Posts in Category: New York City

New York City gay pride parade

Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge Gay Pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or waving virulently anti-Trump signs.

On foot, astride motorcycles or riding on flatbed trucks, participants slowly covered the 2-mile route from Midtown Manhattan to Greenwich Village, where the movement for homosexual rights was born after the so-called Stonewall riots of 1969.

Under a brilliant sun, hundreds of police officers and some of New York’s most prominent politicians — Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer, all Democrats — marched cheerfully alongside participants, some of the latter in the scantiest of outfits. (AFP)

2017 NYC Easter Parade

Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Immortalized by Irving Berlin (with some help from Judy Garland and Fred Astaire), the pageant is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s.

Starting at about 10am and continuing until 4pm, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral; better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. The 256th edition of New York City’s parade is expected to draw more than 1 million spectators to watch 200,000 spirited marchers, including more than 100 bands.

‘Not My President’s Day’ protests in the U.S.

Thousands of people in cities around the country turned out to demonstrate against the policies of President Trump on Monday in a protest that organizers called “Not My President’s Day.” Yahoo News dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

‘I am a Muslim too’ rally in Times Square

Music Mogul Russell Simmons lead thousands at the I Am A Muslim Too Rally in New York and he has a thing or two to thank his ex-friend Donald Trump for.

Donald Trump has been under immense heat since he has taken his oath as the president of the United States. His inauguration has been colored with various protests all around the world, his executive orders have been met with nationwide protests and strikes, even his statements and tweets incite great disdain and disapproval from countries and world leaders.

LGBT Solidarity Rally in NYC’s Greenwich Village

To support those affected by President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and to protest his selection of “anti-LGBT nominees and appointees,” an LGBT Solidarity Rally took place Saturday at New York’s Stonewall National Monument in the area surrounding the Stonewall Inn, the famous gay bar.

Winter snow storm smacks Northeast U.S.

The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions of people weather whiplash a day after temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s.

Protests against Trump’s travel ban hit the streets of NYC

Protests resulting from President Trump’s executive order barring visitors, refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States left airports and hit the streets of lower Manhattan, as demonstrators yelled anti-Trump chants such as “No bans, no walls” and carried signs that read, “All Americans are immigrants.”

Discarded protest signs from the Women’s March in NYC

Following the march in New York City, protesters left behind thousands of signs around Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower. Many signs left near a construction site were taken home by admirers as souvenirs. One group of placards was made into an art installation on East 57th Street, while many of these great signs were discarded near receptacles along Fifth Avenue waiting for sanitation.