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23 Riverside Drive

Tony Segura Residence

Cuban-born gay rights activist Tony Segura lived in an apartment in this building facing Riverside Park on the Upper West... Learn More

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16 East 8th Street

Founding of the New York Area Council of the Mattachine Society, Inc. at the Sam Morford Residence

On December 10, 1955, a group of gay men met at Sam Morford’s apartment in this building in Greenwich Village... Learn More

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32-01 Vernon Boulevard

Socrates Sculpture Park

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Battery Park

Emma Lazarus Memorial Plaque

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City Hall Park

Jane Addams Memorial

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Ralph Bunche Park

Bayard Rustin Plaque

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Riverside Park

Eleanor Roosevelt Monument

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2 Hylan Boulevard

Alice Austen Park

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East Houston Street & Baruch Drive

Wald Playground

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Montgomery & Monroe Streets

Lillian D. Wald Playground

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Fifth Avenue & East 135th Street

Abraham Lincoln Playground

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Hamilton Place & West 141st Street

Alexander Hamilton Playground

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Flushing Avenue & Steuben Street

Steuben Playground

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Kosciuszko Street & Lewis Avenue

Eleanor Roosevelt Playground

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St. Nicholas Houses

Langston Hughes Playground

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St. Nicholas Park

James Baldwin Lawn

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Silver Lake Park

Audre Lorde Walk

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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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881 Seventh Avenue

Carnegie Hall

One of the premiere centers of American musical life and history, Carnegie Hall has continually featured the work and performances... Learn More

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1634 Broadway

Winter Garden Theater

Opened in 1911, the Winter Garden Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Vincente Minnelli,... Learn More

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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

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500 25th Street

Green-Wood Cemetery

Many LGBT individuals are buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, one of the most beautiful landscapes in America. Here one... Learn More

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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

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254 West 54th Street

Studio 54 (originally Gallo Opera House)

In 1977, Studio 54 opened and became one of the world’s most famous discos with a fusion of gay, bisexual,... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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23 Beekman Place

Katharine Cornell & Guthrie McClintic Residence / Paul Rudolph Residence

“First Lady of the Theater” Katharine Cornell and her husband, director-producer Guthrie McClintic, lived here from 1922 to 1951. Architect... Learn More

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2 Fifth Avenue

Larry Kramer Residence / Edie Windsor & Dr. Thea Clara Spyer Residence

Author, playwright, and pioneering activist Larry Kramer resided in this Greenwich Village apartment for over three decades, until his death... Learn More

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318 West 22nd Street

Mel Cheren Residence / Gay Men’s Health Crisis Office

This Greek Revival rowhouse was the home of innovative record executive Melvin “Mel” Cheren and Paradise Garage founder Michael Brody... Learn More

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131 West 55th Street

New York City Center

From 1944 to 1966, New York City Center was the first home of New York City Opera, which featured the... Learn More

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135 & 133 West 4th Street

Washington Square United Methodist Church & Parish House

The congregation of this former church was led by the pioneering, openly gay Reverend Paul M. Abels from 1973 to... Learn More

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45 Rivington Street

Rivington House

In 1995, this former public school re-opened as a 219-bed nursing home for AIDS patients, the largest of its kind... Learn More

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447 West 22nd Street

Elsa Gidlow Residence

Poet Elsa Gidlow, though largely associated with the San Francisco Bay Area, likely wrote her groundbreaking book of poetry On a... Learn More

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1 Sheridan Square

Café Society / Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Café Society, what has been billed as New York’s first integrated club, featured many of the jazz giants and singers... Learn More

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99 Clinton Street

Gay Alliance of Brooklyn at Spencer Memorial Church

The Gay Alliance of Brooklyn was one of the first gay civil rights organizations established in New York City outside... Learn More

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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

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Fifth Avenue and East 61st Street

German-American Steuben Parade

The first German-American Steuben Parade, celebrating German-American heritage, was held in 1958. Named for the hero of the American Revolution,... 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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223 West 42nd Street

Apollo Theater (42nd Street)

Opened as the Apollo Theater in 1920, this venue is significant as the site of the first lesbian love scene... Learn More

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245-257 West 44th Street

Majestic Theater

Opened in 1927, the Majestic Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Mary Martin, Adrian,... Learn More

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135 Charles Street

6th Police Precinct Station House

Following the March 1970 police raid on the Snake Pit, a nearby gay bar, 167 gay men were arrested and... Learn More

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221-233 West 44th Street

Shubert Theater

Opened in 1913, the Shubert Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Cole Porter, Michael... Learn More

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1564-1566 Broadway

Palace Theater (interior)

Opened in 1913 for vaudeville, and reopened as a legitimate theater in 1966, the Palace Theater has staged multiple productions... Learn More

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235-243 West 44th Street

Broadhurst Theater

Opened in 1918, the Broadhurst Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including the play The Green... Learn More

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214 West 42nd Street

New Amsterdam Theater

Opened in 1903, the New Amsterdam Theater has staged several productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Clyde Fitch,... Learn More

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209 West 42nd Street

New Victory Theater (originally Theatre Republic)

Opened as the Theatre Republic in 1900, this venue staged two known works by gay playwrights, one by Clyde Fitch... Learn More

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203-217 West 46th Street

Lunt-Fontanne Theater (originally Globe Theater)

Opened in 1910 as the Globe Theater, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including... Learn More

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1697-1699 Broadway

Ed Sullivan Theater (originally Hammerstein’s Theater)

Opened as Hammerstein’s Theater in 1927, this venue’s first production, Golden Dawn (1927-28), featured a young Archie Leach, who would later... Learn More

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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

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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

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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

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70 Beach Street

Park Villa II

Located in the former Liberty Theatre, Park Villa II (later On Stage), was a popular dance club during the 1980s... Learn More

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201 West 92nd Street

Womanbooks

Open from 1975 to 1987, Womanbooks was the second feminist bookstore in New York City. It sold books written, published,... Learn More

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120 East 56th Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the New York Republican State Committee Headquarters

A Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) zap at the headquarters of the New York Republican State Committee in Midtown on June... Learn More

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106 Central Park South

Barbizon-Plaza Hotel

Completed in 1930, the Barbizon-Plaza Hotel was the first residential hotel equipped as a music and arts center in the... Learn More

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99 Seventh Avenue South

Circle Repertory Company Theater

From its founding in 1969, by four veterans of the Caffe Cino, until it closed in 1994, the Circle Repertory... Learn More

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181-189 Second Avenue

Peter Hujar Residence & Studio / David Wojnarowicz Residence & Studio

Photographer Peter Hujar was barely recognized in his lifetime but, since his death due to AIDS-related pneumonia in 1987, he... Learn More

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411 East 76th Street

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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77 Clinton Avenue

Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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143-147 West 11th Street

St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan

Beginning in the early 1980s, under the leadership of the Sisters of Charity, an organization within the Catholic Church, St.... Learn More

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246 East 58th Street

Modulightor Building

The Modulightor Building, built between 1989 and 1992, was designed by iconic modernist Paul Rudolph, who incorporated new construction into... Learn More

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