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Your LGBT Guide to New York City www.GayCityNews.nyc


Welcome to the Gayborhoods! Gayborhoods: LGBT City Guide 2015 CEO Les Goodstein PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER Jennifer Goodstein EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Paul Schindler ART DIRECTOR Michael Shirey EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING Amanda Tarley ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Jack Agliata Allison Greaker Jennifer Holland Andrew Mark Jim Steele Julio Tumbaco Kathy Wenk

How many of us are there and where do we live? That turns out to be a lot harder to estimate than a guy like me — who’s been at the LGBT news business for a good long while — would like to admit. Back in 2006, the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School — the premiere research shop on sexual orientation and gender identity issues — estimated that 4.5 percent of New York City residents identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Gallup recently pegged the percentage of LGB folks in New York State at 3.8 percent and the comparable number for the metro area, including suburbs in New Jersey and Connecticut, at 4 percent. So, 4.5 percent might be a conservative guess for the city itself. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard-trained economist., meanwhile, using data from far-flung sources, including Facebook, online dating, and erotic websites, estimated that at least 5 percent of US men are primarily gay — though he challenged the common (and common sense) assumption that more socially liberal places like New York grab a disproportionate share of that total. Let’s assume that Williams, back in 2006, established the floor on what the city’s gay population truly is — that means there are at least 380,000 of us here in Gotham.

Cover photo by Donna Aceto. Additional photos by Michael Shirey.

NYC COMMUNITY MEDIA

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But where are we? Unlike women or blacks or immigrants, the Census doesn’t count us — at least directly. It does, however, measure households headed by same-sex couples, which is a decent proxy for where we’re most likely to live. From that data, we’ve selected seven areas of the city — from across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens — where LGB folks, more than anywhere else, come together in gayborhoods of sorts. At the same time, we know we’re everywhere — especially in this city. The 25 pages of listings presented here will arm you in living safely, in good health and humor, and with strong ties to whatever community you’ve chosen to make your own gayborhood. Paul Schindler Editor-in-chief, Gay City News

© 2015 NYC Community Media, LLC

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COMMUNITY CENTERS AUDRE LORDE PROJECT LGBT/TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE OF COLOR CENTER

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER

147 W. 24th St., third fl., Manhattan 212-463-0342

208 W. 13th St. 212-620-7310 | gaycenter.org

85 South Oxford St. at Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn 718-596-0342 | alp.org

BRONX LGBTQ CENTER 347-542-8291 blog.bronxlgbtqcenter.org

BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER

QUEENS PRIDE HOUSE 76-11 37th Ave., suite 206 718-429-5309 | queenspridehouse.org

STATEN ISLAND LGBT CENTER 25 Victory Blvd. at Bay St., third fl. 718-808-1360 | silgbtcenter.org

4 Metrotech Center, ground fl. 347-889-7719 | LGBTBrooklyn.org

SOCIAL, CULTURAL & PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ARMENIAN GAY & LESBIAN ASSOCIATION

BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE (BAX)

info@aglany.org | aglany.org

421 Fifth Ave. at Eighth St. 718-832-0018 | www.bax.org

ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP 112 W. 27th St., suite 600 212-494-0061 | aaww.org

BUTCH/FEMME SOCIETY butchfemmesociety.freeservers.com

CENTER FOR LESBIAN & GAY STUDIES (CLAGS) BAAD!, BRONX ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DANCE 2474 Westchester Ave. 718-918-2110 bronxacademyofartsanddance.org

BI WRITERS ASSOCIATION biwriters.org 4

CUNY Grad Center, 365 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., rm. 7115 212-817-1955 | clags.org

CINEMAROSA QUEENS Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park cinemarosa.org

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Community Centers; Social, Cultural & Professional Organizations


EMPIRE CITY MEN’S CHORUS empirecitymenschorus.org

ESTATE PROJECT FOR ARTISTS WITH AIDS Alliance for the Arts 330 W. 42nd St., suite 1701 212-947-6340 | artistswithaids.org

FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY EXCHANGE fsix.org

FIREFLAG/ EMS 917-885-0127 | fireflag.org

FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL 131 W. 35th St., eighth fl. freshfruitfestival.com

GAY OFFICERS ACTION LEAGUE (GOAL) 212-691-4625 | goalny.org

HERITAGE OF PRIDE, INC. 154 Christopher St. at Greenwich St., suite 1D 212-807-7433 | nycpride.org

IMPERIAL COURT OF NEW YORK

SINCE 1993, we have made it our mission to provide safe and attractive public space throughout the Central Village, and to promote its history and diverse retail base. Come take a free walking tour and stop by to visit one of over 400 unique shops and restaurants along 8th Street, Sixth Avenue, University Place, Astor Place and St. Marks Place. Keep up to date on neighborhood news and local events by visiting us online at villagealliance.org

icny.org

LAVENDER & GREEN ALLIANCE (MUINTIR AERACH NA HEIREANN) c/o Brendan Fay, 718-721-2780 lavenderandgreenalliance.org

GreenwichVillageNY @GrnVillageNYC #GreenwichVillageNYC Village Alliance, 8 East 8th Street (212) 777-2173

Social, Cultural & Professional Organizations | WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015

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MANHATTAN GAYBORHOODS Greenwich Village; Chelsea & Hell’s Kitchen; Morningside Heights; Inwood & Washington Heights

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here’s the old joke about the homophobe screaming at Gay Pride Paraders, “They ought to put all you people on an island somewhere,” and the retort coming back in less than a snap, “They have — they call it Manhattan.” For much of the 20th century, gay New York, in most people’s minds, meant Greenwich Village. That’s not been the case for a couple of decades now, but — based on a breakdown of the 2010 Census carried out by WNYC, the city’s public radio station — that part of town retains some of the city’s highest percentages of same-sex couples. The new king, however, is Hell’s Kitchen, along with neighboring Chelsea. The borough’s other two standouts — and, perhaps, upstarts — in attracting gay residents are the Upper West Side running from Manhattan Valley north to Morningside Heights and the uptown area encompassing Washington Heights and Inwood.

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WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Manhattan Gayborhoods


GREENWICH VILLAGE Our oldest gayborhood

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t would be hard to exaggerate the importance of Greenwich Village in the development of modern gay and lesbian identity. As George Chauncey’s wonderfully readable “Gay New York” makes clear, more than half a century before the Stonewall Rebellion hit Christopher Street in 1969, a thriving and visible queer world was growing up alongside the Italian immigrant community and bohemian intellectual haunts of Greenwich Village. Julius’ Bar, established on West 10th Street in the years after the Civil War, began drawing a loyal gay clientele by the 1950s, and it was there — three years before Stonewall — that activists from the Mattachine Society took the decisive step in undoing longstanding State Liquor Authority policy barring the serving of alcohol to homosexuals. A year later,

Craig Rodwell opened up the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, the world’s first focused on gay and lesbian themes. The West 13th Street location of the LGBT Community Center, which gave birth to ACT UP, among many important institutions, is just the most obvious example of why the neighborhood remains an anchor to the city’s gay life. To be sure, most new nightlife ventures in recent decades have been launched elsewhere — Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, as well as outside Manhattan — but with Census data showing that same-sex couples make up between 10 and 15 percent of all households headed by couples on many, many blocks from First Avenue all the way to the Hudson River, it’s clear Greenwich Village remains one of the city’s most vital gayborhoods.

