I HEARD... gossip on New York nightlife from Ronnie Hokanson
I HEARD... that Dave Beaty is out at Rush in New York. After acting as managing partner for a few years at that location, Beaty tells us he's been bought out by his partner and replaced by legendary nightlife manager Morgan McLean. Dave told me he's opening up a new spot in Hell's Kitchen that he plans to have up-and-running by June for Gay Pride. It seems as though Rush will currently remain status-quo focusing on the flagship Saturday night party for the college kids.
I also HEARD… that John Blair is virtually out of Splash. My insiders tell me that the only thing "John Blair" about that Saturday night party is that it carries his name. "John's been gone for 3 weeks," an insider told me. When we asked for an official statement, we were told John Blair Productions is contracted to promote Saturday nights at Splash for at least a few more months. If you go to his website, it is clear that Splash is in Blair's past as he focuses on the opening of XL Hell's Kitchen which will be housed inside the new gay Out NYC Hotel coming next year.
I also HEARD... about a new party in Brooklyn. This time, the gays are hitting Dumbo for a party called Gumbo. Its held at the Galapagos Art space usually monthly. The schedule, however, varies. In May, you'll have two chances to check out the hot homos at Gumbo. On May 13th, the party starts at 8pm and on May 21st at 10pm.
"I HEARD..." is a syndicated column by homo-journalist Ronnie Hokanson. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.