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Couple Wearing Homemade 'Abolish ICE' T-Shirts Denied Entry to the Statue of Liberty Couple Wearing Homemade 'Abolish ICE' T-Shirts Denied Entry to the Statue of Liberty

Gothamist reports that a couple wearing handcrafted “Abolish ICE” t-shirts were denied entry to the Statue of Liberty in July, a move that the National Park Service now says “never should’ve happened.” Yeah, no shit.

BIG News for Cynthia Nixon BIG News for Cynthia Nixon

Another Sex and the City alum has backed Cynthia Nixon’s New York gubernatorial campaign.

Andrew Cuomo's Campaign Had One Very Enthusiastic Small Donor Who Also Happens to Live at the Same Address As an Andrew Cuomo Aide  Andrew Cuomo's Campaign Had One Very Enthusiastic Small Donor Who Also Happens to Live at the Same Address As an Andrew Cuomo Aide 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is not exactly known for drumming up grassroots enthusiasm and small donor contributions, so it was quite a surprise on Monday when his reelection campaign reported that more than half of his campaign contributors this year gave $250 or less.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic Primary Opponent Will Remain on the Ballot Because of Some Bullshit  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic Primary Opponent Will Remain on the Ballot Because of Some Bullshit 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic congressional primary winner who simultaneously rouses feelings of inspiration and deep inadequacy within my young, icy heart, will not be the sole Democrat on the November ballot in her district. Instead, 20-year incumbent Joseph Crowley, whom she beat in an…

'We Have to Apply Pressure': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Done With the Democratic Status Quo  'We Have to Apply Pressure': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Done With the Democratic Status Quo 

Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, there has been a quiet but steady rise of women and people of color running for elected office all over the United States—often in places where we previously have not seen ourselves reflected in our representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old, third generation…

Report: Harvey Weinstein Will Surrender Himself to New York Authorities Report: Harvey Weinstein Will Surrender Himself to New York Authorities

Harvey Weinstein is expected to be arrested tomorrow in Manhattan, according to the New York Times and the New York Post, after authorities have been investigating the producer for sexual assault.

Hillary Clinton Endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor, Which Means She Does Not Endorse Cynthia Nixon Hillary Clinton Endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor, Which Means She Does Not Endorse Cynthia Nixon

We haven’t heard a ton from Hillary Clinton in the way of political endorsements since the election, which was either, like, six months ago or three years ago, I can never remember. But a spokesperson for the former Secretary of State confirmed to the New York Times that Clinton is endorsing Andrew Cuomo in the…

Racist Lawbro Who Harassed Spanish Speakers Is Actually a Big Fucking Baby [UPDATED] Racist Lawbro Who Harassed Spanish Speakers Is Actually a Big Fucking Baby [UPDATED]

Aaron Schlossberg, the Manhattan lawyer whose racist rant at Spanish speaking restaurant employees went viral this week, doesn’t like being in the limelight. He probably should have thought about that before loudly harassing Latinx people in a busy Midtown eatery.

Rudy, You Fuckin' Dumbass Rudy, You Fuckin' Dumbass

Rudy Giuliani loves to pride himself on how he’s the savior of New York—even though he set up the city for its eventual blanket gentrification via draconian laws, among other destructive tactics—because he happened to be the mayor during 9/11, a fact he likes to bring up a lot. But there are certain universal…

For Powerful Men, #MeToo Is About Optics For Powerful Men, #MeToo Is About Optics

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly took ownership over the fall of former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has resigned and is facing multiple criminal investigations after the New Yorker published allegations of his physical abuse against women. Cuomo, whose office has…

What Is Union Square? What Is Union Square?

What is Union Square? Maps tell me it is a square (really more of a rectangle) that sits in the middle of Manhattan, but why do we have it? Is it actually a physical place, or is it just a mindset? When is a person really “in” Union Square? When they are on 14th Street? When they are in Chipotle? When they are having…

Update: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Resigns Following Abuse Accusations  Update: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Resigns Following Abuse Accusations 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat and seemingly ardent supporter of women’s rights, has been accused of physically abusing at least four women, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer revealed in their latest bombshell report in the New Yorker.

Sarah Jessica Parker Endorses Cynthia Nixon Because Friendships Never Go Out of Style Sarah Jessica Parker Endorses Cynthia Nixon Because Friendships Never Go Out of Style

Sarah Jessica Parker has no patience for skepticism surrounding Cynthia Nixon’s New York gubernatorial bid.

When a Public Official Sells Feminism, Who Is Being Empowered? When a Public Official Sells Feminism, Who Is Being Empowered?

The women’s movement has experienced a thrilling resurgence in the time since Donald Trump was elected president, and along with it, the less thrilling phenomenon of commercial feminism. This is a messy state of affairs as it is, but when public officials are involved in packaging empowerment as a product to be…

Kirsten Gillibrand Endorses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Over His Primary Competition, Cynthia Nixon  Kirsten Gillibrand Endorses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Over His Primary Competition, Cynthia Nixon 

On Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo as he prepares to face off against actress Cynthia Nixon, who announced her candidacy on Monday, in September’s Democratic primary.

Cynthia Nixon's Team Reportedly Encouraged by Andrew Cuomo's 'Meltdown' Over Governor Run Rumors Cynthia Nixon's Team Reportedly Encouraged by Andrew Cuomo's 'Meltdown' Over Governor Run Rumors

Cynthia Nixon, star of Sex and the City and the criminally underrated 2005 film Little Manhattan, hasn’t confirmed whether or not she’ll challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in this year’s upcoming gubernatorial primary. But it appears she’s encouraged by how nuts Cuomo’s been driven by the mere threat of…

New York State Senator Accused of Forcibly Kissing Staffer New York State Senator Accused of Forcibly Kissing Staffer

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Woman Sentenced Up to Four Years For Killing Her Fiancé By Deflating His Kayak Woman Sentenced Up to Four Years For Killing Her Fiancé By Deflating His Kayak

A woman accused of killing her fiancé by unplugging his kayak and taking away his paddle last spring has been sentenced to up to four years in prison.

It's Still Technically Not Illegal For NYPD to Have Sex With Someone in Custody It's Still Technically Not Illegal For NYPD to Have Sex With Someone in Custody

It should both surprise and enrage you to learn that under New York state law, it is not illegal for a law enforcement official to have sex with someone in their custody—an action for which they cannot possibly provide consent. The little-known loophole for police is now coming to the attention of local public…

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