restaurant called Chef Driven Market on the north side of Union Square, the Post reports. Show More Summary
Errors -- of identification, understanding and more -- abound in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park offering, The Comedy of Errors.
The hands-free Whopper holder is real, sorta. Chances are good that in the last couple of years, you've helped a junk-food maker or fast-food company advertise itself. That's because big food corporations are figuring out that they can...Show More Summary
Transgressive artist Paul McCarthy has taken over the sprawling Park Avenue Armory for his largest work to date, and this one looks like a doozy. A collaboration with his son Damon McCarthy, the show, called WS, "weaves together a fantastical...Show More Summary
New York City is the second largest tech hub in the country, trailing only behind Silicon Valley. The days of second place may soon be over, though, if the outcome of a new "Brooklyn Tech Triangle" is half as exciting as newly released renderings suggest it will be. [ more › ]
A man was stabbed in the chest in Times Square this afternoon, and the perpetrator remains at large. An NYPD spokesman said that the victim was stabbed around 2 p.m. near the intersection of West 46th Street and Seventh Avenue. The victim was transported to Bellevue, and authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening. Show More Summary
We live in a world where if one little thing rubs you the wrong way about someone you're dating, you can get on your device and shop for someone else. People are so busy running from person to person that no one's holding still long enough to see whether they actually like who's in front of them.
One bad potato spoils the whole bin. He previously went to the press when he had issues with the Health Department, but Joe Germanotta was apparently so angered after Joanne Trattoria on the Upper West Side was inspected last week that he decided to vent and offer his side of the story on Twitter. Show More Summary