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This collection highlights the most recent historic sites that have been added to the map.

We are continuously working to add more sites to the website as they are researched, written, and photographed.

If you have suggestions, please fill out our form. It is possible that we are already aware of the site, but it is helpful to know which sites matter to you.

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Featured Historic Sites (12)

A
77-02 Broadway
The Love Boat was a popular gay Latino bar and dance space in Elmhurst, situated on the border of Jackson Heights. Drawing crowds of gay men with roots from countries... Learn More
B
89th Street & 37th Avenue
In 1993, the inaugural Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival took place in the historically gay neighborhood of Jackson Heights and was the first such event to be organized in... Learn More
C
43rd Street & Skillman Avenue
In 2000, the inaugural St. Pat’s for All Parade took place in the historically Irish neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Woodside, Queens. The event, which still runs, was founded by LGBT... Learn More
D
117 MacDougal Street
The Swing Rendezvous was a jazz club and lesbian bar that was open from 1938 to 1965. Among the bar’s notable patrons were writer and activist Audre Lorde and Kitty... Learn More
E
183 Bleecker Street
This building was the location of the Black Rabbit, a club where “fairies” – young men who solicited male patrons – caught the attention of vice squads. It was one... Learn More
F
Fifth Avenue and East 61st Street
The first German-American Steuben Parade, celebrating German-American heritage, was held in 1958. Named for the hero of the American Revolution, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben, it inadvertently honors a... Learn More
G
1901-1929 Emmons Avenue
One of the most beloved and famous restaurants in New York City from the 1930s to the 1970s, this mammoth Spanish Colonial Revival restaurant building was owned and operated by... Learn More
Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
H
4 St Marks Place
This 1831 house had a significant and colorful Off-Off-Broadway theatrical history from 1955 to 1967, reflecting its location on St. Mark’s Place during the cultural ascendancy of the East Village.... Learn More
I
74 East 4th Street
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club was founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart and moved to 74 East 4th Street in the East Village in 1969. Today it is widely considered... Learn More
J
87 Christopher Street
From c. 1960 to 2010, absurdist playwright H.M. “Harry” Koutoukas lived in this apartment building. While here, he contributed to the burgeoning Off-Off-Broadway theater movement in the 1960s through his... Learn More
K
240 West 38th Street
The Corduroy Club, located here from March 1967 to 1971, was a significant effort by the pre-Stonewall LGBT community in New York to have a social space that was outside... Learn More
L
121 Charles Street
From 1942 until her death in 1952, Margaret Wise Brown – the best-selling children’s book author of The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, and other stories – used this “Cobble Court” house (since... Learn More