Afternoon Bulletin: De Blasio Boycotts St. Paddy’s Parade and More

Gay rights supporters protest yesterday's St. Patrick's Day Parade with a banner reading: "BAN HOMOPHOBIA!" (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/Getty)

Gay rights supporters protesting at last year’s parade (Photo: Getty).

The werewolf of Wall Street has been arrested for securities fraud after pretending to have $100 million in assets in a bid to convince investors to give him money. In reality, thirty-year-old Mark Malik was a former waiter and New York City traffic cop who after being discovered as a fraud sent an email to one of his investors with an attachment of clip from a werewolf with the subject line “that’s what I think I am.” (New York Magazine)

For the second year running, Mayor de Blasio boycotted the annual New York City parade for its lack of inclusion of the LGBT community. Mr. de Blasio’s office said in a statement that even though this year’s parade organizers agreed to include OUT@NBCUniversal, a corporate community for NBCUniversal LGBT employees, the parade still has a long way to go. (USA Today)

Sister’s are doing it for themselves, especially now considering the number of women-owned businesses increased by 42 percent over the past decade. The results were discovered in a preliminary study for the city’s Department of small Business Services which is continuing to looking into women entrepreneurs and their journey to success. (DNA Info)

Recently, the New York Times Style section investigated the reality of having sex in the back of a yellow taxi while waiting to reach your final destination. Stories where heard, but Gawker was unimpressed, believing the story fully missed the mark by not going to the source for the real scoop–the drivers. Gawker writer Danya Evans spoke to a crew of drivers in a bid to uncover the sexy truth of the backseat. (Gawker)

Afternoon Bulletin: De Blasio Boycotts St. Paddy’s Parade and More