HISTORIC SITES

841 Barretto Street

Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!)

The award-winning Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) was founded by dancer/choreographer Arthur Avilés and writer/activist Charles Rice-González, Bronx... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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City Hall Park

Gay Activists Alliance Actions at City Hall

The Gay Activists Alliance held a number of zaps and other actions in City Hall Park from 1970 to 1975... Learn More

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Hudson & Bethune Streets

Arthur W. Strickler Triangle

In 2009, this small landscaped parcel was dedicated Arthur W. Strickler Triangle in memory of the longtime Greenwich Village resident... Learn More

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1958 McGraw Avenue

Irving Schwartz Residence

The Veterans Benevolent Association was the first LGBT group formed in New York City, in 1945. Irving Schwartz, one of... Learn More

Residences
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43 West 46th Street

Herbert Askanas Residence

The Veterans Benevolent Association was the first LGBT group formed in New York City, in 1945. Herbert Askanas, one of... Learn More

Residences
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10 Shore Boulevard

Yale Eisenberg Residence

The Veterans Benevolent Association was the first LGBT group formed in New York City, in 1945. Yale Eisenberg, one of... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

Morris Avenue & East 181st Street

Mabel Hampton Garden

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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Crack is Wack Playground

Keith Haring & “Crack is Wack”

In 1986, Keith Haring painted his iconic Crack is Wack mural on a handball court wall visible from the Harlem... Learn More

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Activism Outside Manhattan

While much of the narrative of LGBT activism and liberation has long been focused on Manhattan, the other four boroughs also have important sites that help contextualize the broader movement... Learn More

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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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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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215 West 92nd Street

Joan Nestle Residence

From 1974 to 2002, apartment 13A in this Upper West Side building was the residence of Joan Nestle, an influential... Learn More

Residences
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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
HISTORIC SITES

3202 Kossuth Avenue

Ronald I. Jacobowitz Residence

Bronx gay rights activist Ronald I. Jacobowitz, who lived in this apartment building from 1986 to 1994, co-founded Gay Men... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

Seventh Avenue (35th to 41st Streets)

Fashion Walk of Fame

Beginning in the year 2000, plaques have been installed along Seventh Avenue — a corridor synonymous with the fashion industry... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

135-139 West 31st Street

Father Mychal F. Judge at St. Francis of Assisi Church & Friary

Father Mychal F. Judge was a Catholic priest at St. Francis of Assisi Church and lived in its friary from... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
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900 Tinton Avenue

Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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2545 Gunther Avenue

Michelangelo Junior High School 144

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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1970 West Farms Road

Lorraine Hansberry Academy Public School 214

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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1871 Walton Avenue

Langston Hughes Public School 236

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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89 East 2nd Street

Alvin Baltrop Residence

The gay, African American photographer Alvin Baltrop captured the unfolding LGBT life at the West Side piers and elsewhere in... Learn More

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