HISTORIC SITES

1890 Seventh Avenue

Edna Thomas, Lloyd Thomas & Olivia Wyndham Residence

Edna Thomas, one of the earliest Black actors of the New York stage, came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance... Learn More

Residences
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41 East 57th Street

George Platt Lynes at the Pierre Matisse Gallery

George Platt Lynes was one of the great American photographers of the 20th century. His public career focused on elegant... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
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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

Performance Venues
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111 West 44th Street

Belasco Theater (originally Stuyvesant Theater)

Opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theater and renamed the Belasco Theater in 1910, this venue has staged multiple productions... Learn More

Performance Venues
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253 West 125th Street

Apollo Theater

During the Apollo Theater’s heyday as a showcase for Black performers from the 1930s into the 1970s, nearly every important... Learn More

Performance Venues
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Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House

Lincoln Center, a world-class performing arts center, has had close connections to the LGBT community since planning began in the... Learn More

Performance Venues
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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

Performance Venues
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99 Ryerson Street

Walt Whitman Residence

Walt Whitman and his family lived in this house when the first edition of his epochal first collection of poems, Leaves... Learn More

Residences
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190 Meisner Avenue

Marr Lodge

Opera singer Graham Marr owned this mid-19th century house, which he renamed “Marr Lodge,” from 1925 until his death in... Learn More

Residences
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4 St Marks Place

Tempo Playhouse / Key Theater / New Bowery Theater / Bridge Theater

This 1831 house had a significant and colorful Off-Off-Broadway theatrical history from 1955 to 1967, reflecting its location on St.... Learn More

Performance Venues
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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
HISTORIC SITES

7 East 7th Street

Picket at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, Second-Ever U.S. Gay Rights Protest

On December 2, 1964, the second-ever public demonstration for gay rights in the United States – and the first to... Learn More

Public Spaces
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46-09 31st Avenue

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

From October 1995 until at least December 1999, Queens/SAGE, a social services and support group for LGBT senior citizens (unaffiliated... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

121 Charles Street

Margaret Wise Brown Writing Studio

From 1942 until her death in 1952, Margaret Wise Brown – the best-selling children’s book author of The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, and... Learn More

Residences
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302 W 45th St

Al Hirschfeld Theater (originally Martin Beck Theater)

Opened as the Martin Beck Theater in 1924, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators,... Learn More

Performance Venues
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242-250 West 45th Street

Bernard B. Jacobs Theater (originally Royale Theater)

During this venue’s time as the Royale Theater (opened in 1927), the John Golden Theater (renamed in 1934), and then... Learn More

Performance Venues
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213 West 42nd Street / 220 West 43rd Street

Lyric Theater

Opened in 1903, the Lyric Theater staged several productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Clyde Fitch, Cole Porter,... Learn More

Performance Venues
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124-130 West 43rd Street

Stephen Sondheim Theater (originally Henry Miller’s Theater)

Opened in 1918 as Henry Miller’s Theater, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and characters, including... Learn More

Performance Venues
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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

Residences
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1000 Richmond Terrace

Sailors’ Snug Harbor

Once a home for aged sailors, the Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens has been an important venue... 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

Public Spaces
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1335 Sixth Avenue

Gay Activists Alliance Zap at the Inner Circle Dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel

The Gay Activists Alliance’s April 15, 1972, zap of reporters’ Inner Circle dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel, to... Learn More

Public Spaces
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70 East 10th Street

Gay Activists Alliance Zaps at Saul Sharison Residence

On September 30 and October 3, 1971, the Gay Activists Alliance zapped the apartment building of Saul Sharison, chair of... Learn More

Public Spaces
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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