Tricia Romano

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  • 8 years ago

    Last Tuesday, on the sixth anniversary of September 11, the West Village Barnes & Noble was packed with 40 or so seriously stylish downtown dykes—tattooed, pierced, donning asymmetrical hairdos and trucker hats. They slacked against the books...

  • 8 years ago

    The staff at Mr. Black, a gay dance club located on Broadway and Bleecker, spent Labor Day weekend in lockdown, where well-known DJ Sammy Jo of Scissor Sisters fame shared cell space with alleged "Hotel Murderer" Clarence Dean, while some of the c...

  • 8 years ago

    Once a year, the streets of New York are returned to the freaks and geeks. Last year, the Whore Cops—a troupe of ersatz bad-to-the-bone police officers wearing hotpants—walked down West Broadway in Soho, weaving past inflated balloons of...

  • 8 years ago

    Laurel Touby's feathers are floating everywhere. They land in glasses of wine, dot expensive suits worn by square-jawed TV newscasters, and catch on the glossed lips of girls spackled with pancake makeup. The feathers come from a white boa, a fash...

  • 8 years ago

    The Chelsea Hotel made news last month when its board ousted its longtime gatekeeper, Stanley Bard, and replaced Bard family management with BD Hotels, a company that turns historic places into high-end boutique inns. With the rumored help of hote...

  • 8 years ago

    In the back room of Galapagos, a young, artsy crowd watched the queer-friendly, all-girl rock band Marla Hooch perform a raucous pop-punk set. Lights cast a pink blush on the space, and the crowd—a mix of tattooed-and-pierced dykes, fresh-fac...


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