Greenwich Village | WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015

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LAVENDER LIGHT: THE BLACK & PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS LESBIAN & GAY GOSPEL CHORUS

NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN’S CHORUS/ YOUTH PRIDE CHORUS

70A Greenwich Ave. at 11th St., suite 315 212-714-7072 | lavenderlight.com

Big Apple Performing Arts 561 Seventh Ave. at 40th St., suite 803 212-344-1777 | bapany.org

LESBIAN & GAY BIG APPLE CORPS BAND

OUTMEDIA

332 Bleecker St. at Christopher St., suite K48 212-591-2886 | lgbac.org

LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES 484 14th St, btwn. Prospect Park W. & Eighth Ave., Brooklyn 718-768-3953 lesbianherstoryarchives.org

718-789-1776 | outmedia.org

OUTMUSIC/ LGBT ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTISTS 295 Madison Ave. at 41st St., 12th fl. thelara.org

OUT PROFESSIONALS OutProfessionals.org

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART

PUBLISHING TRIANGLE: ASSOCIATION OF LESBIANS & GAY MEN IN PUBLISHING

26 Wooster St., btwn. Grand & Canal Sts. 212-431-2609 | leslielohman.org

332 Bleecker St. at Christopher St., suite D36 publishingtriangle.org

MEN OF ALL COLORS TOGETHER NEW YORK

QUEER URBAN ORCHESTRA

212-330-7678 | mactny.org

NATIONAL LESBIAN & GAY JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION NY@nlgja.org | nlgja.org

NEW YORK AREA BISEXUAL NETWORK 212-459-4784 | nyabn.org

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646-233-4113 queerurbanorchestra.org

STONEWALL CHORALE info@stonewallchorale.org stonewallchorale.org

WOMEN ABOUT 212-642-5257 womenabout.org

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Social, Cultural & Professional Organizations


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CHELSEA & HELL’S KITCHEN When one gayborhood becomes two, or vise versa

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or many LGBT folks, there was a moment in the early 1990s when it hit them that Chelsea had seemingly become the center of gay life overnight. But it wasn’t overnight. As early as the 1970s, gay men, priced out of an already gentrifying West Village, began looking north of 14th Street, to a neighborhood that was less storied, less prosperous, and on some fair number of occasions less safe. It was out of an informal network of gay male street patrols, responding to brutal homophobic attacks in the late ‘70s, that the Anti-Violence Project was born. By the 1990s, Chelsea’s Eighth Avenue had arrived, home to a bevy of gay restaurants, familiar neighborhood watering holes like the Barracuda and Rawhide, the Joyce Theater, and 10

perhaps the most trafficked venue of all, the Big Cup coffeehouse. Chelsea welcomed new lounges, the city’s most vibrant gallery scene (which in turn was a key lure for the Whitney’s recent move downtown), and perhaps urban history’s most unlikely repurposing — the High Line park. For some gay folks, this success meant it was time to move again. But, in many cases, not too far. Today, Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea form a vast swath of LGBTfriendly turf, where on some blocks as many as one out of every five couples is gay or lesbian. Some argue high prices sank the Chelsea gayborhood — and it’s true it doesn’t seem as uniquely queer as it did even a decade ago. But the numbers suggest not that it’s over, but instead that it’s expanded.

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Chelsea & Hell’s Kitchen


SPORTS & RECREATION BIG APPLE RECREATIONAL SPORTS

GOTHAM KNIGHTS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

info@bigappledodgeball.com bigapplerecsports.com

info@gothamrfc.org gothamrfc.org

BIG APPLE SOFTBALL LEAGUE, INC.

GOTHAM VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

212-696-7482 bigapplesoftball.com

gothamvolleyball.org

BROOKLYN BLADES WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

robnyc5798@aol.com

GRAND SLAM BRIDGE GROUP

info@brooklynblades.org brooklynblades.org

KNICKERBOCKER SAILING ASSOCIATION

CHEER NEW YORK

board@KSAsailing.org KSAsailing.org

888-671-7312 | cheerny.org

CITY CRUISERS GAY MALE MOTORCYCLE CLUB clubinfo@citycruisers.com citycruisers.com

METRO GAY WRESTLING ALLIANCE mgwa@metrowrestling.org metrowrestling.org

METROPOLITAN TENNIS GROUP

CRUX NY’S LGBT CLIMBING CLUB

metrotennisgroup.com

climbcrux.org

NEW YORK CITY GAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE

DANCE TOGETHER NYC 500 Eighth Ave., btwn. 35th & 36th St. 917-459-3990 dancetogethernyc.com

play@nycgaybasketball.org nycgaybasketball.org

FAST & FABULOUS CYCLING CLUB

play@nycgayhockey.org nycgayhockey.org

NEW YORK CITY GAY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

fastnfab@gmail.com www.fastnfab.org

NEW YORK GAY POOL LEAGUE

FRONT RUNNERS NEW YORK

nygpl.org

frny.org

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NEW YORK RAMBLERS SOCCER CLUB

SIRENS NYC WOMEN’S MOTORCYCLE CLUB

membership@newyorkramblers.org newyorkramblers.org

sirensnyc@hotmail.com sirensnyc.com

OUT OF BOUNDS NYC/ TEAM NEW YORK

SKI BUMS

jeffkagan@oobnyc.org oobnyc.org

contactus@ski-bums.org ski-bums.org

TEAM NEW YORK AQUATICS OUT CYCLING

mail@tnya.org | tnya.org

outcycling.org

PROSPECT PARK WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE

TIMES SQUARE DANCE CLUB 212-749-4291 | timessquares.org

ppwsl.org

Helping your dream of building a family through adoption become a reality (914) 939-1180 62 Bowman Avenue ♥ Rye Brook, New York 10573 Adopt@ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org www.ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org

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WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Sports & Recreation


POLITICAL & ACTIVIST GROUPS ACT UP, AIDS COALITION TO UNLEASH POWER

EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA

332 Bleecker St. at Grove St., suite G5 212-966-4873 | actupny.org

80 Maiden Lane at Gold St., suite 905 212-627-0305 | prideagenda.org

AMERICAN VETERANS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

FREEDOM TO MARRY

718-849-5665 | averny.tripod.com

155 W. 19th St., second fl. 212-851-8418 | freedomtomarry.org

ASTRAEA LESBIAN FOUNDATION FOR JUSTICE

FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ ISSUES

116 E. 16th St., seventh fl. 212-529-8021 | astraeafoundation.org

BROADWAY CARES/ EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS 165 W. 46th St., suite 1300 212-840-0770 | broadwaycares.org

