Category Archives: New York

By @ 06/25/15 in Billy Kolber, Gay pride, Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, London, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

16061907243_28142df2fd_zGay Pride is simply bursting around the world as you can see in these photos:

  • Rainbow-wrapped double-decker bus in London (above)
  •  Our very own publisher Billy Kolber on a rainbow bedecked Citi Bike (below top)
  • A gay crosswalk in West Hollywood (below middle)
  • The London Eye bathed in gay lights  (bottom)

And just imagine how much pride is really going to gush in the event of a favorable ruling on marriage equality in the U.S. by the Supreme Court expected tomorrow or Monday.

Gay pride rainbow wrapped Citi Bike in London as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 06/21/15 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

IMG_4581The new Whitney Museum is a masterpiece. The building is cool in an industrial sort of way with drop-dead views from multiple outdoor spaces and well-placed windows; big open spaces housing some of the world’s greatest modern art; and several places to pick up cute, artsy gifts or have some very good food, wine or coffee.

And it was built over the southernmost entrance of the High Line, elevated park in the heart of the Meatpacking district with its chic boutiques, cool restaurants, hip hotels and animal slaughterhouses! It does’t get better than this. Check it out at your first opportunity, especially to see the current exhibit, TK, which has taken over the entire museum.

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  • Start on the 8th floor and make your way to the 5th. It’s in chronological order.
  • Take the cool Artschwager elevators or the stairway, which offers even more cool views.
  • Friday night at 7pm, pay as much (or as little as you like. The line starts forming by 6pm

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 06/18/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

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Check us out on their website, NYCGo.com (screenshot above). Download this free app for access to a bike guide with itineraries and the inside scoop on where to go, eat and shop in the City. We are excited about our collaboration with NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.

Get it here:

 



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By @ 06/17/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
The LGBT Rainbow Flag

The LGBT Rainbow Flag

In time for gay pride, this timely news item came across our desk from MoMa, The Museum of Modern Art:

MoMA has acquired the iconic Rainbow Flag into its design collection, where it joins similarly universal symbols such as the @ sign, the Creative Commons logo, and the recycling symbol. The announcement was made today by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, in the Department of Architecture and Design, in a blog post featuring an interview with Gilbert Baker, the artist who created the original flag in San Francisco in 1978. 

More MoMA

Photo: The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo: Benson Kua. Image used through Wikimedia Commons

 

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2015/06/17/moma-acquires-the-rainbow-flag

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By @ 05/27/15 in Gay travel, Jeffrey James Keyes, ManAboutWorld, New York, Parting Shots, Travel
La Recoleta Buenos Aires

La Recoleta Buenos Aires

Cemeteries are the subject of the Parting Shots section of this month’s issue of the magazine. Here are a few of our favorite shots. Story and photos by Jeffrey James Keyes

  1.   Why do you check out cemeteries when you travel?

I think some of the most incredible artwork can be found in cemeteries, I love seeing how some are well maintained and others have the feel of a secret garden, like you’ve stumbled into some storybook garden with trees and vines growing over the statues and graves. All cemeteries have the same peaceful vibe, it automatically grounds me and reminds me that life is fleeting. Whenever I leave a cemetery I feel slightly recharged, like I’m ready to live and tackle the world.

  1. Do you travel to places you know will have cemeteries or do you simply check out cemeteries when you find them?

I often investigate if there is an interesting cemetery whenever I travel and to my best to make it there. El Cementerio de la Recoleta in Buenos Aires is listed in all the travel books because it’s where Eva Peron rests in her family mausoleum. I always seem to stumble on cemeteries wherever I go, and make an effort to go in and take a walk. You never know who you’re going to “run into” in these beautiful places.



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By @ 04/22/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Steve Roth, Travel
AS seen in gay travel magazine ManAboutWorld

Photo from a recent Riga Pride celebration

From our global correspondent Steve Roth who is also a co-founder of Alturi, check out a fun gay party that will also support some worthy causes. The party is co-sponsored by GAYography which is the brainchild of another of our global correspondents, Ashton Giese.

On Wednesday, April 22, the fast-growing LGBT travel weekly news-update, GAYography brief will host an event to introduce Alturi, a new online platform that enables people to take a stand against the violence and oppression facing the international LGBT community. The event, taking place at Therapy, will also be a kickoff for EuroPride 2015 Riga and will feature great travel-related raffle prizes, two-for-one drink specials and music by VJ ohRicky, who will spin EuroVision hits all evening.



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By @ 04/03/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

Two Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy In New York

“Gov. Cuomo has banned all non-essential, state-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state’s religious freedom law, which critics say opens the door to discrimination against gay and lesbian people,” according to NBC New York.

The ban applies to all state agencies and public colleges and universities — meaning students and faculty would not be able to participate in athletic or academic events in Indiana. Exceptions would be made for travel deemed “essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety.”

