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06.04.15 Liam Mathews

Last month, Bayna El-Amin was caught on video smashing a chair over Ethan York-Adams’ head during a brawl in a Chelsea restaurant. York-Adams and his boyfriend Jonathan Snipes allege that El-Amin used racial and homophobic slurs during the fight. El-Amin is himself gay, and did an interview with black queer culture blog the G-List to […]

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05.19.15 Liam Mathews

WCBS’s Alex Silverman reports that the man who viciously attacked two gay men with a chair in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant on May 5 has been identified as Bayna El-Amin. According to Silverman, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce called El-Amin a “career criminal,” and a Google search turns up arrest records in New York […]

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05.15.15 Liam Mathews

On May 15, 1940, the first ever McDonald’s opened in San Bernadino, California. Little did the McDonald brothers know that 75 years later, their humble hamburger restaurant would be the biggest restaurant chain in the world and the preferred brawling location for New York City teens. A group of kids in Brooklyn celebrated the anniversary […]

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05.13.15 Liam Mathews

Last week, James Rodriguez’s attorney filed a notice of claim that he plans to sue the city for $10 million, because on February 26, Rodriguez was arrested and kept in handcuffs by NYPD officers for 7 hours after having his elbow broken by a baseball bat during a bodega scuffle, the Daily News reports. Rodriguez […]

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05.08.15 Liam Mathews

On Thursday, police released new security camera footage of the man suspected of brutally smashing a chair over Ethan York-Adams’ head during an apparent anti-gay attack on Cinco de Mayo in Chelsea. The assault is now being investigated as a possible hate crime. […]

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05.06.15 Liam Mathews

In a horrifying assault caught on video, a man named Ethan York-Adams was smashed over the head with a heavy wooden chair while helping his boyfriend Jonathan Snipes get away from a man who had been beating him and saying anti-gay slurs. The assault happened Tuesday night in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant and was filmed […]

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03.31.15 Liam Mathews

A customer at a Lower East Side McDonald’s shot footage of a one-sided shoving match between two men and shared it with PIX11 Monday afternoon. “Get outta here!” the big aggressive dude yells over and over again while shoving the victim, who falls to the ground three times. The victim, who appears intoxicated, allegedly threw […]

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03.25.15 Liam Mathews

A young man punched an old man in the face for having a “pussy dog,” not pit bulls like his, according to DNAinfo. On March 17, a 65-year-old man was walking his dog on Grand Street near Graham Avenue when a 20-year-old man approached him wanting to pet his dog. At some point, the younger […]

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03.12.15 Prachi Gupta

Four teenage girls beat the shit out of another girl in a Flatbush McDonald’s on Monday afternoon, as “dozens of kids and at least two adults” watched and cheered, reports the New York Daily News. All of it was caught on video and then posted to Facebook. The video, above, is graphic. What’s perhaps more […]

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03.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Police are attempting to track down seven people in connection with a brutal assault at a Unionport deli in the early hours of Sunday morning, the New York Daily News reports. Around 4:25 AM on Sunday, a verbal dispute turned into a one-sided attack at 1253 Deli on Castle Hill Avenue. Two women and five […]

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