HISTORIC SITES

150 West 55th Street

Carl Van Vechten Residence

This apartment building was the home of influential cultural arbiter Carl Van Vechten beginning in 1924. Van Vechten is especially... Learn More

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481 Eighth Avenue

Magnus Hirschfeld at the Hotel New Yorker

Considered one of the first, great pioneers of LGBT rights in the early 20th century, German-Jewish physician and sexologist, Magnus... 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

Stores & Businesses
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580 St. Nicholas Avenue

Ethel Waters Residence

Legendary Black performer Ethel Waters lived in this apartment building from at least 1925 to 1927, when she was well... Learn More

Residences
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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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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Kingsborough Houses

Richmond Barthé & “Green Pastures: The Walls of Jericho”

Sculptor Richmond Barthé created this 8-foot by 80-foot frieze Exodus and Dance (completed in 1939) for the Harlem River Houses, which was... Learn More

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114 West 116th Street

Jimmie Daniels

From 1939 to 1942, the internationally popular African American cabaret singer Jimmie Daniels owned and operated his eponymous Harlem supper... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants