Best places to find the "gay community"
Located in the former site of the Food and Maritime Trades High School, this center for the LGBT community was established in 1983 and is now the second-largest center of its kind wordwide. It hosts meetings and events for more than 300 groups and receives more than 6,000 visitors weekly.
- 208 W 13th St, (between Greenwich and Seventh Aves)
The LGBT community center of the Bronx is a wide-reaching affair, offering support services for youth and adults (such as individual and group counseling, legal help, trans rap groups and HIV services, as well as a crisis hotline, 866-4GAYCARE); plus plenty of cultural and social events, from yoga and hip-hop dance classes to annual Pride parties.
- 448 E 149th St, (at Third Ave)
The world's largest collection of items collected by and about lesbians, founded in 1975, resides in this grand Park Slope townhouse, where you are welcome to come and browse the fascinating stacks of books, photos, videos, periodicals, special collections, and ephemera, from clothing and political buttons to sex toys. Watch for open houses and special events (like readings, screenings and discussions), and know that the staffers here are willing to help you find what you're looking for.
- 484 14th St, (between Eighth Ave and Prospect Park West)