A lesbian bar from the 1920s. A “fairy den” from the 1890s. An Ecstasy-fueled disco from the 1990s. Celebrating the hidden places in Manhattan where gay night life once flourished.
Visitors gathered outside the site of the Eve Addam’s Tearoom, a lesbian hangout in the 1920s.
The Gay Bars That Are Gone tour paid homage to the Palladium near Union Square, a former club that is now a dormitory. Credit Amy Lombard for The New York Times
“Amanda Davis, a historian for the NYC L.G.B.T. Historic Sites Project, offered a history lesson in front of the former Eve Addams’ Tea Room (129 MacDougal Street), a lesbian hot spot from the mid-1920s run by a Polish-Jewish émigré named Eva Kotchever. A sign on the door, she said, once warned: ‘Men are admitted, but not welcome.'”
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