Volume 80, Number 41 | March 10 -16, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Up to 5 years for Village gay bashes

Frederick Giunta, 25, was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 5 years in prison on Tues., March 8, for the Oct. 11, 2010, assault and attempted robbery of victims in two Greenwich Village gay bars. Giunta pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to punching one victim and attempting to steal his wallet at Ty’s, at 114 Christopher St., and punching the second victim later that night in Julius’, 159 W. 12th St., after making racist and antigay remarks. The victim at Ty’s sustained serious injuries and had to be hospitalized. The sentencing “serves as a reminder that there is no tolerance for bias-related violence,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.

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