from the Executive Director Welcome to New York City, the most vibrant city on earth! I am certain you'll have an unforgettable experience and encourage you to put The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at the top of your list of must-see destinations. We are located at 208 West 13th Street, and we serve as a lifeline for our community, providing information, resources and support 365 days a year. The Center builds and supports our community through arts and culture, wellness and recovery, family services and lifesaving youth programs designed to foster healthy development for all LGBT people in a safe, affirming environment. Center staff members are here to provide you with information to plan your visit. Stop by the Cyber Center to surf the web and visit us online at www.gaycenter.org where you can find a diverse activity list of LGBT experiences. Since 1983 We've been welcoming over 6,000 people a week, and we look forward to welcoming you. Sincerely,
from the President From its beginnings as a Dutch trading post to its current status as the wealthiest of the North American metropolises, New York has always attracted entrepreneurial and globally-minded individuals. Today LGBT professionals and business owners are key players in providing the services, thought capital and sheer manpower that fuel the city's continued growth and development. As the founding President of NGLCCNY, Metro New York's affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, I am proud to represent the voices of hundreds of LGBT-owned businesses and fair-minded corporations committed to equality. Join us at our M3: Members' Monthly Mixer, an Industry Council Event or an educational workshop to uncover valuable business development opportunities and meet other successful professionals. NGLCCNY is your Chamber. Whether you are a visitor or resident, I encourage you to participate in our activities and search our Business Directory at www.nglccny.org for whatever product or service you are seeking during your time in our city. By patronizing the establishments in this New York City FunMap and those listed at www.nglccny.org, you are strengthening the LGBT community and furthering Equality for All…one dollar at a time. On behalf of the business members and corporate partners of NGLCCNY, Welcome to New York!
Glennda Testone Executive Director, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Richard Oceguera President, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY (NGLCCNY)
New York City Overview
to Edward J. Ford ©2011 Columbia FunMap® Corp. • 221 Rutgers St., Maplewood, NJ 07040 • 973-275-1700 • www.funmaps.com
Ed Ford was born July 28, 1947, in Pennsylvania and graduated West Scranton High School in 1965. Following his service in the Army, he moved to Hollywood to fulfill his modeling and acting aspirations. He returned East and settled in New York City, where he owned/operated Ty's Bar on Christopher St. in Greenwich Village for 40 years. Eddie, as he was known by family and friends, was an avid fan of the arts, including music, theater, dance and film. He loved entertaining and to say he was an amazing cook would be an understatement. He enjoyed history and traveling the world. He was dedicated to charity work, supporting organizations such as the Humane Society, Family to Family, Friends of the Poor, Covenant House, Fireflag/EMS, God's Love We Deliver, New York Foundling Hospital, Callen-Lourde Health Center, Gay Men's Choir, Broadway Cares, Leek and Watts Orphanage, Big Apple Softball League, GMHC and Feed the Children. A loyal son, brother, uncle and friend, Eddie was a great listener and would help anyone in need. To him, his staff, family and friends, I dedicate this edition of the New York City FunMap. He has inspired me to understand the word "dedication". May his memory serve to inspire others to live, enjoy life and be there for others.
Alan H. Beck Publisher, FunMaps
Photo of the Manhattan skyline courtesy of NYC & Co.
ew York City is home to more than 8 million people and stands as the world’s dynamic center for the financial, media, advertising and fashion industries. Complementing these powerhouse industries are fine dining, visual and performing arts, shopping and nightlife that would impress even the most discriminating traveler. The city is divided into 5 Boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. New York City is often referred to as simply “The City.” This New York City FunMap® will help you explore the gay and lesbian side of “The city” so you can have a thrilling time. The gay movement in NYC has grown ceaselessly, with the annual Heritage of Pride, Pride March, Rally, Dance and Pridefest. New York City has always been known for it’s annual events and happenings that keep gay and lesbian life thriving year round. New York City is a sightseer’s mecca and a trip to the Big Apple is not complete without seeing some of the world famous local sights, including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Rockefeller and Lincoln Centers, Times Square, Central Park, Riverside Park and the UN. Don’t forget to visit the many diverse neighborhoods of Manhattan, including Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Chinatown and the Financial District. This is only a small sampling of the endless opportunities travelers from all over the world will find for fun and excitement here in New York City. Trains, subways, buses, taxis, limousines, helicopters and ferries will get you anywhere you want to go, both in and out of the city. If the never-ending action becomes a little overwhelming, relaxation can be sought at nearby Fire Island. This beautiful beach oasis will calm your nerves and take your mind away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
New York City FunMap including Fire Island 2011 First EDITION Welcome 4-7 New York Region Map 9 Accommodations 10-19 Escape from New York 20-21 Dining 22-27 Shopping & Services 28-31 & 35 Chelsea, East & West Village Maps 32-34 Manhattan & Nightlife Map 36-39 Attractions 40-43 & 47 Events 45-46 Hells Kitchen/Theater District Map 48-49 Theater/Shows 44 & 50-55 Broadway Wrap 53 Nightlife 56-63 Fire Island 64-70 publisher: Alan H. Beck design: Brian L. Pelton production: Rodney Hameroff Carlos Garcia marketing: Glen Baker Tom Hecker Official Map of the IGLTA
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New York Region
FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Chelsea Pines Inn
317 West 14th Street www.chelseapinesinn.com New York’s premiere LGBT guesthouse, located on the border of NYC’s hottest neighborhoods – Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District. Chelsea Pines is just a short walk, subway or taxi ride away from all that New York has to offer. All rooms and public spaces were recently renovated including the addition of 1-bedroom suites and a business center. A complimentary continental breakfast can be had in the breakfast room, greenhouse or in a private garden. WiFi, local calls and a full range of concierge services are also included in all rates. Chelsea Pines has been proudly LGBT-owned and operated for 25 years and is a major sponsor of LGBT events and organizations such as The NYC LGBT Community Center, Broadway Backwards and SAGE. Come let Jay and his friendly, knowledgeable staff show you why the New York Times says ‘in terms of novelty, coziness and price, it’s hard to beat!’
2 Colonial House Inn
318 West 22nd Street www.colonialhouseinn.com Built in the 1850's the Colonial House Inn is a fine example of the type of architecture that has made Chelsea one of the most popular neighborhoods in New York. Early in 1985, Mr. Cheren began renovating 318 W. 22nd Street in order to transform the building into a guesthouse. Although the Colonial House Inn opened for business in 1985, renovations continued through 1991. For eight years running, the Inn has been the recipient of the Out and About Editor's Choice Award for gay specific accommodations setting new standards for quality, amenities, and service. The Colonial House Inn lobby houses The 24 Hours for Life Gallery. The gallery has been dedicated by Mel Cheren to the late artist, Keith Haring, who designed the logo for 24 Hours for Life.
3 Comfort Inn Times Square South
39th Street & 8th Avenue ComfortNYC.COM
4 Comfort Inn Midtown West
36th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues ComfortNYC.COM
5 Element by Westin Times Square West
311 West 39th Street www.Elementhotels.com/TimesSquareFunMaps Welcome to Element. From Broadway theater to big business and world-class dining, Element New York Times Square West has the best of midtown Manhattan on our doorstep. Itís a short walk to Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park, and much more. Maintain your balance. Our state-of-the-art fitness center, and healthy food options all help you be at your best. Bright and open multipurpose public spaces are inspiring settings for work, play, socializing, and unwinding. Energize in a smarter space. Our open-flow guest rooms are designed to meet all your needs, with fully-equipped kitchens, the signature Heavenly Bed®, and more, all thoughtfully arranged to rejuvenate you for work or play.