104 W. 29th St., fourth fl. 212-475-2930 | lgbtfunders.org

GLAAD 104 W. 29th St., fourth fl. 212-629-3322 | glaad.org

MICHAEL S. GOLDSTEIN, ESQ., LCSW Adoption and Family Law

62 Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook, New York 10573 Tel: (914) 939-1111 • Fax: (914) 939-2369 Spanish Speaking Staff Available Email: info@AdoptGold.com • www.AdoptGold.Com Same Sex Parent/Couples/Singles Adoptions • Second Parent Adoptions Domestic/International Adoptions • Re-Adoptions • Donor Contracts Foster Care/Kinship Adoptions • Intended Partner/Genetic Carrier Contracts Hague Approved to Provide International Adoption Services Founder and Current Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Founding Member of the New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation

Political & Activist Groups | WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015

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MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS Grab a bookbag and a beer

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eading north from 96th Street toward Columbia University, Manhattan Valley becomes Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side meets Harlem. New York’s Ivy combines with the Manhattan School of Music to create a young, college town vibe, where the pub feel of the gay Suite Bar takes its place among many thriving nightspots. Always worth a stop is Tom’s Diner, which has enjoyed two rounds of 15-minute fame — in the ‘80s Susan Vega hit song and a few years later as the default kitchen table for Jerry Seinfeld and his friends. The neighborhood is also noteworthy as home to a double dose of what is arguably 14

the most impressive ecclesiastical architecture in the city — at both Riverside Church and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. And if Central Park on the southeast and Riverside Park to the west weren’t enough, there is also Morningside Park, an elegant sliver of green due east of Columbia. It’s now been a generation since the Upper West Side burst out with a vibrant gay scene, but the energy has clearly shifted north in the intervening years. In block after block, gay and lesbian couples make up nearly 10 percent of all couples who have settled into this tucked-away urban gem.

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Morningside Heights


GAY & LESBIAN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS (GLID)

PFLAG NYC 130 E. 25th St., suite M1 212-463-0629 | pglagnyc.org

glidmanhattan@gmail.com glidny.org

IRISH QUEERS

STONEWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 446 W 33rd St. 212-367-1155 stonewallfoundation.org

212-289-1101 irishqueers.blogspot.com

JIM OWLES LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB 212-741-3677 | jimowles.org

STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY

LAMBDA INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS OF BROOKLYN

stonewalldemocraticclubnyc @gmail.com sdnyc.org

LIDBrooklyn@gmail.com LIDBrooklyn.org

STATEN ISLAND STONEWALL One Lakeside Pl. near Clove Rd. 718-816-5508 | sistonewall.org

LESBIAN AND GAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF QUEENS

TREATMENT ACTION GROUP

lgdcq.net

LIFEBEAT: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FIGHTS AIDS 302A W. 12th St., suite 186 212-459-2590 | lifebeat.org

LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS/ NEW YORK CITY nyc@logcabin.org logcabin.org

261 Fifth Ave. at 29th St., suite 2110 212-253-7922 treatmentactiongroup.org

VOICES OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS & LEADERS (VOCAL-NY) 80A Fourth Ave., btwn. Bergen St. & St. Mark’s Place, Brooklyn 718-802-9540 | vocal-ny.org

MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA 347-913-6369 | marriageequality.org

NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE 80 Maiden Lane at Gold St., suite 1504 212-604-9830 | thetaskforce.org

Fine Rugs and Tapestries CLEANING, RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION RUG EVALUATION, WEAVING CLASSES 9-20 35TH Avenue #3D, Long Island City, NY 11106 212 717-5400

Political & Activist Groups | WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015

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RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATIONS ARCOS IRIS LATINO/ A CRISTIANOS c/o Metropolitan Community Church of New York 446 W. 36 St. RevEdgard@mccny.org mccny.org/about/ministries

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE GROUP 347-201-0262 | nycsgroup.com

CHURCH OF ST LUKE IN THE FIELDS 487 Hudson St. at Christopher St. 212-924-0562 | stlukeinthefields.org

CONGREGATION B’NAI JESHURUN

CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

257 W. 88th St. 212-787-7600 | bj.org

16th St., btwn. Fifth & Sixth Aves. 212-627-2100 | sfxavier.org

BELIEVE OUT LOUD

CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHAT TORAH

145 W 28th St., 11th fl. 646-723-7826 believeoutloud.com

57 Bethune St. at Washington St. 212-929-9498 | cbst.org

BROADWAY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

DIGNITY/ NEW YORK, GLBT AND STRAIGHT CATHOLICS

2504 Broadway at 93rd St. 212-316-5700 | broadwayucc.org

646-418-7039 | dignityny.org

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS SYNAGOGUE 131 Remsen St., btwn. Henry & Clinton Sts. 718-522-2070 | bhsbrooklyn.org

BROOKLYN SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE 53 Prospect Park W. at Second St. 718-768-2972 | bsec.org

CATHOLIC LESBIANS c/o Church of St. Francis Xavier, 16th St., btwn. Fifth & Sixth Aves. 917-297-6804 | sfxavier.org

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BROOKLYN 124 Henry St. at Clark St. 718-624-3770 firstchurchbrooklyn.org

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH IN BROOKLYN 48 Monroe Pl. at Pierrepont St. 718-624-5466 | fuub.org

CHRIST CHURCH COBBLE HILL 326 Clinton St. at Kane St. 718-624-0083 | cchf.tripod.com

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Religious & Spiritual Organizations


Weddings

at the historic RiversideVisit Church our Annual Wedding Open House For More Details, Call 212-870-6762

Weddings & Receptions

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INWOOD & WASHINGTON HEIGHTS You must take Duke Ellington’s A train

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ude, this place is big.” That’s a comment may residents of Washington Heights and Inwood hear from friends’ upon their first visit. One of the big draws of these neighborhoods is the grand scale on which the older apartment houses were built. Junior fours and classic fives and sixes — out of reach since the late 1970s a hundred or so blocks south — can be found here. For those worried about living “so… far… uptown,” the A train, which goes express for 66 blocks from 125th Street to Columbus Circle, is your lifeline — as long as you’re not traveling late at night, when it goes local. But the neighborhoods themselves have plenty to recommend them, beginning, in buildings west of Broadway, 18

with spectacular views of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge — just wait for one of those evenings when they illuminate every bulb! And the answer to that stumper, “Where are the Cloisters,” is Inwood. On Saturdays mornings year-round, check out the Inwood Greenmarket on Isham Street — the best to be found uptown. Nearby are two earnest restaurant ventures with good food and a relaxed atmosphere: the Indian Road Café on 218th Street (the furthest north block in the borough) and La Marina, a seasonal treat on the river at Dyckman Street. And at night, head over to the Castro bar toward the other end of Dyckman, a spot whose scene is fueled by the neighborhood’s status as the center of Dominican life in New York.

