61 (corner): Was the
Village Voice offices, which moved here in
The Duplex, long-running cabaret where
Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen used to perform.
Site of The Lion's Head
The Lion's Head, bar for
drinkers with a writing problem: Norman Mailer,
Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hammill, Frank McCourt, etc. Actress Jessica Lange
was a waitress here. Later The Monkey's Paw.
Now the space is home to the Kettle of
Fish, another bar with an
The Mattachine Society, an early gay rights
group, used to have offices upstairs post-Stonewall.
The building at 59-61, despite appearances,
was built in 1987, and was co-designed by the co-author
of the AIA Guide, Norval White.
55 Bar; serious jazz club. Was Bradley's 55, described in 1966 as being home to "irresponsible but lovable Villagers,
uptown misfits and maladjustables from Boston."
53: Present site of Stonewall--this
seems to be half of the original bar.
51: Original address of the Stonewall Inn,
where a raid by the NYPD on June 27, 1969, resulted in a riot led by
drag queens that sparked the gay liberation movement.
45: Laina Jane, tiny lingerie boutique;
Greetings!, gay-themed card store. Philosopher Theodor
Adorno lived at this address.
35: Savon, many exotic bath products