Elite City Stays
New York City, Miami, FL - South Beach www.elitecitystays.com Elite City Stays offers affordable fully furnished luxury apartment residences in prime Miami, South Beach and New York City locations for daily, weekly and monthly stays. A perfect alternative to the more costly hotels, our selection of 1,2 & 3 bedroom residences offer you the space & comforts of home while on vacation or extended corporate travel.
6 Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel
687 Lexington Avenue www.fitzpatrickhotels.com/manhattan
The Fitzpatrick Manhattan hotel blends luxury and Irish charm with a refreshingly classic atmosphere in the heart of midtown Manhattan. With 91 rooms and suites, our intimate size allows us to focus on your every need, and provide you with a personal level of service that you would experience at the finest Irish country houses. There's a reason that the Irish Prime Minister and many Irish celebrities choose to make us their home whenever they are in town!
7 Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
141 East 44th Street www.fitzpatrickhotels.com/grand-central Fitzpatrick Grand Central's prime location next to one of the world's largest and most famous train stations puts guests within easy reach of any part of Manhattan. Within walking distance of the hotel are the Theater District and Times Square, the United Nations, Central Park, must-see attractions such as the Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building, and of course the world-class luxury shopping on Fifth Avenue.
8 Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea 212-627-1888 160 West 25th Street www.fourpoints.com/chelseafunmaps The new, industrial chic Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea is located in Manhattan's fashionable Chelsea district, known for its galleries, eclectic nightlife, and outstanding restaurants. Our superb Manhattan location is ideal for both the business and leisure traveler. Our hotel is easily accessible from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Times Square, and the Theatre and Garment Districts. The Toy Building, Hewlett Packard, The Flatiron Building, Sony, and Verizon are all nearby as well. Welcome to Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea - in the heart of New York City.
9 GEM Hotel - Chelsea, The
300 West 22nd Street www.thegemhotel.com/LGBT Stylish Chelsea has become the world headquarters for high-profile art galleries. Charming brownstone and tree-lined streets make strolling a pleasure by day. And old warehouse buildings pulsate after dark as the city's hottest nightclubs. In the midst of it all you'll find The GEM Hotel Chelsea, an ideal choice when seeking exceptional New York hotels, hospitable service in an unpretentious, accessible and sustainable manner. Enjoy stunning accommodations at our Chelsea New York City hotel, friendly service, and accessibility to all the top picks in dining, shopping, entertainment and more. When considering Chelsea boutique hotels choose The GEM Hotel.
10 Hotel Thirty-Thirty
30 East 30th Street www.thirtythirty-nyc.com For a great location, terrific business and leisure rates, and extraordinarily comfortable accommodations, make Hotel Thirty Thirty the hotel of choice for your next visit to the Big Apple. 243 spacious, fully renovated and wellappointed Standard and Deluxe executive rooms, multilingual friendly staff, chic evening cocktail bar and intimate reception salon, and perfectly located near most major business and leisure attractions.
11 Park 79 Hotel
117 West 79th Street www.park79hotel.com Comfortably smart, perfectly located and affordable, Park 79 is an historic Upper West Side (UWS) hotel in the European Boutique style. With less than 100 guestrooms and suites, service is relaxed and helpful. Enjoy comfortable bedding with down comforters, triple sheeting and ample pillows plus flat screens and free WiFi throughout. Convenient to Lincoln Center, ABC Studios & Central Park. Mention "FunMaps" for VIP rates and deals. A world of diversity welcomed.
12 Tonyâ€™s Place
133 West 119th Street www.tonysplacebnb.com Charming, historic brownstone with a lovely garden located in the Columbia University area just a 10 minute stroll from Central Park and a short subway or bus ride to attractions such as Museum of Natural History, Tavern on the Green, Lincoln Center, Broadway Theatres and Times Square. Seven beautifully furnished rooms with high ceilings and queen size beds, some overlooking the garden. Common access to the kitchen and dining area. A great value on the Upper West Side. LGBT friendly.
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13 Washington Jefferson Hotel
318 West 51st Street www.wjhotel.com The Washington Jefferson is a gay friendly boutique hotel of 135 rooms located on 51st Street between 8 and 9 avenues, NYC, right in the heart of Hellís Kitchen bustling nightlife. The Washington Jefferson offers attentive service and stylish rooms. Walk in showers, complimentary wireless Internet access, Frette linens and towels, I-pod docking stations are a few of the amenities offered to complete your perfect stay. Since we are a small boutique property no guest goes unnoticed at the WJ Hotel. Intimacy and friendliness are our trademarks; personalized service is our promise.
14 Wingate Inn Manhattan Midtown
235 West 35th Street www.wingatehotelnyc.com Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the new Wingate Inn blends modern styling and sleek architecture. Its sophisticated yet comfortable ambience is designed with the business traveler in mind. Destinations such as Times Square, Javits Convention Center, and Madison Square Garden are conveniently located within 1 mile; local services and fine dining are virtually at your doorstep. If you love the nightlife, Broadway and Carnegie Hall are nearby, while shopaholics will enjoy Macy's at Herald Square, located virtually footsteps from the hotel. Attractions such as the Empire State Building are walking distance, while Penn Station is a short 2 blocks away. Should you require assistance, our knowledgeable multilingual front desk staff is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.
15 Wyndham Garden Hotel Chelsea
37 West 24th Street www.wyndhamnyc.com
Lounge, play, work, wine and dine in the heart of New York City. Nestled in Manhattan's Chelsea district, the Wyndham Garden Hotel Manhattan Chelsea West is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of NYC, where you are free to live, lounge, and love. Designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves with natural peace and productivity, our intimate boutique hotel-dressed in colorful tiles and metal is the first Wyndham Garden Hotel in New York City. It's more than hospitality it's an escape from the ordinary.
FEATURED OUT-OF-TOWN ACCOMMODATIONS Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort
551 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui Island, HI www.mauisunseeker.com Located on Maui’s sunny south shore, Hawaii's largest LGBT resort offers Studios, Suites and a 1,000 square foot Penthouse. Experience Maui’s Little Beach, Iao Valley, Hana and Haleakala Volcano. Enjoy spectacular views, private lanai's, jacuzzi's, outdoor showers, BBQ's, Free Wi-Fi, and clothing optional sundeck. Sunseeker Activities can arrange tours for your fun filled vacation. Guests truly become a part of our Hawaiian ohana or family. Maui Sunseeker welcomes the diversity that is our community.
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel 609-572-2171 2 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ www.sheratonatlanticcity.com Located in the heart of Atlantic City, our hotel is just steps from the famous Atlantic City casinos, boardwalk, restaurants, and "The Walk" shopping center. Our Atlantic City hotel is also minutes away from bus and train facilities. We have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable at the Sheraton Atlantic City.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ www.caesarsac.com
Out is in at Total AC! From sizzling games to sizzling nightlife. From sumptuous spa treatments to a challenging day on the links. From whipping up a culinary masterpiece to a plunge in the indoor pool. From commitment ceremonies to celebrating your freedom. Total AC has the first-class amenities to help you play, relax, rejuvenate, invigorate and celebrate. Learn more about Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s Atlantic City at caesars.com.