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Inwood & Washington Heights


JAN HUS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

RIVERSIDE CHURCH MARANATHA LGBT MINISTRY

351 E. 74th St. 212-288-6743 | janhus.org

490 Riverside Dr. at 122 St. 212-870-6700 theriversidechurchny.org/ socialjustice/?maranatha

JCC IN MANHATTAN — LGBTQ PROGRAMS 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. 646-505-4444 jccmanhattan.org/lgbtq

KOLOT CHAYEINU/ VOICES OF OUR LIVES

ST. ANN’S CHURCH OF MORRISANIA GAY AND LESBIAN MINISTRY 295 St. Anne’s Ave. at 140th St., Bronx 718-585-5632 | stannsb.dioceseny.org

c/o Church of Gethsemane 1012 Eighth Ave. at 10th St., Bklyn. 718-395-9950 | kolotchayeinu.org

ST. JOHN-ST. MATTHEW — EMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

MARBLE COLLEGIATE CHURCH

283 Prospect Ave., btwn. Fifth & Sixth Aves., Brooklyn 718-768-0528 | stjme.org

1 W. 29th St. 212-686-2770 | marblechurch.org

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF NEW YORK 446 W. 36 St. 212-629-7440 | mccny.org

MIDDLE COLLEGIATE CHURCH

STEPHEN WISE FREE SYNAGOGUE 30 W. 68th St. 212-877-4050 | swfs.org

UNITY FELLOWSHIP OF CHRIST CHURCH NYC

112 Second Ave. at Seventh St. 212-477-0666 | middlechurch.org

2578 Atlantic Ave. at Georgia Ave., Brooklyn 718-385-2406 unityfellowshipchurch.org

PARK AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

UNITARIAN CHURCH OF STATEN ISLAND

1010 Park Ave. at 85th St. 212-288-3246 | parkavenuechristian.com

312 Fillmore Street at Clinton St. 718-447-2204 unitarianchurchofstatenisland.org

PARK SLOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 410 Sixth Ave. at Eighth St. 718-768-3093 | parkslopeumc.org

VICTORIA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH — UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

RIVERS AT REHOBOTH CHURCH

144-64 87th Avenue, Jamaica 718-297-9733 | VictoriaUCC.org

263 W. 86th St. 347-765-1630 | rivers-at-rehoboth.org Religious & Spiritual Organizations | WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015

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HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES AIDS Center of Queens County 161-21 Jamaica Ave., sixth fl., Jamaica 718-896-2500 | acqc.org

BAILEY HOUSE, 1751 Park Ave. at 122nd St. 212-633-2500 | baileyhouse.org

BOOM! HEALTH ACRIA (AIDS COMMUNITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE OF AMERICA)

540 E. Fordham Rd. at Lorillard Pl., Bronx 718-295-BOOM | Boomhealth.org

575 Eighth Ave. at 38th St., suite 502 212-924-3934 | acria.org

BRIDGING ACCESS TO CARE

ACSNYC (AIDS SERVICE CENTER NYC)

2261 Church Ave., btwn. Flatbush & Bedford Aves, Brooklyn 347-505-5100 | bac-ny.org

64 W. 35th St., third fl. 212-645-0875 | ascnyc.org

AL-ANON FAMILY INTERGROUP OF GREATER NEW YORK 4 W. 43rd St., suite 308 212-941-0094 | nycalanon.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS NEW YORK INTERGROUP 307 Seventh Ave., btwn. 27th & 28th Sts., rm. 201 212-647-1680 | nyintergroup.org

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION 120 Wall St. at FDR Dr., 29th fl. 212-363-3500 | afsp.org

AMFAR, THE FOUNDATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH

CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER 356 W. 18th St. 212-271-7200 | callen-lorde.org

COMMUNITY HEALTH ACTION OF STATEN ISLAND 56 Bay St., btwn. Hyatt St. & Victory Blvd., fourth fl. 718-808-1300 | chasiny.org

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NETWORK Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx 60 Madison Ave. at 27th St., fifth fl. 212-545-2400 | chnnyc.org

FRIENDS IN DEED

120 Wall St. at FDR Dr., 13th fl. 212-806-1600 | amfar.org

594 Broadway, btwn. Prince & Houston Sts., suite 706 212-925-2009 | friendsindeed.org

APICHA (ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER COALITION ON HIV/AIDS)

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER NATIONAL HOTLINE

400 Broadway at Walker St. 212-334-6029 | apicha.org

888-843-4564 | glnh.org

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BROOKLYN GAYBORHOODS Brownstone Brooklyn; Williamsburg & Greenpoint

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rownstone Brooklyn sounds like the sort of term dreamed up by a realtor or developer hoping to sell a dream. Which, of course, as a prospective resident would make you nervous. But the phrase does mean something. Brooklyn is home to the largest stock of intact Victorian brownstones anywhere in the world outside of London — and its allure is undeniable. Williamsburg and Greenpoint were not

built on the same grand scale as their brownstone neighbors. Largely immigrant entry communities, they have long been home to diverse communities — from Hasidic Jews to Polish-American Catholics. Today, they are reminders that while neighborhoods are made up of buildings — sometimes beautiful buildings — communities are built by people. Once again, New York is showing how it can accommodate a new generation of youth and vigor.

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BROWNSTONE BROOKLYN New York’s first lesbian gayborhood

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ong before Park Slope shed the down-in-the-heels blemishes it had acquired by the late 1960s, the neighborhood had earned a national reputation as a lesbian hometown. It’s not just for its 550 acres that Prospect Park is New York’s ground zero for women’s softball. Over the past 25 years, renovation has scrubbed up the face of the borough’s vast brownstone belt — from Brooklyn Heights down the East River to Carroll Gardens, up the Slope to the park, and across Flatbush Avenue into Prospect Heights and Fort Greene. The fact that the largest remaining stock of unrenovated brownstones are now to be found in Bedford-Stuyvesant is why that neighborhood — long impoverished and beset by crime, but also a key center of AfricanAmerican life in the borough — now frets

about what its future holds. But gentrification has not uniformly meant less diversity in Brooklyn. Prospect Heights and Fort Greene have maintained, even enhanced their standing as centers of African-American LGBT life in New York, in tandem with the BAM cultural district and the Barclay Center emerging in their midst. Gay and lesbian bars have come and gone in the area over the years, particularly in Park Slope, but as a nightlife scene the area has not kept pace with the success destination-dining has had on Fifth Avenue, on Smith Street, or in the vicinity of BAM. Still, neighborhood establishments have been taken to heart by locals — as Fifth Avenue’s Ginger’s Bar and Excelsior, the latter of which survived a widely mourned near-death experience, have proved year in and year out.

