HISTORIC SITES

Cadman Plaza East

Walt Whitman Park

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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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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72 Veronica Place

Walt Whitman Middle School 246

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

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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19 Sites

Pre-20th Century History

Documentation of gay men and lesbians living and socializing in New York City dates back well over 150 years. By 1859, the renowned poet Walt Whitman became known for his... Learn More

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18 Sites

Literary New York

New York City has long been home to a wide range of literary figures, including the 19th century poet Walt Whitman, whose famously homoerotic “Calamus” poems was one of the... Learn More

Events

March 28, 2019 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Brooklyn LGBTQ+ History

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HISTORIC SITES

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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647 Broadway

Pfaff’s

Pfaff’s was a Rathskeller-like beer and wine cellar restaurant in the Coleman House Hotel that was a favorite haunt of... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
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2 Spring Street

Robert Indiana Residence & Studio

Robert Indiana, a pioneering Pop artist whose gay identity was often obliquely expressed in his paintings, sculptures, and prints, lived... Learn More

Residences
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67 Bleecker Street

Louis Sullivan & the Bayard-Condict Building

This elegant loft building is the only New York City design of Chicago master architect Louis Sullivan. Evidence suggests the... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
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
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715 Ocean Terrace

Staten Island Community College

Now occupied by a public school, the campus of Staten Island Community College, later the Sunnyside campus of the College... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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645-647 Broadway

David Mancuso Residence / The Loft

From Valentine’s Day 1970 to June 1974, the Loft, one of the most influential underground house parties, operated out of... Learn More

Residences
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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

Medical Facilities
HISTORIC SITES

St. Vincent's Triangle

NYC AIDS Memorial

The New York City AIDS Memorial — dedicated on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016 — honors the more than... Learn More

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