OUT OF TOWN ACCOMMODATIONS
New York 6 Columbus 60 Thompson 60 Thompson Street 70 Park Avenue Hotel 70 Park Avenue at 38th Street Algonquin Hotel 59 West 44th Street Andaz 5th Avenue 485 5th Avenue Andaz Wall Street 75 Wall Street Cassa Hotel and Residences 70 West 45th Street Chelsea Pines Inn 317 West 14th Street Colonial House Inn 318 West 22nd Stree Comfort Inn Midtown West - Convention Center 442 W 36th St. Comfort Inn Times Square South 305 West 39th Street Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan - SoHo 181 Varick St. Courtyard Times Square South 114 West 40th Street Crowne Plaza Times Square 1605 Broadway Days Inn Jamaica - JFK Airport 144-26 153rd Court Duane Street Hotel 130 Duane Street Element by Westin Times Square 311 W 39th Street Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel 851 Avenue of the Americas Four Points by Sheraton SoHo-Village 66 Charlton Street Gild Hall 15 Gold Street Hampton Inn Manhattan-SoHo 54 Watts Street Hilton New York 1335 Avenue of the Americas Hotel Le Bleu 370 4th Avenue Hotel Le Jolie 235 Meeker Avenue Hotel Mela 120 West 44th Street Ink 48, a Kimpton Hotel 653 11th Avenue at 48th Manhattan Club 200 W 56th Street New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge 333 Adams Street New York Marriott Downtown 85 West Street New York Marriott East Side 525 Lexington Avenue New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway Novotel New York 226 West 52nd Street NU Hotel - Brooklyn 85 Smith Street Paramount Hotel 235 West 46th Street Renaissance New York Hotel 57 130 East 57th Street Renaissance NY Hotel Times Square 2 Times Square / 714 Seventh Residence Inn by Marriott Times Square 1033 Ave. of the Americas Residence Inn by Marriott Times Square 1033 Ave. of the Americas Smyth Tribeca, A Thompson Hotel 85 West Broadway Sofitel New York 45 West 44th Street The Carlton 88 Madison Avenue The Gem Hotel - Chelsea 300 West 22nd Street The Gem Hotel - Midtown West 449 West 36th Street The Gem Hotel - SoHo 135 E Houston Street The Mave NYC 62 Madison Avenue The Muse Hotel 130 West 46th Street The Ritz-Carlton - NY Central Park 50 Central Park South The Westin NY At Times Square 270 West 43rd Street Thompson LES 190 Allen Street W New York 541 Lexington Avenue W New York - Times Square 1567 Broadway at 47th Street W New York - Union Square 201 Park Avenue South Westin New York At Times Square 270 West 43rd Street Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan - Midtown 235 West 35th Street Wyndham Garden Hotel Manhattan - Chelsea West 37 W. 24th St.
877-431-0400 212-973-2400 212-840-6800 212-601-1234 212-590-1234 212-302-8700 212-929-1023 800-689-3779 212-714-6699 212-268-3040 212-414-8282 212-291-0088 212-977-4000 718-527-9025 212-964-4600 877-353-6368 212-564-4567 212-229-9988 212-232-7700 212-226-6288 212-586-7000 718-625-1500 718-625-2100 877-452-6352 212-757-0088 646-867-3610 718-246-7000 212-385-4900 212-755-4000 212-398-1900 212-315-0100 718-852-8558 212-764-5500 212-753-8841 212-765-7676 212-768-0007 800-331-3131 212-587-7000 212-354-8844 800-601-8500 212-675-1911 212-967-7206 212-358-8844 212-532-7373 212-485-2400 212-308-9100 212-201-2700 212-460-5300 212-755-1200 212-930-7400 212-253-9119 866-837-4183 212-967-7500 212-243-0800
OUT OF TOWN ACCOMMODATIONS
Escape from New York hether you are visiting from near or overseas, consider an exciting escape from New York. As the top international arrivals hub in the United States, New York offers convenient access to just about anywhere. Bustling casinos, warm sandy beaches – they are all just a short trip away. Atlantic City, 2 hours south of NYC by bus or train, is becoming a very popular gay getaway. AC boasts casinos, beaches, a boardwalk and hot nightlife. Harrah’s has several branded casinos here that provide worldclass gaming and entertainment. Even better, Harrah’s offers many themed gay and lesbian events. For a more traditional hotel experience, try the Sheraton Atlantic City, a beautiful four-star property conveniently located near the city’s best shopping and restaurants. Only a two and a half hour flight away is sunny, South Florida. Here, Fort Lauderdale and neighboring Wilton Manors have become one of the country’s most popular gay vacation spots. Miles of beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, unique hotels and guesthouses (many clothing optional) lure visitors year round. Steps from Wilton Drive (Fort Lauderdale’s gay nightlife center), is the four-star Ed Lugo Resort. Offering luxurious accommodations, lush grounds and impeccably tailored service, it is a fine choice for the gay traveler. The nearby Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Park will definitely spice up your trip. Start your night with an all you can eat buffet, or any of the myriad dining options before trying your luck at slots, video or live action poker. Further south, Miami continues to thrive with its incredible nightlife scene, beautiful people and unique art-deco architecture. Use Elite City Stays to find a great deal on a furnished apartment for your visit.
DINING f you want to be where the gays are, Seventh & Eighth Avenues in Chelsea and Ninth Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen are the two gayest dining strips with numerous eateries and a maddening number of choices. Elmo is one of our favorites. The swank eatery has a rotating staff of cute servers and a lively bar. Whether you are craving a cocktail or comfort food, it’s one of Chelsea’s best spots for a night out. A few blocks north on Seventh Ave., Restivo is a traditional Italian restaurant with a cozy bar (Mention FunMaps for 15% off your bill). With a menu boasting Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, Alpha Fusion is another popular spot with reasonable prices and delectable dishes. Just off Eighth Ave., Sueños is a creatively festive hideaway serving tasty Mexican dishes prepared by chef Sue Torres. If you’re looking to eat right while you’re traveling, Muscle Maker Grill has you covered with the healthiest and tastiest fuel for your body. Place your order at the counter with one of the rippling staff members and enjoy! In the 40s and 50s along Ninth Ave. you’ll find a high concentration of restaurants popular with gay diners. 44 SW Ristorante & Martini Bar is the oldest Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. In the back, there’s a cozy lounge area and bar for drinks. Gossip Bar & Grill is open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and has a 4-7pm happy hour. Balkanika is a unique marketplace, wine bar and eatery serving Balkan and Mediterranean specialties. For something sweet, venture over to Tasti D-lite (Mention FunMaps for $1 off your sundae). Down in the West Village, Caliu is luring celebrity diners like Lady Gaga with its delicious tapas. Don’t miss the weekday specials on sangria and cocktails. Village Den and Manatus are two longstanding Village institutions serving classic diner fare. In the East Village, Lucky Cheng’s has been delighting visitors with hilarious dinner shows, drag queens and free karaoke (On Sunday through Thursday nights mention FunMaps for a 2-for-1 dinner/show). Also look out for their new Atlantic City location opening this summer!