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GAY MEN’S HEALTH CRISIS (GMHC) 446 W. 33rd St. 212-367-1000 | gmhc.org

GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER

New Yorkʼs only Country Western Gay Saloon

166 Sixth Ave. at Spring St. 212-294-8100 | glwd.org

HAITIAN CENTERS COUNCIL 123 Linden Blvd., btwn. Bedford & Rogers Ave., third fl., Brooklyn 718-940-2200 | hccinc.org

HARLEM UNITED COMMUNITY AIDS CENTER 306 Lenox Ave. at 125th St. 212-803-2850 | harlemunited.org

HISPANIC AIDS FORUM 1767 Park Ave. at 122nd St., fifth fl. 212-868-6230

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975 Kelly St. at Westchester Ave. suite 402, Bronx 718-328-4188 | hafnyc.org

HIV/AIDS LEGAL SERVICE PROJECT Legal Action Center 225 Varick St. at Houston St., fourth fl. 212-243-1313 | lac.org

HOUSING WORKS 57 Willoughby St. at Lawrence St., second fl., Brooklyn 347-473-7400 | housingworks.org

IDENTITY HOUSE 212-243-8181 | identyhouse.org

INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN IDENTITY (IHI) 322 Eighth Ave. at 26th St., suite 802 212-243-2830 | ihitherapycenter.org

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WILLIAMSBURG & GREENPOINT An L of a community

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t’s hard to avoid the thought that the straight newcomers and the gay ones in Williamsburg have a lot in common. They’re all mostly young, after all. Williamsburg and, now, Greenpoint — and increasingly, as well, Bushwick — are proof of New York’s undying appeal to every new generation. Faced with untenable rents in Manhattan as well as Brownstone Brooklyn, young people have flooded these neighborhoods in growing numbers since the century began, making their eating, drinking, and dancing scenes a magnet citywide. When “Sex in the City” was winding down, Miranda could still complain about settling for a Brooklyn Heights townhouse. Hannah presumably never considered anything other than 26

Williamsburg in “Girls.” Still, it’s easy to get carried away with the straw fedora-hipster narrative about Williamsburg, and many residents there roll their eyes as soon as they sense that’s coming their way. And perhaps their motivations were more prosaic — decent rents, good transportation, and a community where they could find others like themselves. Still, it couldn’t hurt that once they got home in the evening, there are places nearby to go — whether to a roster of gay clubs that runs from Metropolitan to This n’ That and now to Lovegun to that occasional emailed location for a one-off party in a large venue that Manhattan never seems to have room for anymore.

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Williamsburg & Greenpoint


LATINO COMMISSION ON AIDS 24 W 25th St., ninth fl. 212-675-3288 | latinoaids.org

LESBIAN CANCER INITIATIVE c/o The Center, 208 W. 13th St. 646-556-9300 | gaycenter.org/lci

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER ADOLESCENT AIDS PROGRAM Bainbridge Ave. & Gun Hill Rd., Bronx 718-882-0232 | adolescentaids.org

NEW YORK BUYERS CLUB (NYBC) c/o DC 1707, 420 W. 45th St. 800-650-4983 newyorkbuyersclub.org

PROJECT ACHIEVE 853 Broadway at 14th St., suite 1111 212-388-0008 projectacheive.org

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR GENDER AND SEXUALITY 1841 Broadway at 60th St., fourth fl. 212-333-3444 | icpnyc.org/pcgs

Dr. Barbara Distler Licensed Clinical Psychologist Individual Psychotherapy Couples Counseling Career Counseling

RAINBOW HEIGHTS CLUB 25 Flatbush Ave., btwn. Fulton St. & Lafayette Ave., third fl. Brooklyn 718-852-2584 rainbowheights.org

SATTI GROUP SEXUAL ADDICTION TREATMENT 1 Patchin Pl. at W. 10th St. 212-366-1490 thesattigroup.com

Over 20 years of experience working with the LGBTQIA community.

Midtown and UWS locations. Weekday, evening, and weekend hours.

VILLAGE CARE OF NEW YORK 120 Broadway at Pine St., suite 2840 212-337-5600 | villagecare.org

EMAIL: DrBarbaraDistler@gmail.com VOICEMAIL: (646) 200-5104

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ANTI-VIOLENCE SUPPORT CENTER FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION 327 Seventh St. at Ninth St., second fl., Brooklyn 718-788-1775 | caeny.org

CRIME VICTIMS HOTLINE 800-621-4673/ 212-577-777

GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES — SAFE HOMES PROJECT 718-499-2151 goodshepherds.org/ programs/community/shp.html

NEW YORK CITY ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP) 240 W. 35th St. 212-714-1141 | avp.org

SAFE HORIZON CRISIS HOTLINES Domestic Violence: 800-621-HOPE (4673) Crime Victims: 866-689-HELP (4357) Sexual Assault Hotline: 212-227-3000 www.safehorizon.org

PEOPLE OF COLOR ORGANIZATIONS ASSAL EAST COAST — ARAB & IRANIAN LGBT WOMEN’S GROUP labwas@yahoo.com assaleastcoast.com

CIRCLE OF VOICES, INC. 891 Myrtle Ave. at Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn 718-975-0141 | circleofvoicesinc.org

GAY MEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT (GMAD) 540 Atlantic Ave. at Third Ave., lower level, Brooklyn 718-222-6300 | gmad.org

IRANIAN FOR QUEER REFUGEES RAILROAD 416-985-7456 | irqr.net

LAS BUENAS AMIGAS DARI PROJECT dariproject@gmail.com dariproject.org

GAY ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER MEN IN NEW YORK (GAPIMNY) gapimny@gapimny.org gapimny.org

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LATINOS/AS UNIDOS DE NEW YORK (LUNY) 33-04 Junction Blvd., suite 5-T, Queens 917-670-1986 latinosunidosnyc.org

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Anti-Violence Support; People of Color Organizations


NYC BLACK PRIDE nycblackpride.com

EAST COAST TWO-SPIRIT SOCIETY 917-681-5512 ec2ss.net

PUERTO RICAN INITIATIVE TO DEVELOP EMPOWERMENT (PRIDE) 24 W. 25th St. 212-675-3288, ext. 469 prideny.org

SISTAHS IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, ALLIANCE & HARMONY (SISTAH) 212-479-7886 sistah97@yahoo.com

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Gene Frankel Theatre Upgraded for your next production

