In the heart of Greenwich Village, just a few blocks from the Stonewall Inn, where the gay rights revolution began, a gay man was killed in a disturbing bias crime last weekend -- one that's sending deep shudders through a community that has recently made tremendous strides toward equal rights in New York State.
NYPD officers say Brooklyn resident Mark Carson, 32, was on West Eighth Street...Read more »
Thousands of New Yorkers, elected officials and gay rights activists hit the streets of Greenwich Village Monday in response to a recent string of crimes against LGBT people.
Protesters marched from West 13th Street to the corner of West 8th Street and 6th Avenue, where Marc Carson, 32, of Harlem, was gunned down on Saturday.
Carson’s death was the fifth high-profile hate attack in Manhattan...Read more »
A Siena College poll released Monday found that Empire State residents fear each scandal that rocks Albany makes New York worse every day.
67% Approximate number of voters who said the state government is becoming more dysfunctional every day.
49% voters who said the state is going in the right direction
64% Approval rating for Gov. Andrew N. Cuomo
63% Voters who said despite...Read more »
‘Perception: The Complete First Season’ I like my procedurals like USA’s amazing “Monk” — quirky cases solved by a troubled smart guy. TNT’s “Perception” stars Eric McCormack as a neuroscience professor who sees imaginary people. Crazy, sure, but those visions also help him solve complex FBI cases. It’s no “Monk” — yet — but it’s lots of fun. (DVD, $29.99)
‘The Last Stand’ Arnold Schwarzenegger...Read more »
UPDATED 8:02 p.m.: Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors, died in Germany Monday at age 74, the group's Facebook page said. Manzarek died from bile-duct cancer at a clinic surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.
After Jim Morrison's death in 1971, Manzarek continued to record music and performed Doors songs. ...Read more »
Before the city's public school students begin their summer break, they're going to get one additional lesson about tolerance.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced Monday that he sent a memo to all city principals advising them to create and implement anti-hate lesson plans by the end of the school year.
Walcott, who made the announcement with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,...Read more »
Pop stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift won the big prizes on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, which also honored legendary performers Madonna and Prince.
Bieber, who was named top male artist, also performed at the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He also took home Billboard's first Milestone Award, chosen by fans, for musical innovation and ingenuity.
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You ever get the feeling that you're being watched? Because you are.
If you're outside your home, and in a public area, chances are there's a camera pointed at you -- watching you window shop and pick your nose.
Most businesses and many apartment buildings have security cameras. Combine their footage with NYPD security cameras and you can track your whole day's travels.
More important,...Read more »
Council Speaker Christine Quinn last week announced a plan to double -- from $5 to $10 -- the price cap on items that can be sold at sidewalk newsstands.
Her proclamation amazed more than a few New Yorkers: Who knew that streetcorner newsstand owners have to petition the City Council to sell a useful $10 umbrella -- instead of the water-soluble $4 version -- here in the heart of global capitalism?
The...Read more »
Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
Police...Read more »