New York City Like a Local

Author: , February 20th, 2015

Michael MassettiWhat’s life like for Michael Massetti, a modern gay guy in New York City? Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and Fire Island are your go-to neighbourhoods.

He lives in New York City. He loves fashion. He works hard at the gym. He loves to party. Michael Massetti could be the poster boy for a lot of aspirational gays around the world. We spoke with him recently and asked for his local’s guide to living in the city that never sleeps.

When did you move to New York City?

I’ve lived here since august 2011 and I’ve stayed because I love the opportunities the city constantly gives me.

Best gay bar?

My favorite gay bar has to be Boxers HK. I love when the rooftop opens and we are able to enjoy the beautiful weather during the day.

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Rochester, New York Comes of Age

Author: , November 16th, 2011

Gay Rochester, New YorkWell, golly gee whiz, Rochester ain’t so bad after all. A three-hour drive, a border crossing and one very strong American accent away from Toronto, it’s no longer the city Torontonians have loved to hate.

Back in 2003, The Globe and Mail’s Jan Wong famously tore Rochester to shreds in an article called “Ferry Bad Place.” At the time, Wong visited the post-industrial city on the south shore of Lake Ontario prior to the launch of a Rochester-Toronto car ferry, listing “several important reasons why Torontonians wouldn’t want to come here.” Wong’s excoriation was helped along by the city’s then-mayor, who happily offered up Rochester’s startling crime statistics and even chastised Wong for walking the dangerous streets of his city.

If boosterism wasn’t a Rochester trait back then, it is now. The Susan B Anthony house is one of Rochester’s historic landmarks. Indeed, it is hard to find anyone in Rochester who isn’t prepared to tell you how wonderful Rochester is.

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