NYC DINING BY NEIGHBORHOOD Chelsea
21 Alpha Fusion Cafeteria Dallas Barbeque Dish Restaurant, The Donatella Pizzeria East of Eighth 22 Elmo Intermezzo 23 Muscle Maker Grill New Venus Nooch Ovest Pizzoteca 24 Restivo Ristorante Rocking Horse Café 25 Sueños Viceroy, The Vynl
169 Eighth Avenue 119 Seventh Avenue 261 Eighth Avenue 201 Eighth Avenue 184 8th Avenue 254 West 23rd Street 156 Seventh Avenue 202 Eighth Avenue 92 Eighth Avenue 252 8th Avenue 143 Eighth Avenue 513 West 27th Street 209 Seventh Avenue 182 Eighth Avenue 311 West 17th Street 160 Eighth Avenue 824 Ninth Avenue
212-627-8888 212-414-1717 212-462-0001 212-352-9800 212-493-5150 212-352-0075 212-337-8000 212-929-3433 212-337-0300 212-243-0980 212-691-8600 212-967-4392 212-366-4133 212-463-9511 212-243-1333 212-633-8484 212-974-2003
227 East 56th Street
East Side Lips
East Village 26 Lucky Cheng's Pangea Yaffa Café
24 First Avenue (btwn 1st & 2nd Sts) 178 Second Avenue 97 St. Marks Place
212-995-5500 212-995-0900 212-677-9001
Hell's Kitchen / Midtown / West Side 27
24 30 31 32
Alpha Fusion 365 West 34th Street 44 & X 622 10th Avenue 44 SW Ristorante & Martini Bar 621 9th Avenue Agua Dulce 802 Ninth Avenue Arriba! Arriba! 762 Ninth Avenue B. Smith Restaurant 320 West 46th Street Balkanika 691 Ninth Avenue Basera Indian Bistro 745 Ninth Avenue Dave & Buster's 234 West 42nd Street Five Napkin Burger 630 Ninth Avenue Gossip Bar & Restaurant 733 Ninth Avenue L’Allegria Ristorante 623 Ninth Avenue Seven Bar & Grill 350 7th Avenue Siam Inn Too Restaurant 854 Eighth Avenue Tasti D-lite 1588 Broadway Vynl 754 Ninth Avenue
212-279-8887 212-977-1170 212-315-4582 212-262-1299 212-489-0810 212-247-2222 212-974-0300 212-757-9787 646-495-2015 212-757-2277 212-265-2720 212-265-6777 212-967-1919 212-757-4006 212-265-4073 212-974-2003
Upper West Side Café Luxembourg Dallas Barbeque
200 West 70th Street 27 West 72 Street
113 Greenwich Avenue 557 Hudson Street 519 Hudson Street 340 Bleecker Street 33 Greenwich Avenue 52 Jane Street 99 Bank Street 569 Hudson Street 225 West 12th Street
212-727-0584 212-206-6444 212-633-1133 212-989-7042 212-593-6600 212-206-7577 212-924-3165 212-242-6200 212-691-0303
Benny's Burritos 33 Caliu Cowgirl 34 Manatus Restaurant Maracas Móle Paris Commune Philip Marie 35 Village Den Restaurant
RESOURCES 58 LGBT Community Center, The 208 West 13th Street NGLCC NYC Chapter www.nglccny.org NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project www.avp.org Times Square Visitor Center 1560 Broadway
212-620-7310 646-383-6043 212-714-1141 212-869-1890
SHOPPING & SERVICES Adult Entertainment / Products Babeland (L.E.S.) Babeland (SoHo) Come Again Eve's Garden (Women) 60 Les Hommes Book Shop Pleasure Chest, The Purple Passion Rainbow Station Harmony Video The Blue Store 61 Unicorn
94 Rivington Street 43 Mercer Street 353 East 53rd Street 119 West 57th Street 217B West 80th Street 156 Seventh Avenue South 211 West 20th Street 207 Eighth Avenue 139 Christopher Street 206 Eighth Avenue 277C West 22nd Street
212-375-1701 212-966-2120 212-308-9394 212-757-8651 212-580-2445 212-242-2158 212-807-0486 212-924-0591 212-366-9059 212-924-8315 212-294-2921
Attractions for a full list of attractions see pages 40-43 & 47
9/11 Memorial Preview Site 20 Vesey Street (At Church Street) CityPASS www.citypass.com 62 Dave & Buster's 234 West 42nd Street Gay & Lesbian Art Gallery Walking Tours 526 West 26th Street Leslie - Lohman Gay Art Foundation 26 Wooster Street 85 Liberty Helicopters 424 West 33rd Street Madame Toussauds New York 254 West 42nd Street Museum of Arts & Design 2 Columbus Circle 63 Museum of Sex 233 Fifth Avenue National Museum of LGBT History 208 West 13th Street Solomon R. Guggenheim 1071 Fifth Avenue Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue
212-267-2047 888-330-5008 646-495-2015 212-946-1548 212-431-2609 800-542-9933 212-512-9600 212-299-7777 212-689-6337 212-620-7310 212-423-3500 212-570-3676
Clothing Leather Man, The New York Bodyworks 64 Starting Line, The
111 Christopher Street 429 West 46th Street 180 Eighth Avenue
212-243-5339 212-582-0662 212-691-4729
Footwear / Sportswear / Underwear
140 Eighth Avenue
40 Eighth Avenue 139 Eighth Avenue 1588 Broadway
212-924-2280 212-647-0066 212-265-4073
Cafes / Desserts Li-Lac Chocolates Paradise Cafe and Muffin Co. 32 Tasti D-lite
Events for a full list of events see pages 45-46
Fashion (Men's) 65 EFOR
168 8th Avenue
Fishing / Fishing Excursions & Charters 67 Captain Shastay's NYC Fishing & Sightseeing Tours nyharborfishing.com Pickups from N. Cove Yacht Harbor, NY or Liberty Harbor Marina, NJ 201-725-6755
Footcare 68 NYC Footcare
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 703
Beauty / Manicure / Pedicure 86 Platinum Salon NY
134 West 23rd Street
Platinum Salon is a premium, full service salon in the heart of Chelsea. The salon offers everything from fashion-forward haircuts and color. Features Olive Organic Spray Tanning, laser hair removal, botox, and fillers done by well-renowned, Dr. Lloyd Landsman.
66 Wellness Men's Day Spa
44 West 22nd Street
Wellness, mens day spa - Laser Esthetix
Supplement / Health Shop 69 Sportlander
225 West 23rd Street
Sports, Suppliments Outlet. Will not be beaten on price!
Health Clubs / Gyms / Exercise & Fitness Chelsea Piers Health Club & Spa Complete Body & Spa David Barton Gym Gold's
23rd St. & Hudson River Park 22 West 19th Street 215 West 23rd Street 250 West 54th Street
212-336-6666 212-777-7719 212-414-2022 212-307-7760
Pharmacies / Health & Beauty Arrow Pharmacy 883 Ninth Avenue 70 BioScrip Pharmacy 197 Eighth Avenue Thompson Chemists & Cosmetics 137 Thompson Street 71 Village Apothecary 346 Bleecker Street
212-245-8469 212-691-9050 212-598-9790 212-807-7566
Shopping Camouflage 65 EFOR Gifted Jeffrey London Boutique 86 Platinum Salon NY Rainbows & Triangles 64 Starting Line, The Universal Gear Wear Me Out
141 Eighth Avenue 168 8th Avenue 51 7th Avenue South 449 West 14th Street 85 Christopher Street 134 West 23rd Street 192 Eighth Avenue 180 Eighth Avenue 140 Eighth Avenue 353 W 47th Street
212-741-9118 212-633-1525 212-243-4570 212-206-1272 212-647-9106 212-243-1010 212-627-2166 212-691-4729 212-206-9119 212-333-3047
227 East 56th Street 27 West 20th Street
Sauna (Menâ€™s) East Side Club West Side Club
Entertainment / Performing Arts 62 72 73 74 74 75 77 78 76 79 80 81 81
Dave & Buster's 234 West 42nd Street 646-495-2015 Fuerza Bruta - Darryl Roth Theatre, 101 East 15th Street 212-239-6200 Gazillion Bubble Show - New World Stages, 340 W 50th St. 212-239-6200 Love, Loss & What I Wore - Westside Theatre, 407 W 43rd St. 212-239-6200 Lucky Guy, The Musical - Little Shubert Theatre, 407 W 43rd St. 212-239-6200 Memphis - Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street 212-239-6200 N.Y.C. Dueling Pianos - HA! Comedy Club, 163 W 46th Street 212-977-3884 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Palace Theatre Broadway & 47th Street 877-250-2929 Rock of Ages - Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street 800-432-7250 Sister Act - 1681 Broadway (between W. 52nd and 53rd St.) 212-239-6200 Stomp - Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Avenue 800-982-2787 The Ryan Case 1873 - Live IN Theater, 25 Mott St. liveINtheater.com The Lombardi Case 1975 - Live IN Theater, 25 Mott St. liveINtheater.com
Transportation / Travel Services 82 Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) 83 Long Island Railroad 84 Metro North Railroad
Penn Station, 400 W 31st St. 800-USA-RAIL www.mta.info/lirr/ 718-217-LIRR www.mta.info/mnr/ 212-532-4900
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Attractions American Museum of Natural History
Empire State Building
Central Park West at 79th Street A must-see destination for people of all ages, featuring the new Rose Center for Earth and Space, the most sophisticated facility of its kind in the world, which includes the new Hayden Planetarium, Hall of the Universe, and Hall of Planet Earth. Don't miss the world-famous Dinosaur, Ocean Life, and Meteorite Halls. Shop in four spectacular stores for gifts from around the world, the natural world and the universe.
