Protecting the Vulnerable in a Public Bathroom

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Lifesaver Deep in the depths of the booming bus station in Times Square, Cynthia Gonzales cleans, supervises and, most of all, protects the bathrooms on her watch. During her shift, as matron at Port Authority, Gonzales sees her share of wayward characters. “I have one of the biggest bathrooms in the building,” the Trinidadian native [&hellip
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Babeland in Brooklyn: Park Slope Gets Their Sex Toys Closer to Home—Including an Artificial Cunnilingus Machine

Written by Anna King on . Posted in Business, Posts

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Sex toys have changed from the do-it-yourself days when a kitchen appliance could, with a little improvisation, be used as a vibrator to a billion-dollar industry. Babeland, best known for giving the Rabbit to the masses (via Sex & the City), has been bringing city dwellers in New York, L.A. and Seattle the latest innovations in orgasm-inducing pleasure for nigh-on 15 years. And, as of last week, women-owned Babeland has officially made its next move and crossed the river to Brooklyn

Nestled next to a maternity store on the edge of baby-stroller-ville in Park Slope, the shop’s shelves were filled with sleek objects that looked more like Apple products than the G-spot seeking devices they were. Back in the day, most toys bore more than a passing resemblance to a penis, complete with wobbly bits, fleshy tones and even the odd blue vein or two. While Babeland still stocks a few dildos of this ilk, pride of place in the store was given over to rows of vibrators with dainty names like Le Petit Ami, Gigi, Delight, and Iris....

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Toys for Tots: Babeland Follows the Strollers to Sell Vibrators in Park Slope

Written by Jim Reilly on . Posted in Business, Posts

Park Slope, the center of the stroller wars, will be getting a new toy store.  For the baby-boom area, that’s a good thing, right?  Well, not when the store sells sex toys, according to some.  Babeland, which also has two other stores in Soho and the Lower East Side, looks to open a new location [&hellip
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Gay Men, Not Lesbians, Face Job Discrimination

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Business, Posts

There may actually be a glass ceiling for some men. New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that gay men working in management and traditional blue-collar jobs face wage discrimination when their salaries are compared to straight men in the same fields. To contrast, the research shows that lesbians face no similar wage [&hellip
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Spitzer Moves On Upstate Economy

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Business, Posts

One of the major criticisms of Governor Eliot Spitzer so far has been his failure to move on fixing the very troubled upstate economy. Today, Spitzer announced that the Office for Small Cities and Empire State Development (ESD) will provide more than $1.1 million in economic development aid to help businesses in Schenectady, St. Lawrence [&hellip
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