Proudly falling for New York City
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Seemingly in honor of Gay Pride, New York unveiled its first grand public art project since Christo and Jean-Claude draped Central Park in orange banners for The Gates in 2005. The Waterfalls, by Olafur Eliasson, are so much more stunning in person. A really nice way of seeing them is via an unofficial tour by NY Water Taxi, $25 per person.
To mark this noteworthy occasion, we've rounded up some of our best recent New York City coverage so you can plan the perfect visit. Heading here for Pride? It's still not too late to book the deals included in our NYC Pride travel round up.
Traveling with Fido? Well, you'll want to consult our insider guide to gay- and dog-friendly New York.
Not sure which area in which to stay or where to walk around once you're here? Read through our comprehensive analysis of gay-friendly New York City neighborhoods. One especially happening part of town these days is Hell's kitchen. Click here to find out why this blazing hot 'hood is so damn cool. For overall trip-planning information -- where to stay, eat, play, meet and much more -- download our recently updated NYC Travel Guide.
Did you know that NYC is chock full of fascinating gay history going back hundreds of years? An article on the roaring '20s and '30s in the city that appeared in our spring 2008 issue highlighted just one important period in our collective LGBT past. There was a hugely energetic gay scene in different parts of the city, including Harlem. Pansy Balls (yes, that's the name) attracted many thousands of revelers to what were essentially early circuit parties.
Our research uncovered a rich trove of similar gay history in culture throughout New York over the last several centuries. So much so that we decided to publish a book of our findings! Read all about it in our new Out Traveler New York City guidebook.
Finally, the Big Apple's official tourism office recently launched its gay-specific micro-site. Click here to get the official take on gay New York. (It's hipper than you might guess!)