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WE HAVE FIRMLY BELIEVED THAT EVERYONE HAS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO PURSUE SEXUAL FULFILLMENT. WE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY'S SEXUAL GROWTH AND EXPLORATION BY PROVIDING A FUN, EDUCATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE. FREE WEEKLY WORKSHOPS TAUGHT AT 1150 2ND AVE. VISIT PLEASURECHEST.COM FOR THE SCHEDULE AND MORE DETAILS. GET 15% OFF WITH CODE: GAYBORHOOD. EXP: 8/31/15 NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

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QUEENS GAYBORHOODS LONG ISLAND CITY & JACKSON HEIGHTS

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ompared to gayborhoods like Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, or Park Slope, Queens communities with significant LGBT populations are more dispersed — in pockets, really, spread over a fairly large area from Long Island City to Astoria and Jackson Heights. It’s worth noting, though, that these neighborhoods elect two of the city’s six

out gay members of the City Council — Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer — and are home to both the annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival and to the city’s inclusive St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Queens is the most ethnically and demographically heterogeneous county in the nation, and these gayborhoods are vital ingredients in that much bigger mosaic.

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LONG ISLAND CITY — JACKSON HEIGHTS Diverse where diversity truly means something

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he communities that make up the Queens gayborhood are certainly eclectic. The high rises sprouting up in Long Island City draw an ever-more affluent population there, while Astoria, rich in Greek traditions, remains solidly middle class and Jackson Heights boasts a working class mix of many ethnicities, including Latino and South Asian. What ties these neighborhoods together is the role they’ve played in creating firsts. The LGBT community in Queens came of age in tragedy — the 1990 murder of Julio Rivera in a back alley in Jackson Heights. Anger over police indifference to the young man’s bludgeoning sparked the first organized political action in the borough. Three years later, Jackson Heights hosted the debut of the borough’s annual LGBT Pride celebration — something it’s done every year since.

And in all those years, Jackson Heights has remained the center of LGBT Latino life in the five boroughs. One the borough’s earliest leaders was Daniel Dromm, now a city councilmember representing Jackson Heights. During the 1990s, Dromm became the most visible out gay teacher in the public school system, at a time when conservatives citywide were pushing back hard against any acknowledgment of sexual orientation or family diversity in the curriculum. And when, in 2000 — after years of fighting for the right of gay people to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue — IrishAmerican Brendan Fay decided to try a different approach, he launched the St. Pat’s For All Parade in Sunnyside and Woodside, smack in the heart of the Queens gayborhood.

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YOUTH RESOURCES ALI FORNEY CENTER 224 W. 35th St., 15th fl. 212-222-3427 aliforneycenter.org

DESTINATION TOMORROW 547 E. 146th St., Bronx 646-723-3325 destinationtomorrow.org

FIERCE! FABULOUS INDEPENDENT EDUCATED RADICALS FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT 147 W. 24th St. 646-336-6789 | fiercenyc.org

DOOR — A CENTER OF ALTERNATIVES 121 Sixth Ave. at Broome St. 212-941-9090 | door.org

GAY, LESBIAN & STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK (GLSEN) newyorkcity@chapter.glsen.org glsen.org/chapters/nyc

GENERATION Q OF THE QUEENS COMMUNITY HOUSE 718-440-9119 qchnyc.wordpress.com/ programs-services/youth-services

GREEN CHIMNEYS LGBTQ YOUTH PROGRAMS Transitional living: 347-514-0752 Career readiness: 646-823-2178 greenchimneys.org/nyc

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HEALTH OUTREACH TO TEENS (HOTT) c/o Callen-Lorde Community Health Center 356 W. 18th St. 212-271-7200 callen-lorde.org/our-services/hott

HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE/ HARVEY MILK SCHOOL 2 Astor Place at Cooper Sq. 212-674-2400 | hmi.org

JQ YOUTH IN THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY 551-579-4673 support@jqyouth.org www.jqyouth.org

LIVE OUT LOUD 1500 Broadway at 43rd St., 19th fl. 646-519-3290 | liveoutloud.info

MCC NEW YORK SYLVIA’S PLACE 446 W. 36th St. 212-629-7440 mccnycharities.org/hys.html

NEW ALTERNATIVES FOR LGBT HOMELESS YOUTH 83 Christopher St., btwn. Bleecker St. & Seventh Ave. S. 718-300-0133 newalternativesnyc.org

PETER CICCHINO YOUTH PROJECT — URBAN JUSTICE CENTER 40 Rector St. at West St., ninth fl. 877-542-8529 | pcyp.urbanjustice.org

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Youth Resources


POINT FOUNDATION 1357 Broadway at 36th St., suite 401 866-337-6468 thepointfoundation.org

HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE

SAFE SPACE 89-74 162nd St., Jamaica 718-526-2400 safespacenyc.org

THE TREVOR PROJECT 866-488-7386 thetrevorproject.org

TRINITY PLACE SHELTER 164 W. 100th St. 646-580-7045 trinityplaceshelter.org

A satellite of the William F. Ryan Community Health Center

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES:

• Adult Medicine • Pediatrics • Women’s Health • Dental Services • HIV Care • Geriatrics

• Mental Health • Eye Care • Specialty Services • Cancer Screening Services • WIC Program

WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS! If You Are Uninsured We Offer: • Assistance enrolling in health insurance or • Affordable sliding fee scale and low cost pharmacy plan

279 East 3rd St. NY, NY 10009 (212) 477-8500 ryancenter.org

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SENIOR SERVICES SAGE: SERVICES AND ADVOCACY FOR GLBT ELDERS 305 Seventh Ave. at 28th St., 15th fl. 646-576-8669 | sageusa.org

SAGE HARLEM c/o Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center 127 W. 127th St. 646-660-8954 sageusa.org/nyc/harlem.cfm

SAGE-GRIOT INNOVATIVE SENIOR CENTER BROOKLYN 25 Flatbush Ave. at Fulton St., fifth fl. 718-246-2775 sageusa.org/nyc/thesagecenterlocations.cfm

SAGE CENTER BRONX c/o Union Community Health Center 260 E. 188th St. | 718-960-3354 sageusa.org/nyc/thesagecenterlocations.cfm

SAGE-PRIDE CENTER OF STATEN ISLAND c/o Pride Center of Staten Island 25 Victory Blvd. at Bay St., third fl. 718-808-1360 | sageusa.org/nyc/ thesagecenter-locations.cfm

QUEENS CENTER FOR GAY SENIORS c/o Jackson Heights Jewish Center 37-06 77th St. 718-533-6459 | qchnyc.wordpress.com/ queenscenterforgayseniors

GENDER IDENTITY SERVICES CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER 356 W. 18th St. 212-271-7200 | callen-lorde.org

CROSSDRESSERS INTERNATIONAL nancylamar@aol.com cdinyc.org

GENDER IDENTITY PROJECT/ LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER 208 W. 13th St. 646-556-9300 genderidentityproject.org

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DESTINATION TOMORROW 547 E. 146th St. at St. Ann’s Ave., Bronx 646-723-3325 destinationtomorrow.org

EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA NY TRANS GUIDE nytransguide.org | 212-627-0305

HOUSING WORKS 57 Willoughby St. at Lawrence St., second fl., Brooklyn 347-473-7400 | housingworks.org

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Senior Services; Gender Identity Services


JIM COLLINS FOUNDATION Funding gender-affirming surgeries jimcollinsfoundation.org

SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT 147 W. 24th St. 212-337-8550 | srlp.org

TRANSGENDER LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND 20 W. 20th St., suite 705 646-862-9396 transgenderlegal.org

SanaVita is New York City’s premier Center for Holistic Cleansing.

