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St. Nicholas Park

James Baldwin Lawn

Many New York City public parks and playgrounds are named in honor of prominent figures in New York City and... Learn More

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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

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81 Horatio Street

James Baldwin Residence

From 1958 to 1961, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin rented an apartment in this building, where he continued... Learn More

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351 West 18th Street

James Baldwin School

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. James Baldwin... Learn More

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Literary New York

New York City has long been home to a wide range of literary figures, including the 19th century poet Walt Whitman, whose famously homoerotic “Calamus” poems was one of the... Learn More

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LGBT History on the Upper West Side

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517 East 233rd Street

Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery in the northern Bronx is not only a magnificent park-like landscape, but is the final resting place of... Learn More

Public Spaces
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St. Nicholas Park

Hamilton Grange

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton lived in this house – which was built for him and his family in 1802 – until his... Learn More

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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

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189 Bleecker Street

San Remo Café

The San Remo Café was a Greenwich Village Italian restaurant and bar that became a famous Bohemian hangout in the... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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112 Waverly Place

Lorraine Hansberry Residence

In 1960, playwright Lorraine Hansberry bought this building with money earned from her award-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun (1959). Remaining... Learn More

Residences
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243 W 47th St

Ethel Barrymore Theater

Opened in 1928, the Ethel Barrymore Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Noel Coward,... Learn More

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103-105 West 135th Street

135th Street Branch, New York Public Library

During the Harlem Renaissance, the New York Public Library’s 135th Street Branch served as an intellectual and artistic center for... Learn More

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104 West 136th Street

Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library

Renamed for the noted gay poet Countee Cullen in 1951, this library was the first in the New York Public... Learn More

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337 Bleecker Street

Lorraine Hansberry Residence

From 1953 to 1960, playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry resided in the third-floor apartment of this building. While here, Hansberry... 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

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515 Malcolm X Boulevard

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture houses one of the country’s most significant collections of African American history... Learn More

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881 Seventh Avenue

Carnegie Hall: Studio Towers

The Studio Towers apartments were constructed atop Carnegie Hall from 1894 to 1897, a few years after the famed performance... Learn More

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170 West 130th Street

National Headquarters for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Beginning in the 1920s, this Harlem rowhouse was home to a number of important Black social and political organizations. Most... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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208 West 41st Street

Nederlander Theater (originally National Theater)

Opened as the National Theater in 1921 and renamed the Billy Rose Theater in 1959 and the Nederlander Theater in... Learn More

Performance Venues
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243-259 West 52nd Street

August Wilson Theater (originally Guild Theater)

Opened in 1925 as the Guild Theater and renamed the ANTA Playhouse in 1950 and the Virginia Theater in 1981,... Learn More

Performance Venues
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244 West 144th Street

Countee Cullen Public School 194

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Countee Cullen... Learn More

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2609 East 7th Street

Margaret Mead Public School 209

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Margaret Mead... Learn More

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