Daniel Nardicio

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    June 24, 2014

    Triumph of the Sexy Nerd: Gay Millennials Reject the Chelsea Boy

    In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    That Horrible "Crazy Busy" Syndrome

    In a mass email, promoter Daniel Nardicio points out what a cliché it is that people run around saying how "crazy busy" they are all the time. It's not enough to say one's simply busy these days--you have to add "crazy" to it for effect, so you can impress everyone with how incredibly popular and/o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Guess Who's Going To Play Fire Island This Summer?

    I'm hearing that stars who'll be gracing Cherry Grove's Ice Palace with performances this summer will include... Chita Rivera Margaret Cho John Waters

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    March 6, 2013
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    February 26, 2013

    Nardicio's Underwear Party Photographed By Patrick McMullan! NSFW

    Recently, promoter Daniel Nardicio celebrated his 1000th party by throwing an underwear bash par excellence at Rebel, which was filled with guys in their skivvies, plus me and my friends. One of those pals was celebrated photographer Patrick McMullan, whom I sent into the trenches to document the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Daniel Nardicio's Underwear Party was Phenomenal!

    After the exhilaration of my Disco Extravaganza on Sunday night, it made perfect sense to grab a bunch of friends and sweep off to Daniel Nardicio's 1000th party--an underwear bash extraordinaire held at the West 30th Street club Rebel. There was just one problem. Only one of us wanted to take our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2013

    Extra Show Added For Liza And Alan Cumming!

    Last year in Cherry Grove, Daniel Nardicio presented Alan Cumming and special guest Liza Minnelli in concert, and it became the buzzy event of the whole gay summer. Those two were pretty delectable together. (And there was that Cabaret connection, so seeing them do a cabaret act made "duh" kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    The Next Big Star To Play Fire Island!

    This past summer, Liza Minnelli made a sensation by appearing as a guest star for Alan Cumming at a couple of shows at Cherry Grove's Ice Palace, produced by Daniel Nardicio. The gays of a certain age hadn't been so stimulated since Liza's mama played Carnegie Hall. And that wasn't the last excite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Photo Of Mr. Nude Belvedere Winner, Below

    Yesterday, I told you about the illustrious Mr Nude Belvedere pageant held at Daniel Nardicio's Spartacus bash at the Belvedere Guest House in Cherry Grove. It was everything Miss America should be. Well, below is the photo of the fablous trilogy of finalists.

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    September 11, 2012

    More Photos Of Half-Clad Fire Island Guys

    The "Spartacus" well never runs dry, thanks to Koitz's sumptuous photos of the guys who cavorted around like Roman slaves at the Daniel Nardicio event at the Belvedere on Saturday. Enjoy--and try to keep that fringed leather belt down.

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    September 10, 2012

    Mr. Nude Belvedere Winner Crowned In Orgiastic Fire Island Ceremony

    Summer's last gasp was an eye popping one at Cherry Grove's Belvedere Guest House--that sumptuous white palace of refinement and strewn condoms--where I cohosted Daniel Nardicio's Spartacus bash on Saturday. The pool area and private deck were filled with guys upon guys (along with Nardicio and DJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Underwear Photos From Fire Island!

    Fire Island is a land of high culture where all the cognoscenti indulge in tony pursuits like underwear parties and cabaret concerts--thank God! And here's proof--some feisty images from Daniel Nardicio's underwear bash at the Ice Palace (which I hosted), plus a fully clothed shot from Nardicio's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Liza In Fire Island! My Inside Report From The Front Row

    She was there! Onstage! At the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, as presented by Daniel Nardicio (above photo, yellow shirt)! Doing two shows! And I hear she got a nice week in Fire Island with her friends, so it was a lovely experience all around. But let's start at the top. On Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    The Most Brilliant Image Of The Year

    Sometimes it's just so easy to make a deft statement.

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    July 9, 2012

    Big Brother Star Traipses Around Town In Underwear

    And it's big, brother! This is a promo Will Wikle shot to promote a Daniel Nardicio undies party coming up in Fire Island.

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    May 29, 2012

    Fire Island Update! I Was There!

    This past weekend, it seemed like every single person on the island approached me with their own version of what--or who--they think caused last year's fire at the Pines. Whatever theory you plug into--and whether or not you're convinced that the insurance money in escrow will cover the massive rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Calvin Klein And Nick Relationship Update

    I recently linked to another column's report that designer Calvin Klein and his young boyfriend, Nick Gruber, were on a break from each other as the world wept.

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    January 10, 2012

    Calvin Klein's Beau Nick Gruber Wants To Be A Trainer/Nutritionist!

    ​This just came in from promoter Daniel Nardicio: "I've been meeting with Calvin Klein boyfriend Nick Gruber to discuss his future... and I like the kid. "He really wants to be in Playgirl, but since I quit the mag in June they've been floundering (this month's cover model is a mess) so I p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    The 10 Lamest Things Party Promoters Do

    ​You've already read my amazing column about why I hate nightlife. Well, now promoter Daniel Nardicio, who's been the victim of other people's bad party pushing, wants to share his pain about that: His list of no-nos: 1) Sending text messages which say "Hey! I haven't seen you in awhile! C ... More >>

  • News

    October 19, 2011

    The Naked City

    Go-Go Harder proves that New York is the best place to go, go, go

  • Columns

    July 6, 2011

    'Housewives' Rock The Hamptons! Underwear Boys Take Fire Island!

    A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    In Praise of Promiscuity

    As gay marriage becomes the norm, oldsters ask, when did gay life morph into a Jane Austen novel?

