Category Archives: New York

Gay GOP Group to Honor Top N.Y. Republican

Log Cabin Republicans will honor Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) at a fundraiser at an Albany restaurant on Monday. Continue reading

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Poll: Majority of N.Y. Voters Optimistic About Direction of State

A new NY1/YNN-Marist poll finds that for the first time in a decade, a majority of New Yorkers are optimistic about the direction in which their state is moving. Fifty-two percent of New York voters who responded to the poll … Continue reading

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Poll: Cuomo Remains Popular Among N.Y. Voters

A new NY1/YNN-Marist Poll finds that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains popular among New York voters a year after he was elected. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they think Cuomo has done either a good or excellent job in … Continue reading

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Gillibrand Introduces Bill to Ban Discrimination Against Prospective LGBT Adoptive and Foster Parents

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday, Oct. 28, introduced a bill that would prevent any agency that receives federal funding from disqualifying prospective adoptive or foster parents solely on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity and … Continue reading

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Bob Turner to Be Sworn In Today

House Speaker John Boehner will swear in Congressman-elect Bob Turner in the House of Representatives at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. Turner, who succeeds former Congressman Anthony Weiner, defeated state Assemblyman David Weprin by a 54-46 percent margin in … Continue reading

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Earthquake Shakes Bushwick

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 shook large swaths of the East Coast shortly before 2 p.m. The earthquake’s epicenter is near Charlottesville, Va., but I certainly felt the tremor here in Bushwick. I was actually on the … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: All About Ascension!

Started writing at 9:12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, while listening to the rain and thunder from inside Ocean Beach and reading Tweets about the increasingly likely downfall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It’s another rainy Sunday night here in … Continue reading

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Video: Thunderstorms Brush Fire Island

It was certainly a dramatic early evening on Fire Island on Monday, Aug. 1, as a series of thunderstorms brushed the beach. A downpour drenched Fire Island earlier in the afternoon–dark clouds were quickly gathering as I was walking back … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011: Eye Candy Amid a Calamity of Errors

Started writing in Marble Hill at 4:48 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. The eye candy proved particularly sweet in Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 23. A combination of Calcutta-like weather, mosquitoes, an incompetent water taxi dispatcher … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Marriage Equality in New York

Marriage equality is officially a reality in New York! I was on the dock in Cherry Grove when the law officially took effect at midnight, and the marvels of Twitter and Facebook allowed me to read that Kitty Lambert and … Continue reading

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