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The Evolution of a Brooklyn Progressive

The Evolution of a Brooklyn Progressive

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I support marriage equality. I will fight to protect marriage equality,” Brooklyn City Councilmember Jumaane Williams told Gay City News at the start of a 30-minute sit-down on October 19 that his office requested. Williams, a 41-year-old son of immigrants from Grenada, represents a broad swath of the city’s Caribbean community in […]

Cops Seek Three in Park Slope Attack on Trans Woman

Cops Seek Three in Park Slope Attack on Trans Woman

BY RUTH BROWN | Police are searching for three men suspected of bashing a transgender woman in the late morning on May 13 in Park Slope. The 32-year-old victim was on Seventh Avenue at Eighth Street at around 11:10 am when three men passed by the woman yelling bigoted slurs, according the NYPD. The men then […]

Swankier Than Ever, Excelsior to reopen in Park Slope    

Swankier Than Ever, Excelsior to reopen in Park Slope    

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | August 3 marked one year since Excelsior closed its doors on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets. The building that housed the bar was sold. That was just days after its co-owners, Mark Nayden and Richard Kennedy, got married, making their 23-year-old relationship official in the eyes of the […]

Coalition Lays Out Proposals for Post-Quinn Council Reforms

Coalition Lays Out Proposals for Post-Quinn Council Reforms

BY SAM SPOKONY | A coalition of City Council members and Democratic Council nominees likely to win on November 5 took to the steps of City Hall on October 30 to begin making their case for sweeping reforms to the Council’s rules. Two months before they take office — and a week before they are even […]