 

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By @ 03/17/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“For this first time in history, New York City’s famed St. Patrick’s Day parade will welcome an LGBT organization into its ranks,” reports MSNBC. “But equality groups and prominent political allies, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, remain unsatisfied with the parade’s level of inclusion.”

 

 

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By @ 03/13/15 in Correspondent, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Steve V. Rodriguez, Travel
ManAboutWorld's newest global correspondent, Steve V. Rodriguez

ManAboutWorld’s newest global correspondent, Steve V. Rodriguez

Steve V. Rodriguez is the co-founder of ProgressivePulse.com In addition to covering progressive music, fashion and art Steve rounds out the site with travel. He learned early to dig deeper and find those unique undiscovered gems and share them.

Rodriguez wears three hats as editor, writer and producer with the common goal of seeking and disseminating progressive content. Food and wine are his favorite topics, and you’ll find the latest advice on where to eat in major cities like New York, or what wineries to hit in Bordeaux. Rodriguez hopes to explore Cuba, South Korea and dig deeper into Brazil.

Follow Steve on his site, ProgressivePulse.com, via Twitter or on Facebook.

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By @ 02/20/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
Movie poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Movie poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel

If you’re rushing around this weekend trying to catch up on all of the Best Picture nominees and find yourself inspired by the exotic (and sometimes not so) cities portrayed on he silver screen, you’ll love this piece in The New York Times. Check out these 8 trips inspired by Oscar nominations, and subscribe to our magazine here for our own insider tips.

 

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By @ 02/11/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine for iPad, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
Steve Rodriguez and Ed Salvato as seen at the New York Times Travel Show

Steve Rodriguez interviews ManAboutWorld editor Ed Salvato

Steve Rodriguez from Progressive Pulse, a great resource for lifestyle articles, videos and more, caught up with our editor in chief Ed Salvato at the New York Times Travel Show and got his take on the 15 most fabulous destinations everyone should consider in 2015. See the interview here.

 

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By @ 01/23/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

Mary Lou Williams at the piano at Cafe Society in 1944

Our friend Andrew Lear wrote this fun and interesting piece on his new Oscar Wilde tour of New York:

New York is truly one of the great gay cities. Ever since the days before the Civil War, when Walt Whitman hung out with his Bohemian friends at Pfaff’s Beer Cellar at Broadway and Bleecker, it has been a major center of gay life. It is true that the city often tried to repress it, but since the late 19th century, the city has had drag shows and gay baths and bars and cafés which, if not exactly gay, tolerated openly gay behavior—or even used it as an attraction for customers. And the city has been a mecca for gay people from other, more repressive parts of America and home to an astonishing list of famous and fascinating LGBT personalities and talents, from Whitman to Bessie Smith to Cole Porter, Rudi Nureyev, Andy Warhol, and so on.

 



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By @ 01/21/15 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
As seen in ManAboutWorld magazine

Ed Salvator, Editor-in-Chief of Man About World magazine, to speak at New York Times Travel Show

Catch our editor in chief Ed Salvato moderating the LGBT panel he creates for the show every year. Or catch him on the U.S. State Department panel on travel safety. Or catch him in the “Meet the Expert” booth where he’ll personally answer your burning travel questions. The New York Times Travel Show is this Saturday, January 24th at the Javitz Center. It’s ginormous, so be sure to plan time to walk the show floor too. ManAboutWorld is a media partner, so we can hook you up with a $3 discount — instructions below.

  • 1:00 pm. Ed moderates  a panel “L.G.B.T. Travel: Hot Cruises, Events
    and Destinations for 2015” which he assembled and which includes LGBT travel experts Merryn Johns, Jeff Guaracino,  Zachary Moses and Bob Witeck. Room 1E10.
  • 2:00pm. Ed is available one-on-one to answer your travel questions. Look for him in the “Meet the Expert” area Exhibition, Booth #939
  • 4:00 pm, Ed will participate in a panel organized by the U.S. State Department: “U.S. Travelers: Smart, Savvy and Safe.” Room 1E13.

For $3 off your registration, click the Registration link: then click on consumer tab and enter discount code:  SPKR

 

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By @ 10/31/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Travel

halloweenThis year, the usual suspects go to bat with some of the biggest Halloween parties of the year.

Tonight, West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard is hosting the largest street party in the world. Half a million (yes, you heard that right!) of gays will descend onto the block for the most insane costume party we’ve scene. Check out the official site for a listing of bars hosting events.

In San Francisco, the seventh annual GhostShip Asylum party will erupt tonight and November 1, from 9pm-4am, a small-slice of Burning Man-esque costumes, installations, dancing, and craziness for one of the biggest parties of the year. Located at Pier 70, Building 12 at 22nd Street and Illinois, the event is not yet sold out and tickets run from $50 to $120.

In New York, Whoopi Goldberg will be the host of tonight’s 41st annual Village Halloween party. Expect the village to shut down while thousands of ghouls and ghosts (and probably a few slutty nurses!) take over. The theme this year, “The Garden of Earthly Deaths,” will run along Sixth Avenue beginning at 7pm.

