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Quinn on hot seat in debating Passannante-Derr and Kurland

More than 200 people packed a spirited debate for the Third City Council District at New York University last Thursday hosted by Community Media’s The Villager, Gay City News and Chelsea Now newspapers. Comment

Obama Administration Versus Candidate Obama

For the second time in recent months, the Justice Department has filed a brief with a federal court arguing that a US law on candidate Barack Obama's hit list is in fact constitutional. Comment

Lithuania Goes Harshly Anti-Gay

The Lithuanian Parliament on July 14 gave final approval to the most sweeping “No Promo Homo” law in Europe, a move hailed by conservative Polish parliamentarians, who immediately announced they would attempt to pass a similar law. Comment

Hell’s Kitchen neighbors’ fears flamed by hookah bar’s fumes

The city banned trans fat in restaurants and smoking indoors—but what about hookah bars? Comment
New York City

Commercial rent regulation bill stuck in limbo

When a real estate developer acquired a block-long residential complex on Ninth Ave. in Chelsea in 2007, he wasted no time in outlining plans to clear out the longtime mom-and-pop businesses on the ground floor in favor of high-end retail. Comment


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