Carnegie Hall The Archives are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm, by appointment only 212-903-9629 West 57th Street & 7th Ave. Since 1891, this hall has been host to an array of individual performers, musicians and musical groups. From the Vienna and the Berlin Philharmonic to Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, virtually all the greats have been here at one point or another. There are also piano recitals, choral evenings and even revivals of great musicals by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin & George and Ira Gershwin.
Chelsea Piers Sports Complex Off Hudson River, Between 17th & 23rd Streets www.chelseapiers.com The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 30-acre sports village with sweeping views of the Hudson River, located between 18th and 23rd streets in Manhattan. Situated on four historic piers, Chelsea Piers offers athletic facilities for baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, dance, figure skating, golf gymnastics, ice hockey, rock climbing, running, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. Chelsea Piers also features a destination gym, the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, a 150,000-squarefoot private health club (day passes are available). After working out, Chelsea Piers offers several riverside dining options.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83, Midtown (West 42nd Street & 12th Avenue) 212-563-3200 See New York City the Circle Line way. Give us 2 hours of your time and you can experience the grandeur of Mid and Lower Manhattan. Our professional tourguides will share the legends and lore behind our great city. You will enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and a close encounter of the best kind with the Statue of Liberty. All 3 tours circle the Statue of Liberty and stop in front for photo ops but do not allow passengers to disembark.
City Hall / City Hall Park Broadway & Chambers Streets The City Hall which exists today is the third one of its kind. Constructed from 18031812, it had undergone many renovations during its long existence. At night and during the day, you’ll see the four gas bronze candelabras, which are replicas of lamps dating back to the 1850’s—they’re really something else! Just south of the fountain, a medallion within the ground & consisting of nine granite panels, traces the history of City Hall Park from its 17th century Dutch origins through the recent reconstruction.
350 5th Avenue at 34th St. 9:30am-11:15pm daily, 212-736-3100 This skyscraper was completed in 1931 and rises 1,250 feet above the ground for a total of 102 floors. Until 1954 it was the highest structure in the world. It took less than two years to build, which was unheard of at that time. Something which can’t be overlooked is it’s lighting system at the very top. Their colors are based on an annual schedule which takes into consideration special events.
Grand Central Terminal / New York Transit Museum 42nd Street & Lexington Avenue 212-935-3960 or 212-697-1245 Grand Central Terminal is NYC’s greatest Transportation hub! The structure itself, both within and outside is a remarkable architecture miracle. Located adjacent to the Station Masters’ Office is the New York Transit Museum with ongoing exhibitions. Entrance is Free and they’ve got a shop available for you to purchase transit related goods and gifts. Every Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 pm, there are free tours catering to the individual run by the Municipal Arts Society & Grand Central Partnership.
Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave (at 89th St.) www.guggenheim.org Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of modern architecture is home to one of the world's finest collections of 20th century art. Don't miss walking the grand ramp that curves from the ground to the dome. You'll see masterpieces by such noted artists as Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso and van Gogh. Plus changing exhibitions that are always significant and intriguing.
Intrepid Museum Pier 86 – W 46th St & 12th Ave 212-957-3701, intrepidmuseum.org Launched on April 26, 1943, this Vessel was decommission 37 years later and in 1982 was donated by the US Navy in order to become a floating museum. Within the Intrepid’s Hangar is quite a number of aircraft available for your viewing, a flight simulator, many educational sections, documentary style movies (with a theater or two) and some truly spectacular computerized consoles from which you’ll learn of the US Military’s naval, air and ground forces past and present.
Jacob Javits Center Eleventh Avenue Btw 34th & 39th Streets, www.javitscenter.com The Center is host to over 90 major trade shows and conventions each year including: NY International Gift Fair, American International Toy Fair, New York Restaurant & Food Service, Gay & Lesbian Expo, New York International Auto Show, International Bar Show, International Fancy Food & Confection, NY Int’l Boat Show, plus many more.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Btwn 62nd & 66th St. - W. of Broadway www.lincolncenter.org The 16.3-acre Lincoln Center complex, one of the world’s foremost performing arts centers, is home to 12 resident arts organizations including the Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, New York State Theater, Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, Vivian Beaumont Theater, Library-Museum of the Performing Arts, Guggenheim Bandshell in Damrosch Park, and a number of Fordham University buildings.
Madison Square Garden 7th Ave betw 31st & 33rd Streets TicketMaster: (212) 307-7171 Garden Information: (212) 465-MSG1 Madison Square Garden and its Theater can accommodate upwards of 20,000 people and is home to such teams as the New York Rangers, the New York Knicks, and the New York Liberty. It’s been host to: shows such as the Emmy & VH1 award shows and many great performers.
Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Ferries Depart from Battery Park in New York and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. This great national landmark has been a worldwide symbol of freedom to millions of people and a welcoming beacon for millions of immigrants.
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. 212-535-7710 www.metmuseum.org Visit the Met and see the world! Discover a collection of global acclaim spanning 5,000 years. From ancient Egyptian splendors to modern American painting, complemented by an astonishing sweep of more than 30 special exhibitions each year. It's all under one roof at the Met, New York City's number one tourist attraction.
Museum of Arts & Design 2 Columbus Circle 212-299-7777, www.madmuseum.org The Museum of Arts and Design collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life.
Museum of Modern Art, The 11 West 53 Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.) The world's most renowned collection of modern and contemporary art has a new home. Experience the largest display ever of MoMA's collection at the new Museum of Modern Art. Highlights include van Gogh's The Starry Night, and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, along with more recent works by the greatest artists of our time.
Museum of Sex 233 Fifth Avenue at 27th 212-689-6337 www.museumofsex.com For a more unique adventure head over to and explore all that is erotic, racy & taboo.
Rockefeller Center 5th to 6th Avenues between 48th & 51st Streets Amongst the streets of 48th & 51st and between 5th 6th Avenues are a complex of 19 buildings on 2 acres which make up Rockefeller Center. Within these buildings you’ll find offices, shops, restaurants, broadcasting, skating rink and even what’s considered to be NYC’s largest theater, Radio City Music Hall. Events periodically and seasonally take place.
