HISTORIC SITES

170 East 2nd Street

Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky Residence

A founding figure of the Beat Generation, one of the 20th century’s most important literary movements, the openly gay poet... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

437 East 12th Street

Ernestine Eckstein Residence / Allen Ginsberg Residence

Ernestine Eckstein was an influential lesbian of color who was active in the LGBT rights movement in the pre-Stonewall years.... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

181-189 Second Avenue

Louis N. Jaffe Art Theater / Club 181 / Phoenix Theater

The Louis N. Jaffe Art Theater, a former Yiddish theater, was the location of the Mafia-controlled Club 181 (1945-51), known... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Picket at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Fourth-Ever U.S. Gay Rights Protest

On April 18, 1965, the fourth-ever gay rights demonstration in the United States – and the third in New York... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

Lincoln Center Plaza

Lincoln Center: Damrosch Park

The outdoor performance space at the southwest corner of Lincoln Center has served New York City since its opening in... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

261-265 West 47th Street

Samuel J. Friedman Theater (originally Biltmore Theater)

Opened as the Biltmore Theater in 1926 and renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in 2008, this venue has staged... Learn More

Performance Venues
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230 West 74th Street

Continental Baths at the Ansonia Hotel

Between 1968 and 1976, the Continental Baths operated out of the basement space of the then-dilapidated Ansonia Hotel. The legendary... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
HISTORIC SITES

217-239 West 51st Street

Mark Hellinger Theater (originally Hollywood Theater)

Opened as a movie palace called the Hollywood Theater in 1929 (converted to legitimate theater in 1934) and renamed the... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

1260 Avenue of the Americas

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at Radio City Music Hall

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) zapped a presidential campaign fundraiser for Mayor John V. Lindsay on January 25, 1972, after... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

254 East 3rd Street

Paul Thek Residence & Studio

Paul Thek, who lived and worked at 254 East 3rd Street in at least the late 1960s, was a visual... Learn More

Residences