For you southern boys, NOLA may just be the granddaddy of all Halloween parties, with Voodoo parades, boozefests along Frenchmen Street and even a cool “Boo at the Zoo” exhibit inside Audobon Zoo.

 

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By @ 10/28/14 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

raminA note from our correspondent Rich Martino:

If you’re traveling to NYC and planning to see a Broadway show, the choices can be overwhelming. But if you’re a fan of the classic musicals, then you shouldn’t miss the critically acclaimed revival of “Les Miserables”.   The icing on the cake is the Iranian born lead Ramin Karimloo, who proves that beauty and talent can live in the same body.

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By @ 10/18/14 in Dining/food/wine, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Thailand, Travel

paetrioA recent New York Times article about a new, authentic Thai restaurant in Elmhurst, Queens – Paet Rio–  seemed to both harken back to ManAboutWorld’s ‘Dine Around The World’ feature we published in our New York Takeover guide this past Spring, and look ahead to our upcoming Thailand guide. Our idea was to showcase the culinary diversity throughout New York’s five boroughs – the Poles of Greenpoint, the Russians of Brighton Beach, the Koreans of Jackson Heights, and so on – but the news of Elmhurst bursting onto the scene as NYC’s new Thai Town is welcomed news to us.

You can read all about how to Dine Around The World in New York by subscribing here! And keep an eye out for our Thailand guide, coming soon!

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By @ 09/29/14 in Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, Jeff Guaracino, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel, Uncategorized

nycAccording to our Global Correspondent Jeff Guaracino it is very easy to make expensive travel mistakes. So don’t do it. This post is dedicated to helping gay travelers travel better, smarter and fabulously, especially when visiting New York. Here are Jeff’s insider trips that will make you the next NYC trip expert travel planner. For more travel tips to the Big Apple, download our New York City Travel Guide.

Global Eats
The biggest mistake in travel planning is picking a restaurant last-minute. As important as where your rest your head and in which class of airline cabin that you fly in is the restaurant that you choose! The restaurant is your time to show your power as the ultimate “in-the-know” travel planner. Looking for ideas? To really impress check out my two favorite recommendations.



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By @ 06/28/14 in Gay pride, Gay travel, James Adelman, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

nycSo many prides so little time. Earlier today we posted about World Pride Toronto. Post and photo submitted by ManAboutWorld Correspondent James Adelman.

New York City Pride (or as we like to call it, Gay New Year!) officially launched last night at BPM Nightclub at 516 West 42nd Street.  With so many parties to choose from this weekend, our advice is to pick one event each day and stick it out.  Club jumping through New York City during Gay Pride weekend can be both exhausting and expensive.  Friday night alone, there were at least three massive parties from which to choose: Room Service America in in the Flatiron neighborhood, PAPA near Columbus Circle, and Click, the “Official” NYC Pride event, at BPM Nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen.  With the lights of Times Square and Broadway in distance, BPM was calling our names and did not disappoint.

When only half-filled, BPM can lack energy, but this massive venue really shines during Pride when it’s packed with an international crowd of shirtless muscle boys.  We have always been impressed with BPM’s huge dance floor, pulsating lights, and, of course, its gorgeous bathroom (always a scene!).  This venue is custom made for large crowds of sweaty men getting down to EDM so this weekend really is the best time to check it out.  

If you are visiting New York City from out of town, there are few better places to make new friends than in the chatty “smoking section” that pours out of the club onto 42nd Street.  If you need to cool off after dancing, cruise down 9th Avenue between 42nd and 57th street.  This part of Hell’s Kitchen is quintessential New York, lined with restaurants, pizzerias, corner bodegas, and many of the city’s most popular gay watering holes.  Happy Pride!  

Download the guide for free here but hurry! This special only lasts till Monday.



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By @ 06/20/14 in City Seen, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

ocabanon

By ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Rich Martino

If you find yourself caught between Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen in the no gay man’s land ironically called “NoChe” (North Chelsea) looking for a culinary oasis among all the endless sports bars, then you’ll be delighted to discover OCabanon. With its chic but casual vibe, OCabnon strikes the perfect balance of wine bar and bistro. The menu features eclectic signature dishes like the foie gras bagel and a grilled eggplant “chiffonade,” as well as a selection of meats and cheeses to share. Dishes are paired with wine suggestions in case you can’t decide among the selection of 100 or so French wines. There’s also a mezzanine dining area with couches for you to sink into for a little extra comfort.

Click here to subscribe now to get all our CitySeen updates in all of our favorite gayborhoods around the world; OCabanon and many others are included in our May issue, along with our insider guides to Pride and Barcelona.

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By @ 06/07/14 in Daily Dose, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

4871755027_79da705f57_zWith NYC Pride just around the corner we couldn’t resist showing this picture of Chelsea looking east from the Hudson River. If you are coming to New York for Gay Pride or any other reason, be sure to download the amazing NYC Travel Guide for FREE this month only. Click here to get started.

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