Staten Island Ferry Lower Manhattan – Battery Park 718-876-8441, www.siferry.com You will want to take the FREE Staten Island Ferry to get a clearer perspective of this great city. There’s a ferry leaving at just about every half hour and the trip to Staten Island is roughly 20 minutes. Along the way you’ll catch sight of passing ships, boats and maybe even a schooner or two. There’s also a great view of Lower Downtown, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge in the distance.
Time Square / Theater District Times Square Visitors Center 1560 Broadway, between 46th & 47th Streets Open every day, 8 to 8. www.timessquarebid.org Time square is a spectacular area to shop, eat and catch the latest Broadway show. Down Broadway through the crush of tourists gaping into TV studios and craning their necks to the latest 100ft billboard, its hard to remember that this tiny enclave was once littered with erotic shops and had the highest crime rate in New York City. While Times Square has changed drastically in the past decade with it’s Disneyfication; it’s reputation for the flashy and spectacular prevailed.Time Square is also the home to dozens of Broadway shows, with discount tickets available in the traffic island on 47th Street.
Top of the Rock 50th Street, between 5th & 6th Ave 877-692-7625 www.topoftherocknyc.com Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers stunning views of New York City and beyond. Come experience the interior and exterior decks on the top three floors of this magnificent art deco building. Enjoy 360° panoramic views 70 stories up in the sky. This is your New York! HOURS: Open 365 days a year, 8am to midnight.
United Nations 40th to 52nd Sts/Broadway, 7th & 8th Avenues 212-963-7539 The UN was established on October 24th, 1945 by 51 countries for the sake of preserving and upholding peace and humanitarianism. Today there are 189 members of the UN. For each one of these members, there flies a flag in front of the main office. The flags are placed in alphabetical order in accordance with the English language. Inside are wonderful works of art and Guided Tours are conducted daily from 9:45am - 4:45pm.
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 212-570-3600 www.whitney.org The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs—and is still growing. The Museum was founded in 1931 with a core group of 700 art objects, many of them from the personal collection of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
The NYC Gay Travel Expo
The New York Times Travel Show Official 2012 dates TBA (previously on Feb 25th - 27th, 2011) Jacob Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street, New York 800-322-9332 www.nyttravelshow.com Where to go on your next trip? Open your mind to the possibilities as you get a closer look at the hundreds of places featured at the show: domestic and international hot spots, familiar favorites, and those underthe-radar escapes that are still relatively crowd-free.
AIDS Walk New York
The Original GLBT Expo
April 26th, 2011 The LGBT Center 208 West 13 Street, NY www.glbttravelexpo.com The New York City Gay Travel Expo is an exciting new event where you can learn about new travel destinations, rediscover old ones, find glbt friendly travel providers and get information to plan your next vacation. Exhibitors will include: airlines, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, resorts, exotic destinations, convention and visitors bureaus. Everyone of them reaching out to the glbt consumer.
Official 2012 dates TBA (previously on Mar 12th – 13th, 2011) Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York 800-243-9774, originalglbtexpo.com For over 18 years, the EXPO has helped to present the finest products & services available to the GLBT consumer. Starting in 1993, the EXPO has generated over $80,000,000 of dollars spent within the Greater Tri-State area. This includes the GLBT friendly companies from every industry, both large and small, Fortune 1000 and Gay-owned companies. They have all discovered the GLBT Community is affluent, brand-loyal, well educated and business minded. It is the truest of definition of "THE PERFECT NICHE MARKET".
The Black Party Weekend Official 2012 dates TBA (Previously on March 18th - 20th, 2011) Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St, NY other Locations TBA 212-674-8541, www.theblackparty.com One of gay New York’s largest attended, most anticipated and highly promoted events. Is considered the Father of all large circuit parties and with more than 4,000 attendees remains one of the biggest gay dance parties in the world. It is known and respected world wide for its notorious productions and continues to retain its reputation for cutting edge innovation and staging, superstar international DJs, world class performances and its legendary “strange live acts”.
May 15th, 2011 Central Park, New York, NY www.aidswalk.net/newyork Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. In 2009 alone, 45,000 participants, many of whom were members of 2,880 corporate and community teams, raised a record sum of over $5.6 million for Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and 50 other local AIDS service organizations.
JUN Staten Island LGBT Pride June 4th, 2011 12-4pm Through the streets of St. George www.silgbtcenter.org The parade starts on Central Ave at Slosson Terrace and winds through the streets of St. George! (just a few steps from the Staten Island Ferry). The festival will be in Tompkinsville Park (right next to the Staten Island LGBT Community Center).
Folsom Street East June 19th, 2011 2:00 - 8:00 pm 28th Street, New York, NY between 10th & 11th Avenues www.folsomstreeteast.org Folsom Street East is the largest outdoor fetish street festival on the eastern coast, bringing thousands of sexy kinksters out onto the streets of New York City on a summer afternoon to celebrate sexual diversity and expression.
APR Equality Forum
OUT OF TOWN EVENT
April 25th - May 1st, 2011 Philadelphia, PA www.equalityforum.com Equality Forum presents annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights forum. The Equality Forum includes over 50 programs, parties and special events with no registration free and all substantive programs for free. Featured events include National Equality Rally at Independence Hall, Art Exhibit, Int’l Equality Dinner at the National Constitution Center, SundayOUT! street festival & much more.
NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Fest. July 21st – 28th, 2011 SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd Street, NY between 8th & 9th Avenues 646-290-8136, www.newfest.org As New York City's premier LGBT film organization, NewFest empowers, educates, entertains, and provokes the culturally rich & diverse communities of the greater metropolitan region. NewFest's year-round programming includes NewFest: The NY Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, one of the most comprehensive showcases of international LGBT film/video in the world.
ATTRACTIONS Queens Pride
New York City Pride Week
June 5th, 2011 89th Street & 37th Avenue Jackson Heights 718-228-7599 www.queenspride.com Queens is New York’s largest borough geographically and has several gay neighborhoods including Astoria, Woodside and Jackson Heights. The annual pride celebration is held in Jackson Heights with a parade down 37th Avenue.
Brooklyn Pride June 11th, 2011 Prospect Park Park Slope, New York (9th Street and Prospect Park West) 718-928-3320 www.brooklynpride.org Held in Park Slope, one of New York City’s most concentrated lesbian neighborhoods, the Brooklyn Pride Parade is the Northeast’s only pride parade held at night. There is also a festival and events that include an Interfaith Service, a Pride Reception at Borough Hall, a 5K Pride Run, and an Official After Party.
Long Island Pride June 12th, 2011 starting at 1PM Main Street to Heckscher Park, Huntington, Long Island 631-225-2726 www.liprideparade.com The Long Island Pride Parade will be held along Main Street in Huntington Village. The Parade has become one of the largest parades outside of New York City in New York State. The Festival in the Park is the crown jewel of the Pride Day Celebration. Featuring all-live entertainment, food courts, community information booths, vendors of all kinds and much more. The festival is free for everyone to attend, with no admission charges. Families can enjoy our "PRIDE KIDDIE KORNER"Clown, Face Painting, FREE for the kids!
Jun 18th - 26th, 2011 Various locations around NYC 212-80-PRIDE, www.hopinc.org Heritage of Pride is a wholly volunteermanaged, non-partisan, tax-exempt, notfor-profit corporation that organizes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride events in New York City to commemorate and celebrate the Stonewall Riots.