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR HOME John Hernandez

Licensed Real Estate Agent (646) 647-5972 (212) 616-9888 ext. 397 22 East 21st Street, 5F New York, NY 10010 jhernandez@exitrealtylandmark.com

Since 2007, we have helped our diverse clientele achieve radiant, glowing, ecstatic health by providing the tools they need to maintain a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. SanaVita.org 145 E 16th St. New York, NY 10003 (212) 777-4900

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LEGAL SERVICES AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK

125 Broad St. at FDR Dr., 18th fl. 212-549-2500 | aclu.org/lgbt

601 W. 26th St., Suite 325-20 212-353-9118 | le-gal.org

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA

LGBTQ COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

5 Penn Plaza, Eighth Ave. at 34th St., 16th fl. 212-807-8400 | amnestyusa.org

info@lgbtqcollabnyc.org lgbtqcollabnyc.org

HIV LAW PROJECT c/o Housing Works 57 Willoughby St. at Lawrence St., lower level, Brooklyn 212-577-3001 | hivlawproject.org

IMMIGRATION EQUALITY 40 Exchange Pl. at William St., 17th fl. 212-714-2904 | immigrationequality.org

NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP LGBT LAW PROJECT 7 Hanover Sq. at Water St., 18th fl. 212-613-5000 nylag.org/units/lgbt-law-project

NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION, COMMITTEE ON LGBT RIGHTS 42 W. 44th St. 212-382-6600 | nycbar.org

INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (NYCLU)

80 Maiden Lane at Gold St., suite 1505 212-430-6054 | iglhrc.org

125 Broad St. at FDR Dr., 19th fl. 212-607-3300 | nyclu.org

LAMBDA LEGAL

SOUTH BROOKLYN LEGAL SERVICES HIV PROJECT

120 Wall St. at FDR Dr., 19th fl. 212-809-8585 | lambdalegal.org

Rev. Gregg Kits, DD NJ & NYC Wedding Officiant

105 Court St. fourth fl. 718-237-5500 | sbls.org

SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT 147 W. 24th St. 212-337-8550 | srlp.org

TRANSGENDER LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND Religious and Civil Ceremonies

20 W. 20th St., suite 705 646-862-9396 | transgenderlegal.org

www.GayWeddingMan.net ~ www.TheWeddingMan.net

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WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Legal Services


KEY GOVERNMENT CONTACTS FOR NEW YORK’S LGBT COMMUNITY NYC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

FIND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY BOARD

212-306-7450 | nyc.gov/cchr

nyc.gov/html/cau/html/cb/cb.shtml

NYPD CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD

CITY COUNCIL

800-341-2272/ 212-912-7235 nyc.gov/html/ccrb

Locate your councilmember: council.nyc.gov/html/members/ members.shtml

NYS HUMAN RIGHTS DIVISION

MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO

888-392-3644 | dhr.ny.gov/ dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint#file

212-NEW-YORK www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor

US EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION

PUBLIC ADVOCATE LETITIA JAMES

800-669-4000 eeoc.gov/field/newyork

pubadvocate.nyc.gov pubadvocate.nyc.gov/need-help

HIV/ AIDS SERVICES ADMIN.

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY

212-971-0626 nyc.gov/html/hra/html/services/hasa.shtml

Locate your assemblymember: assembly.state.ny.us/mem/search

NYC CONFIDENTIAL STD CLINCS

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Locations: nyc.gov/html/doh/html/living/std-clinics.shtml

Locate your senator: nysenate.gov

NY POLICE DEPARTMENT

518-474-8390 | governor.ny.gov

LGBT Liaison Unit Sgt. Michelle Martindale: 212-614-6748 nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/community_ affairs/lgbt.shtml

NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

NYPD: Find Your Local Precinct:

US CONGRESS

nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precinct_ maps/precinct_finder.shtml

Find your representative: house.gov

VOTING INFORMATION

212-486-4430 | schumer.senate.gov

nyc.pollsitelocator.com 1-866-VOTE-NYC

US SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO

800-788-9898 | ag.ny.gov

US SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER

212-688-6262 | gillibrand.senate.gov

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GOVERNMENT CONTACTS MANHATTAN GAYBORHOODS GREEWICH VILLAGE Community Boards: CB 2: 3 Washington Sq. Village, #1A 212-979-2272 nyc.gov/html/mancb2

CB3: 59 E. Fourth St., near Bowery 212-533-5300 nyc.gov/html/mancb3

Police Precincts: 1: 212-334-0611 5: 212-334-0711 6: 212-741-4811 7: 212-477-7311 9: 212-477-7811 City Councilmembers: District 1: Margaret Chin 165 Park Row at Pearl St., suite 11 212-587-3159

District 2: Rosie Mendez 237 First Ave. at 14th St., suite 504 212-677-1077

District 3: Corey Johnson 224 West 30th St., suite 1206 212-564-7757

State Assemblymembers: District 65: Sheldon Silver 250 Broadway at Park Pl., suite 2234 212-312-1420

District 66: Deborah Glick 853 Broadway at 14th St., suite 2007 212-674-5153

District 74: Brian Kavanagh 237 First Avenue at 14th St., suite 407 212-979-9696 38

State Senators: District 27: Brad Hoylman 322 Eighth Ave. at 26th St., suite 1700 212-633-8052

District 26: Daniel Squadron 250 Broadway at Park Pl., suite 2011 212-298-5565

Members of Congress: District 10: Jerrold Nadler 201 Varick St. at Houston St., suite 669 212-367-7350

District 12: Carolyn Maloney 1651 Third Ave. at 92nd St., suite 311 212-860-0606

CHELSEAHELL’S KITCHEN Community Board: CB 4: 330 W. 42nd St., Suite 2618 212-736-4536 nyc.gov/html/mancb4

Police Precincts: 10: 212-741-8211 13: 212-477-7411 City Councilmember: District 3: Corey Johnson 224 West 30th St., suite 1206 212-564-7757

State Assemblymember: District 75: Richard Gottfried 242 W. 27th St. 212-807-7900

WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOODS 2015 | Key Government Contacts: Manhattan


MODERN FAMILY CENTER

Children’s Activities

Counseling Services

The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin provides counseling, coaching and community for today’s families. We offer an affirming and supportive environment with expertise in: • Discipline and behavior challenges

• Talking to extended family

• Step and co-parenting • Sibling relationship dynamics • Anxiety and depression

• Pre and post-adoption

• Sleep and eating habits

www.modernfamilycenter.org www.facebook.com/modernfamilycenter info@modernfamilycenter.org | 646-539-2167 Manhattan | Brooklyn | Long Island | New Jersey | Connecticut

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State Senator: District 27: Brad Hoylman

INWOODWASHINGTON HEIGHTS

322 Eighth Ave. at 26th St., suite 1700 212-633-8052

Community Board: CB 12: 530 W. 166th St., sixth fl.

