Is this the gay part of NYC again? I have a friend who lives in NYC, and he always seems to be hanging out in that area.
It's gay for a. gentlemen of a certain age; and b. gay African-American kids visiting from Harlem & Jersey.
Not what it used to be, of course.
It's mostly straight families and NYU trash now. Young gay men can't afford it and are in Brooklyn. The few gay men who still live in the WV are "of a certain age."
Chelsea is New York's gay capital, has been for a while now.
Is your friend 80 or a ghost?
He's in his 30s, R4.
It's too bad that it has become dangerous because it really has atmosphere, unlike Hell's Kitchen & Chelsea. The little cobblestone streets & shops, trees, what not. I still go to Ty's occasionally. But I remember Sunday afternoons on Christopher St. used to be packed, going on bar tours and going to visit friends there.
[quote]Chelsea is New York's gay capital, has been for a while now.
What changed? A WEHO-like transformation where they gays were forced out?
The neighborhood was colonized by merchant bankers, hedge fund managers, trust fund trash, and the like, R9. Rents soared and so long interesting shops, the butcher, baker, candlestick maker, and bookstores. Part of Bleeker Street looks like Madison Ave. South now.
Yeah, I'm an eldergay and I know things change, but watching the Village's charm and character disappear is heartbreaking.
This change happened at least 20 years ago.
I haven't been in that area in years. Is the Dugout still around? I remember a lot of tranny trade in the area, especially near the West Side Highway.
[quote]The neighborhood was colonized by merchant bankers, hedge fund managers, trust fund trash, and the like,
Really? This is all I see when I'm there.
Hell's Kitchen was named that because the neighborhood was so impoverished and violent (it was originally called Clinton I think) now the name is kind of laughable considering they have a gay themed "urban resort" called The Out.
R16, no it is not. The NY Post is a sensationalist rag.
Manhattan is dead. The hot gay neighborhood now is: ASTORIA!
Give me an uncut hairy Greek from Astoria any day, mary!
Where are the Italian men? Little Italy isn't like it used to be.
The Greeks who live in Astoria are born in the US. They are cut.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
Talking to DataLounge servers. Please wait a moment...