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    June 2, 2011

    Cocaine Comes In Drinkable Form Now

    ​No more tooting it up your nose or--if your schnozz is overused--your other orifices. This time, it goes right down the gullet--but don't worry, it'll still make your eyes pop! Sorry, druggies, I'm not talking about actual cocaine. As the warning label on the can states: "This message is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    La Daily Musto The Video

    It was only a matter of time, kids. This esteemed, prize-winning blog has now become a gala video, courtesy of the New York Film Academy's Geoffray Barbier.

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    May 5, 2011

    It's a Lint Brush And A Vibrator!

    ​Have I got the one-stop shopping device for you! It's called "L'Intimate" and it's described as "a hidden pleasure" courtesy of some madcap, bizarrely spelled manufacturing label called Misschivus. And l'enough of the thangs fell off the proverbial truck for advice guru Robynne Kamil to hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Hot Gossip Topics: Natalie Portman's Dancing, Lindsay's Name, Liz's Will....

    ​They all came up at Daniel Nardicio's "Sh*t Show" last night at Bowery Poetry Club, where I gleefully addressed them all as a gossipy guest star. Here are the topics, followed by my educated stabs at responses to them: 1--Natalie Portman didn't do most of her dancing in 'Black Swan', accor ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Moby Reveals His Sexual Orientation

    ​Last night at Bowery Poetry Club, host Daniel Nardicio asked the music icon how he categorizes his sexuality. "My sexual orientation?" Moby replied. "Well..."

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    March 18, 2011

    Playgirl Rep Apologizes To Calvin Klein's Boy Toy

    ​You read it right here that Playgirl's Daniel Nardicio was going back and forth with Calvin Klein's young beau Nick Gruber about the latter appearing clothesless in the magazine. When things hit a nasty impasse, Nardicio responded: "In three years, when Klein gets tired of blowing you, you' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Exclusive: Logo Cancels Comedy Show

    ​No, not the one about the A-List. I'm talking about Jeffery & Cole Casserole, the program starring Jeffery Self and Cole Escola, which sadly won't have a third season. At Daniel Nardicio's Shit Show last night at Bowery Poets Cafe--where I appeared alongside riotous regulars Bianca Del Rio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Disgraced Politico Chris Lee Gets a Hot Offer From Playgirl

    ​ You know, the guy who sent naked pics of himself to a woman on craigslist, and reportedly went after transsexuals as well. Says Playgirl's Daniel Nardicio:

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    February 25, 2011

    'Baby Drag Queens' Taking Over the Ivy League!

    Geri Visco​ When I went to Columbia University, there were no drag queens in sight except for an occasional professor who'd accidentally put on his wife's halter top. But the other night at the very same school -- 800 years later, mind you -- the place was positively crawling with them. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Calvin Klein's Boy Toy Battled Playgirl Editor

    ​Hold onto your designer undies! Playgirl's Daniel Nardicio had a run-in with Nick Gruber, the 21-year-old lover of Mr. "Eternity," Calvin Klein. Says Nardicio:

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    February 14, 2011

    Naked Pictures Surface of A List: New York Star!

    And they were provided by the guy himself! I'm hearing that promoter/editor Daniel Nardicio has been the recipient of nude shots of one of Logo's A List: New York hunks, the guy sending them over in hopes of getting his ass into Playgirl magazine. And it looks like it might happen. My source says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Reichen In a Tizzy Over Next Magazine

    ​Feast your gaze on the gays vs. the gays. Last week, I blogged about a zingy year-end blurb that had popped up in the gay nightlife publication Next magazine. In it, writer Dan Avery critiqued the Logo reality show A-List: New York, saying the series consists of vapid queens who've done a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Steven Slater Now Famous Enough to Have an Impostor

    Steven Slater's impostor. (via Page Six)​Page Six reported today that Steven Slater spent the weekend on a yacht partying with hundreds of other dudes for Playgirl exec Daniel Nardicio's birthday. Thing is, the picture they ran with the item was not of Slater, but of some dude that kinda-maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Levi Will Indeed Show Every Inch

    ​"Everything's gonna hang out. We're talking full johnson," Levi Johnston's manager told TMZ about the Playgirl shoot that Sarah Palin's worst nightmare is doing on November 16. Or maybe he meant full Johnston. In any case, that doesn't mean some shots might not include undies too, if just to ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

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    June 24, 2008

    The HX Awards Winners—Pecs, Penises, and Pride

    The annual HX Awards were held last night—in Chelsea, of course—and the gay bar mag's winners turned out to be an illustrious bunch of drag queens and bartenders, though some of them strangely forgot to leave their own happy hours and show up to accept. The winners I most remember are: Best Dra ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2008

    The End of Public Sex

    Why isn't anyone fucking anymore?

  • Columns

    April 8, 2008

    Siegfried, Roy, and Glory Holes!

    Yeah, my hot list, compared with the others, which aren't so hot

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Disney and Daniel Nardicio: A Hole New World

    The nuts over at Disney want to keep that company's clean-scrubbed followers away from jizz buckets, rim queens, and other gay raunch. According to both HX and Next magazines, promoter Daniel Nardicio has heard from Disney reps because his site,, provides an entree to free dirty events ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    White Briefs and Jello Shots

    Where—and how—men party in this town

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    December 26, 2006

    Perfect From Now On

    New Year's resolutions, many of which are likely to be broken by the time you read this

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    August 22, 2006
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    March 7, 2006

    Totally Gay

    Table 50 gets a makeover; Malcolm Gladwell gets stalked

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    March 22, 2005
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    September 9, 2003
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    August 19, 2003
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