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Protesters Target Cuomo on Housing Promises 

Protesters Target Cuomo on Housing Promises 

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A March 13 protest by AIDS and housing advocates outside the Midtown office of Governor Andrew Cuomo ended in 10 arrests, as demonstrators unfurled two banners across Third Avenue, blocking traffic. The demonstrators focused on what they say are inadequate efforts by both the state and city to curb a spiraling […]

AIDS Activists Demand New Health Commissioner

AIDS Activists Demand New Health Commissioner

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Some AIDS groups are openly calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio to replace Thomas Farley, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), with someone who is willing to use current technologies and tools to respond to the AIDS epidemic. “I don’t think that Commissioner Farley has been […]

Owner, Bartenders from Boxers Bars Dump Stoli in the Gutter

Owner, Bartenders from Boxers Bars Dump Stoli in the Gutter

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As a crowd of more than 100 demonstrators massed across the street from the Russian Consulate on Manhattan’s East 91st Street to protest new anti-gay legislation in that country, Bob Fluet, one of the owners of Boxers NYC in Chelsea and Boxers HK in Hells Kitchen, and two of his bartenders poured […]

ACT UP Disrupts Stoli Splash Bash; July 31 Demo Planned at Russian Consulate

ACT UP Disrupts Stoli Splash Bash; July 31 Demo Planned at Russian Consulate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It certainly didn’t have the makings of a fair fight, as a group of less than a dozen members of ACT UP/ NY faced off against a crowd of roughly 150 who had been primed with free rounds of Stolichnaya Vodka. But when the activists disrupted the opening of the Most […]