Broadway Bares XXI Jun 19th, 2011 Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St, NY 212-840-0770 broadwaybares.com
JUL Bronx Pride July 9th, 2011 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Crotona Park 718-292-4368 www.bronxpride.org
NOV MIX NYC: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival Official 2011 dates TBA (previously on Nov 9th - 14th, 2010) Theater for the New City 151 First Avenue, New York, NY 212-742-8880 www.mixnyc.org Mix, New York's Experimental Film & Video Festival, was founded over a decade ago as an alternative to mainstream gay fests. Now entering its second decade, Mix continues to promote queer works that confront conventional cinema & break new ground.
Hells Kitchen / Theater District
ACCOMMODATIONS 3 Comfort Inn Times Square South 4 Comfort Inn Midtown West 5 Element by Westin Times Square West 13 Washington Jefferson Hotel 14 Wingate Inn Manhattan Midtown
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Balkanika Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge Club 57 (Saturdays at Providence) Gossip Bar & Restaurant Industry Rockit (Fridays at District 36) Vlada Lounge
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Theater / Shows
Charles Chatter Platter Broadway Wrap by Charles Wegmann Summer 2011 has brought with it an unusually wide variety of talent and titles set to dazzle theatre lovers headed to NYC. Allow me to sift through the trash and reveal the polished jewels you simply cannot afford to miss. This column would be remiss not to begin with Book of Mormon; the most brilliant, drop-dead, laugh-out-loud, politically incorrect and universally offensive show in this or any other town. You'll be Christmas shopping by the time you get over what this script by writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park) is able to get away with. Another winner is Anything Goes. Sutton Foster has turned Cole Porter's fabulous musical into pure gold with the help of Kathleen Marshall's truly thrilling choreography and a score that just does not quit. Sure to delight the ‘down under’ of anyone reading this map, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a jukebox musical that embraces every gay anthem ever pumped at a pride parade. The cast knocks the gay ball out of the park flawlessly relating that feel-good, crowd-pleasing story that made the movie the stuff of legend. Catch Me if You Can is a fun romp that allows the seemingly endless talent of Norbert Leo Butz to shine so brightly that I badly needed my shades. Making his Broadway musical debut is Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Both of these productions offer an enjoyable evening out and a refreshing blast of 60's kitsch. Robin Williams shines, but is not the only reason to try and catch the Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Rave reviews pouring in from all directions have made this the exciting new American play of the season. It's slightly weird, but in a very good way. Sister Act the Musical benefits from Whoopi Goldberg's nurturing as a producer to the role that was memorably hers in the film. Alan Menken’s score here is stirring and effective, running from scandalous to inspirational. If you're interested in discovering tomorrow's star tonight, check out Nina Arianda's performance alongside Jim Belushi and Robert Sean Leonard in the magnificent Born Yesterday. Nina channels a spoken-word Cyndi Lauper in her portrayal of a floozie turned scholar that defines her coming of age as an actress. The set design along with Doug Hughes' spot-on direction garners very high marks for this production.
Theater / Shows
FEATURED NIGHTLIFE 41 Barracuda
275 West 22nd Street / Chelsea Hours: Daily, 4pm – 4am, Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm – 9pm (2-for-1 drinks) This two room space with rear lounge and front bar has a laid back neighborhood feel and is usually filled with a down-to-earth, yet stylish crowd. TAGS: lounge, neighborhood bar, happy hour…
42 Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge
642 10th Avenue / Hell’s Kitchen www.bar-tiniultralounge.com Hours: Daily 4pm – 4am, Happy Hour: 4pm – 8pm (half priced drinks) This recently expanded lounge features two long bars and several cozy seating areas. The décor is mostly white & modern. A great place to go after work or to start off a big night out. TAGS: lounge, neighborhood bar, happy hour, DJs…
43 Boots & Saddle
76 Christopher Street / West Village www.bootsandsaddlenyc.com Hours: Happy Hour: 12pm – 8pm (drink specials) Small West Village bar with popular happy hour. Attracts an eclectic and mature crowd. TAGS: neighborhood bar, mature crowd, happy hour, go-go boys…
44 Boxers NYC
37 West 20th Street / Chelsea www.boxersnyc.com Hours: Mon – Fri 4pm – 2am, Sat – Sun 1pm – 2am This two level space (New York’s largest gay bar) features pool tables, brick oven pizza, beer on tap, full bar and plasma screens. The long-running happy hour and outdoor space help make Boxers NYC a popular gathering place for the city’s many gay sports clubs and fans. TAGS: sports bar, happy hour, outdoor space, pool tables, restaurant...
45 Club 57 Saturdays Providence, 311 West 57th Street / Hells Kitchen www.fveventsny.com Hours: Doors Open at 10pm, Open bar until 11pm, $15 before midnight, $20 after
With three levels spinning different beats, from house on the main floor to pop in the Triumph Room downstairs to smooth beats in the upstairs lounge, it's definitely the place to be if you'd like to get noticed.
46 Eagle NYC, The
554 West 28th Street / Chelsea www.eaglenyc.com Hours: Tue - Sat 10pm – 4am, Sunday 5pm – 4am. Several dark floors and a spacious roof deck make The Eagle NYC a serious drinking and cruising space for New York City’s local and leather community. TAGS: leather bar, mature crowd, bear bar, pool tables…
355 West 52nd Street / Hell’s Kitchen www.industry-bar.com Hours: Daily 4pm – 4am, Happy Hour: 4pm – 9pm (2-for-1 drinks) This former parking garage has been transformed into a stylish, gay hangout. Theatrical lighting and color-block panels behind the bar light up the 4,000 square foot space.
212 Eighth Avenue / Chelsea www.rawhide-nyc.com Hours: Mon – Sat 10AM – 4AM, Sun 12PM – 4AM Rawhide is leather, (of course) and has dancers nightly. TAGS: leather bar, neighborhood bar, dancers…
49 Rockit Fridays @ District 36 29 West 36th Street / Hells Kitchen www.fveventsny.com Hours: Doors open at 10pm, Open bar until 11pm, $10 before 12am, $15 after The new Rockit space at District 36 is even bigger and better! With three floors and an open vodka bar from 10-11pm, whet your whistle here and stay late dancing.
114 Christopher Street / West Village www.tysbarnyc.com Hours: Mon – Fri 2PM – 4AM, Sat – Sun 1PM – 4AM
In business since 1972,Ty's has remained popular with locals and visitors for decades.The laid-back and comfortable space is known for its friendly bartenders and relaxed t-shirts & jeans clad crowd. TAGS: neighborhood bar, bear bar, 30 and up crowd…
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FEATURED NIGHTLIFE CONTINUED... 51 Vlada Lounge
331 West 51st Street / Hell’s Kitchen - Midtown West www.vladabar.com Hours: Mon 4PM – 3AM, Tue – Sun 4PM – 4AM This sleek bar features infused vodkas, a food menu and weekly events and parties. A strip of ice along the bar keeps cocktail glasses chilled for the young, attractive patrons. TAGS: lounge, restaurant, weekly events and performances…
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East Side Evolve 221 Lips 227 Tool Box Townhouse Bar, The Web, The
Boiler Room, The Cock, The Eastern Bloc 26 Lucky Cheng's Nowhere Phoenix UC Lounge Urge Lounge Woody's
Hell's Kitchen 28 Balkanika Bamboo 52 42 Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge 45 Club 57 Escuelita Flavor Lounge 30 Gossip Bar & Restaurant 47 Industry Ninth Avenue Saloon Posh Ritz Lounge, The 49 Rockit Fridays @ District 36 Therapy 51 Vlada Lounge
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Cherry Grove FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Dune Point
134 Lewis Walk, Cherry Grove www.dunepoint.com Charming overnight accommodations including studios, one and two bedroom apartments rented daily, weekly, or seasonally Our location is secluded, yet just steps from town. View endless miles of Fire Island’s most beautiful white sandy beaches from our deck. Historic Dune Point is the only oceanfront guest house in Cherry Grove, a paradise beach community without roads or vehicles. This quaint town is connected only by wooden walkways, giving it a serene magical feeling. Cherry Grove is just 20 minutes from Long Island by passenger ferry and easily reached from New York City, 50 miles away.