Member of Congress: District 10: Jerrold Nadler 201 Varick St. at Houston St., suite 669 212-367-7350

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS Community Board: CB 9: 16-18 Old Broadway at W. 126th St. 212-864-6200 | nyc.gov/html/mancb9

Police Precincts: 26: 212-678-1311 30: 212-690-8811 City Councilmember: District 7: Mark Levine 500 W. 141st St. 212-928-6814

State Assemblymember: District 69: Daniel O’Donnell 245 W. 104th St. 212-866-3970

State Senator: District 30: Bill Perkins 212-222-7315

Members of Congress: District 10: Jerrold Nadler

212-568-8500 nyc.gov/html/mancb12

Police Precincts: 33: 212-927-3272 34: 212-927-9711 City Councilmember: District 10: Ydanis Rodriguez 618 W. 177th St., ground fl. 917-521-2616

State Assemblymembers: District 71: Herman D. Farrell, Jr. 2541-55 Adam Clayton Blvd. at W. 147th ST. 212-234-1430

District 72: Guillermo Linares 210 Sherman Ave. at 207th St., suites A&C 212-544-2278

State Senator: District 31: Adriano Espaillat 5030 Broadway at 214th St., seventh fl. 212-544-0173

Member of Congress: District 13: Charles Rangel 163 W. 125th St., suite 737 212- 663-3900

201 Varick St. at Houston St., suite 669 212-367-7350

District 13: Charles Rangel 163 W. 125th St., suite 737 212- 663-3900

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GOVERNMENT CONTACTS BROOKLYN & QUEENS GAYBORHOODS BROWNSTONE BROOKLYN Community Boards: CB 2: 350 Jay St. at Myrtle Ave., eighth fl. 718-596-5410 | nyc.gov/html/bkncb2

CB 6: 250 Baltic St. at Court St. 718-643-3027 | nyc.gov/html/bkncb6 CB 8: 1291 St. Marks Ave. at Rochester Ave. 718-467-5574 | nyc.gov/html/bkncb8

Police Precincts: 76: 718-834-3211 77: 718-735-0611 78: 718-636-6411 84: 718-875-6811 88: 718-636-6511 City Councilmembers: District 33: Stephen Levin 410 Atlantic Ave. at Bond St. 718-875-5200

District 35: Laurie Cumbo 1 Hanson Pl. at Flatbush Ave., suite 201 718-260-9191

District 39: Brad Lander 456 Fifth Ave. at Ninth St. 718-499-1090

State Assemblymembers: District 44: James Brennan 416 Seventh Ave. at 13th St. 718-788-7221

District 52: Jo Anne Simon 341 Smith St. at Carroll St. 718-246-4889

District 57: Walter Mosley 55 Hanson Pl. at S. Elliott Pl. 718-596-0100

State Senators: District 20: Jesse Hamilton 1669 Bedford Ave. at Montgomery St., second fl. 718-284-4700

District 22: Kevin Parker 55 Hansen Pl. at S. Elliott Pl. suite 650 718-629-6401

District 25: Velmanette Montgomery 30 Third Ave. at State St. 718-643-6140

District 26: Daniel Squadron 209 Joralemon St. at Court St., suite 300 718-875-1517

Members of Congress: District 7: Nydia Velázquez 266 Broadway at Havenmeyer St., suite 201 718-599-3658

District 8: Hakeem Jeffries 55 Hanson Pl. at S. Elliott Pl., suite 603 718-237-2211

District 9: Yvette Clarke 123 Linden Blvd.at Bedford Ave., fourth fl. 718-287-1142

WILLIAMSBURG-GREENPOINT Community Board: CB1: 435 Graham Ave. at Frost St. 718-389-0009 | nyc.gov/html/bkncb1

Police Precincts: 90: 718-963-5311 94: 718-383-3879

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City Councilmember: District 34: Antonio Reynoso 244 Union Ave. at Scholes St. 718-963-3141

City Councilmembers: District 25: Daniel Dromm 37-32 75th St. 718-803-6373

State Assemblymember: District 50: Joseph Lentol

District 26: Jimmy Van Bramer

619 Lorimer St. at Skillman Ave. 718-383-7474

47-01 Queens Blvd., suite 205 718-383-9566

State Senators: District 18: Martin Malavé Dilan

District 22: Costa Constantinides

718 Knickerbocker Ave. at Jefferson Ave. 718-573-1726

31-09 Newtown Ave., suite 209 718-274-4500

District 26: Daniel Squadron

State Assemblymembers: District 36: Aravella Simotas

209 Joralemon St. at Court St., suite 300 718-875-1517

31-19 Newtown Ave., suite 401 718-545-3889

Members of Congress: District 7: Nydia Velázquez

District 37: Cathy Nolan

266 Broadway at Havenmeyer St., suite 201 718-599-3658

41-02 Queens Blvd, suite 2B 718-784-3194

District 12: Carolyn Maloney

District 39: Francisco Moya

619 Lorimer St. at Skillman Ave. 718-349-5972

82-11 37th Ave., suite 607 718-458-5367

LONG ISLAND CITYJACKSON HEIGHTS Community Boards: CB1: 45-02 Ditmas Blvd., LL125

State Senators: District 12: Michael Gianaris 31-19 Newtown Ave., suite 402 718-728-0960

718-626-1021 | nyc.gov/html/qnscb1

District 13: José Peralta

CB2: 43-22 50th St.

32-37 Junction Blvd. 718-205-3881

718-533-8777 | nyc.gov/html/qnscb2

CB3: 82-11 37th Ave. , suite 606 718-458-2707 | nyc.gov/html/qnscb3

Police Precincts: 108: 718- 784-5411 114: 718-626-9311 115: 718-522-2002

Members of Congress: District 12: Carolyn Maloney 31-19 Newton Ave. 718-932-1804

District 14: Joe Crowley 82-11 37th Ave., suite 402 718-779-1400

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