August 31, 2021

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HISTORIC SITES

28 West 28th Street

Everard Baths

The Everard Baths, one of the most legendary of New York’s bathhouses, was a refuge for gay men probably since... Learn More

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129 Macdougal Street

Eve’s Hangout

Eve Adams, the name adopted by a Polish-Jewish lesbian émigré, operated a popular gay and lesbian tearoom near Washington Square... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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Various Locations

Central Park

Central Park has had numerous associations with the LGBT community since its creation in 1857, including many areas popular for... Learn More

Public Spaces
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Pelham Bay Park

Orchard Beach

Orchard Beach, sometimes referred to as “the Bronx Riviera,” has long been a meeting and cruising location for LGBT people... Learn More

Public Spaces
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Christopher Street Pier

Greenwich Village Waterfront

For over a century, the Greenwich Village waterfront along the Hudson River, including the Christopher Street Pier at West 10th... Learn More

Public Spaces
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116 7th Avenue South

Stewart’s Cafeteria

Stewart’s Cafeteria, later the Life Cafeteria, was located in this Greenwich Village building in the 1930s and attracted a bohemian... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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28 East 125th Street

Mt. Morris Baths

Between the 1920s and 2003, when it was closed by New York City officials, the Mt. Morris Baths was an... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
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Jacob Riis Park

Riis Park Beach

The isolated eastern end of the beach at Jacob Riis Park has been a location for LGBT sunbathing and cruising... Learn More

Public Spaces
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157 Bleecker Street

The Slide

In the early 1890s, The Slide on Bleecker Street was known as New York’s “worst dive” for its “fairies,” young... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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125-129 East 11th Street

Webster Hall & Annex

Webster Hall is one of New York’s most significant large 19th-century assembly halls, and it became famous for its Bohemian... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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160 Bleecker Street

Mills House No. 1 / Village Gate

Opened in 1897 as Mills House No. 1, which was intended as a wholesome residential hotel for single, working-class men,... Learn More

Residences
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768 Fifth Avenue

The Plaza

The Oak Room in the famed Plaza Hotel off Central Park was a discreet meeting place for gay businessmen in... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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183 Bleecker Street

Black Rabbit

This building was the location of the Black Rabbit, a club where “fairies” – young men who solicited male patrons... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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2068 Broadway

Fifth Avenue Bar

The Fifth Avenue Bar, located in the Stanwood Cafeteria, operated in the Dorilton Apartments from c. 1940 to 1956. A... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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160-164 West 129th Street

Drag Balls at Imperial Lodge of Elks

A rare surviving Harlem building that hosted drag balls, the Imperial Lodge of Elks (also referred to as the Elks... Learn More

Performance Venues
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51 Clark Street

Hotel St. George

From the 1920s through the 1970s, the mammoth Hotel St. George was one of the best known centers of gay... Learn More

Residences