East Village Building Blocks

Guided Tour : LGBTQ Sites

While the neighboring West Village may have the more well-known sites, the East Village nevertheless contains a rich assortment of places connected to LGBT history, including the homes of noted artists, writers, musicians, and activists.  It was also home to a vast array of performance venues and gathering spaces that attracted and helped launch the careers of many prominent LGBT performers and provided supportive social and political environments for LGBT people. The neighborhood was the scene of some of the earliest gay rights demonstrations, the birth of Wigstock and politically-conscious drag performance art, and the home base of prominent figures like Allen Ginsberg, Emma Goldman, Miguel Pinero, and the Lesbian Avengers.

125 East 11th Street

Block 556-2, Lot 68

Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Ballinger, Charles Goldstein, Charles Rentz, commercial, Danzig, Dolly!, Dorothy Day, Elvis Presley, Emma Goldman, Fiddler on the Roof, Frank Sinatra, Guns N’ Roses, Harry Belafonte, Hello, Iggy Pop, Individual Landmark, Julie Andrews, KISS, LGBTQ, Madonna, masquerade balls, music venue, New York City Landmark, Perry Como, Prince, punk, Queen Anne, Renaissance Revival, ric Clapton, Samuel Gompers, speakeasy, Sting, The Masses, The Ritz, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, Webster Hall

Cooper Union

Block 544, Lot 1

000, Abraham Lincoln, ACT UP, African American History, Anglo-Italianate, Chinese Equal Rights League, Civil War, Clara Lemlich, Cooper Union, Cooper Union ADdress, Craig Rodwell, Emma Goldman, Fong Yue-Ting v. United States, Frederick A. Peterson, Frederick Douglass, Greary Act, Individual Landmark, Institutional, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, John Brown, Kay Tobin, labor rights, Lee Sam Ping, LGBTQ, mosaics, National Register of Historic Places, Paul R. Dince, Peter Cooper, Randy Wicker, Uprising of 20, Woo Chin Foo

66-68 East 4th Street

Block 459, Lot 19

ABC Stage City, Abraham Goldfaden, Albian Place, Alexander Berkman, Alla Nazimova, Anson G. Phelps, Biltmore Studios, Boris Thomashefsky, East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, Elisha Peck, Emma Goldman, Ethel Barrymore, Federal, Film Project, Flemish bond, Greek Revival, Henry Miller, Institutional, Jewish Rialto, Kinkel &Klemt, La MaMa, LGBTQ, Lyceum Hall, Manhattan Lyceum Hall, Manhattan Plaza, Margaret Anglin, Millennium Film Workshop, Minnie Maddern Fiske, New York Turn Verein, Orlenev Lyceum, Pavel Orlenoff, residential, row house, rowhouse, Stanislavsky Method, theater, Turn Hall, Turn Halle, Yiddish

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