HISTORIC SITES

57 Bethune Street

Westbeth: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

In July 1975, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York’s and the East Coast’s oldest LGBT synagogue, moved to Westbeth Artists’... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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12 Sites

Jewish New York

Though here earlier, Jewish immigrants arrived in New York City in significant numbers from Germany in the mid-19th century and then in particularly large waves from Eastern Europe beginning in... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

Hudson & Bethune Streets

Arthur W. Strickler Triangle

In 2009, this small landscaped parcel was dedicated Arthur W. Strickler Triangle in memory of the longtime Greenwich Village resident... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

296 Ninth Avenue

Church of the Holy Apostles

From 1969 to 1974, the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea was one of the most important meeting places... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

445-465 West Street

Westbeth Artists’ Housing

The Westbeth Artists’ Complex is an early (1968-70) conversion of industrial space into housing for artists and has been home... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

137 West 71st Street

James Baldwin Residence

Literary icon and civil rights activist James Baldwin used this Upper West Side remodeled rowhouse as his New York City... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

55 Bethune Street

Westbeth: Merce Cunningham Dance Company

The penthouse auditorium at Westbeth was the home of Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1971 until it disbanded in 2010,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

1964 East 35th Street

Ruthie Berman & Connie Kurtz Residence

Lesbian activists Connie Kurtz and Ruthie Berman lived in this house in the Marine Park neighborhood of Brooklyn from 1979... Learn More

Residences