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West Village Anti-Gay Attack on Halloween Weekend

West Village Anti-Gay Attack on Halloween Weekend

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Police are seeking seven individuals in connection with an anti-gay attack at the Jane Hotel in the West Village in the early morning hours on Sunday. According to an NYPD release, a 36-year-old man was inside an elevator at the hotel, located at 113 Jane Street, along with numerous other individuals, […]

Second-Degree Murder Verdict for Elliot Morales in Mark Carson Slaying

Second-Degree Murder Verdict for Elliot Morales in Mark Carson Slaying

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Following just a day of deliberation, a Manhattan jury found Elliot Morales guilty of second-degree murder as a hate crime, weapons possession, and menacing in the 2013 shooting of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man. “Motivated by irrational rage, the defendant targeted and executed a defenseless young man based on his sexual […]

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Claims Self-Defense

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Claims Self-Defense

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The accused killer of Mark Carson testified that he shot the 32-year-old gay man because he believed that Carson was pulling a gun from his pocket during a fight in the West Village. “I thought he was going to take something out and shoot me,” Elliot Morales said while being questioned by […]

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Helps the Prosecution

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Helps the Prosecution

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Proving the danger of a criminal defendant representing himself at trial, the accused killer of Mark Carson put a witness who was present during Carson’s shooting on the stand and the prosecution used the man’s testimony to introduce a written statement he gave police that implicated the accused killer in Carson’s […]

And Now for the 2015 Winners…

And Now for the 2015 Winners…

BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MICHAEL SHIREY | Top prizes in 21 categories in the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Awards:                     BIGGEST CELEBRITY CRUSH Conrad Ricamora He first captured viewers’ attention in “Here Lies Love,” the concept musical about the life of Imelda Marcos. But it […]

Sweet! Li-Lac Opens Bleecker Street Shop    

Sweet! Li-Lac Opens Bleecker Street Shop    

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Bleecker Street, between Sullivan and Thompson, was chock-full of chocoholics on Saturday, October 3 for the grand opening of Li-Lac Chocolates’ new Village flagship store. One would have thought it was the latest iPhone or Nike sneaker launch, judging by the size of the line stretching outside the place. The new location, […]

Connecting the Dots Creates New Leadership

BY MICHAEL ADAMS | After the Supreme Court’s decision for marriage equality in late June, 26 million friends of the LGBTQ community showed their support — at least on that issue —by putting a rainbow filter over their Facebook profile picture. Ultimately, the freedom to marry and #LoveWins became a “sexy” way for new allies to […]

Syphilis “Surge” in Chelsea Dates Back to 2007    

Syphilis “Surge” in Chelsea Dates Back to 2007    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While some recent press reports claimed syphilis is surging among gay and bisexual men in Chelsea, the higher case rate in that neighborhood has existed for roughly eight years and shows no signs of declining. “From 2012 to 2014, there’s been an increase,” said Dr. Sue Blank, who heads the sexually transmitted […]

Best of Gay City: Lesbian Bar

Best of Gay City: Lesbian Bar

BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MICHAEL SHIREY | The final round of the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Contest is complete and the winners are in. CUBBYHOLE There’s probably no place where you feel more like you’re in the heart of Old Greenwich Village than in the cozy corner establishment called the Cubbyhole. Sure it’s […]

St. Luke’s Hopes to Expand West Village LGBT Youth Program

St. Luke’s Hopes to Expand West Village LGBT Youth Program

BY SAM SPOKONY & LINCOLN ANDERSON | A West Village church hopes to construct a 15-story residential building on the corner of Greenwich and Barrow Streets, in order to fund both an expansion to its private school and the construction of a new mission building that would provide 24/ 7 services to LGBT youth and, perhaps later, […]