2 Grove Hotel (& Ice Palace)
Holly Walk, Cherry Grove www.grovehotel.com Located in the very heart of Cherry Grove, the Hotel is central to the best that Fire Island has to offer. Only steps away are the beach, restaurants, shops, dance clubs and bars, catering to your every whim so you cannot only enjoy staying with us - you can also enjoy playing with us!
DINING Restaurants / Cafes 4 Cherry Grove Pizza Cherry Lane Cafe Floyd’s Restaurant 5 Island Breeze 6 Sweet Licks Top of the Bay Bistro
irst things first: Take off your watch and throw it into the bay. Shh....you won't miss it. Time has no meaning on Fire Island. Located just 50 miles from New York City, Fire Island is perhaps the most famous of all gay resorts. Depending on your preference, visit Cherry Grove with its full-service hotel, fine guest houses, restaurants, bars and dance clubs. Or choose Fire Island Pines and its quieter, more intimate residential feel. Regardless of where you stay, you'll think you've entered a different world as soon as you step foot on the Island. Foxes and deer, beach plums and blueberries. Eden and the fruit it bears. Stay up all night and watch the sunrise. Sleep late, lay on the beach, and let yourself go. Push your toes through the warm sand. Close your eyes on a sip of wine. Relax, dine and dance, and indulge yourself. The island is on fire!
179 Ocean Walk Bayview Walk 158 Bayview Walk 178 Bayview Walk (Dock Walk) 180 Bayview Walk 1 Dock Walk
631-597-6766 631-597-7859 631-597-7112 631-597-6570 631-597-6464 631-597-6028
NIGHTLIFE Bars / Clubs / Lounges / Piano / Cabaret 7 2 5 8
Bunkhouse, The Cherry's on the Bay Ice Palace Island Breeze Jumping Jacks Mallory Square
192 North Main St., Sayville 158 Bayview Walk Bayview Walk 178 Bayview Walk (Dock Walk) 106 Lewis Walk at the Ocean Cherry Grove Ferry Terminal
631-567-2865 631-597-7859 631-597-6600 631-597-6570 631-597-4174 631-589-8628
SHOPPING & SERVICES Attractions Fire Island Lighthouse
Car Service / Limousines Colonial Transportation, Inc.
282 Railroad Avenue
160 Main Walk
Clothing Beach Hut
Garden Shop Garden Grove
Hardware / Housewares Goodies
Jewelry / Jewelers Next Wave Jewelry & Clothing Bayview Walk
Real Estate Services A Summer Place Realty Bayview Walk Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate Main & Ocean Walks Shirley Munnell Real Estate
631-597-6140 631-597-3100 631-597-6467
Recreation Cherry Grove Marina
Shopping 10 Fernandy’s Feista Beach Shop - on the walk to the Beach Grove Market Main Walk 11 Rainbow Dreams Breezeway at Cherry Grove Hotel 12 This & That Ocean Walk
631-597-6239 631-597-3200 631-597-6416
Long Island Railroad www.mta.info/lirr/ 718-217-LIRR Sayville Ferry Service www.pagelinx.com/sayvferry/cg.htm 631-589-0810 South Bay Water Taxi 133 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore 631-665-8885
The Pines ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Ciel Madison, The Pines Bluff Overlook
Harbor Walk 22 Atlantic Walk 362 Ocean Walk
631-597-6500 631-597-6061 631-597-3064
DINING Restaurants / Cafes Canteen Pines Bistro Pines Pizza and Ice Cream
Harbor Walk 36 Fire Island Boulevard 36 Fire Island Boulevard
631-597-6010 631-597-6862 631-597-3597
NIGHTLIFE Bars / Clubs / Lounges / Piano / Cabaret Blue Whale, The Harbor Walk High Tea Deck Harbor Walk Mallory Square (at the ferry dock) Cherry Grove Ferry Terminal Pavilion, The Harbor Walk Sip N Twirl Pickety Ruff Walk
631-597-6500 631-597-6500 631-589-8628 631-597-6500 631-597-3599
SHOPPING & SERVICES Attractions Fire Island Lighthouse
Car Service / Limousines Colonial Transportation, Inc.
282 Railroad Avenue
Cards & Gifts Summer Solstice
Harbor Walk (above The Pantry)
Clothing (Men's) Gostoso Picketty Ruff Walk Gostoso on the Harbor
26 Fire Island Blvd Harbor Walk
Harbor Walk Harbor Walk
Food Stores / Markets Peter's Marina Meat Market Pines Pantry, The
Hardware / Housewares Pines Supply Company
Health Clubs / Gyms / Exercise & Fitness Deck, Pool and Gym
Real Estate Services Bob Howard Real Estate Pickety Ruff Walk D. Katen Fire Island Properties, Ltd. Harbor Walk Island Properties of The Pines, Inc. 37 Fire Island Blvd. Pines Harbor Realty
631-597-9400 631-597-7000 631-597-6900 631-597-7575
Transportation Services Long Island Railroad www.mta.info/lirr/ 718-217-LIRR Sayville Ferry Service www.pagelinx.com/sayvferry/cg.htm 631-589-0810 South Bay Water Taxi 133 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore 631-665-8885
Wine & Spirits Pines Liquor Store, The
Fire Island Events
Fire Island Dance Festival
Ascension Beach Party
July 15th - 17th, 2011 Fire Island Pines www.dradance.org/fireisland/ Since its founding in 1995, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival has become the Island’s most anticipated entertainment event of the season. The New York Times calls it “one of the 12 best parties of the year.” Choose one of three spectacular performances to see, all set with with Great South Bay as a backdrop.
JUL Pines Party
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Fire Island Pines, www.pinesparty.com Since 1999, when an Arabian tent city arose like an oasis along the shoreline of Fire Island, Pines Party has become an annual tradition that has evolved into a weekend-long event. Pines Party has become a world-class event that attracts partygoers from around the world, as well as the support of major corporate sponsors.
August 19th - 21st, 2011 Fire Island Pines www.ascensionparty.com Launched in 2006, Ascension Beach Party Weekend quickly became the most fun weekend of summer on Fire Island, with three days of amazing events including the Float Pool Party, the VIP Launch Party, and three nights at Pavilion nightclub with the world’s best DJ’s. If you only get one weekend to make it to the Pines this summer, Ascension is the one not to be missed! Ascension is the only gay and lesbian, daytime beach party in the New York metro area and the largest gay, daytime beach party in the North. Plan your getaway now to America’s #1 All Gay Beach Getaway for the Best Sunday of Summer!
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NIGHTLIFE 7 Cherry’s on the Bay 2 Ice Palace, The 8 Jumping Jacks
1 Dune Point 2 Grove Hotel
4 Cherry Grove Pizza 5 Island Breeze 6 Sweet Licks
SHOPPING & SERVICES 10 Fernandy’s Feista Beach Shop 11 Rainbow Dreams 12 This & That
Cherry Grove & The Pines
6 5 11
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Published on May 19, 2011
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