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Christopher Street & environs

Is this the gay part of NYC again? I have a friend who lives in NYC, and he always seems to be hanging out in that area.

by Anonymousreply 2201/05/2013

It's gay for a. gentlemen of a certain age; and b. gay African-American kids visiting from Harlem & Jersey.

Not what it used to be, of course.

by Anonymousreply 101/03/2013

It's mostly straight families and NYU trash now. Young gay men can't afford it and are in Brooklyn. The few gay men who still live in the WV are "of a certain age."

by Anonymousreply 201/03/2013

Chelsea is New York's gay capital, has been for a while now.

by Anonymousreply 301/03/2013

Is your friend 80 or a ghost?

by Anonymousreply 401/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 501/03/2013

He's in his 30s, R4.

by Anonymousreply 601/03/2013

It's too bad that it has become dangerous because it really has atmosphere, unlike Hell's Kitchen & Chelsea. The little cobblestone streets & shops, trees, what not. I still go to Ty's occasionally. But I remember Sunday afternoons on Christopher St. used to be packed, going on bar tours and going to visit friends there.

by Anonymousreply 701/03/2013

[quote]Chelsea is New York's gay capital, has been for a while now.


by Anonymousreply 801/03/2013

What changed? A WEHO-like transformation where they gays were forced out?

by Anonymousreply 901/03/2013

The neighborhood was colonized by merchant bankers, hedge fund managers, trust fund trash, and the like, R9. Rents soared and so long interesting shops, the butcher, baker, candlestick maker, and bookstores. Part of Bleeker Street looks like Madison Ave. South now.

Yeah, I'm an eldergay and I know things change, but watching the Village's charm and character disappear is heartbreaking.

by Anonymousreply 1001/03/2013

This change happened at least 20 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 1101/03/2013

I haven't been in that area in years. Is the Dugout still around? I remember a lot of tranny trade in the area, especially near the West Side Highway.

by Anonymousreply 1201/03/2013

[quote]The neighborhood was colonized by merchant bankers, hedge fund managers, trust fund trash, and the like,

Really? This is all I see when I'm there.

by Anonymousreply 1301/03/2013

This article is about the West Village at night in 2009.It's pretty shocking.

by Anonymousreply 1401/03/2013

There are 14 gay bars in HK right now. HK is the queermosexual capital of the world.

by Anonymousreply 1501/03/2013

Is the Village really like that article at R14?

by Anonymousreply 1601/03/2013

Hell's Kitchen was named that because the neighborhood was so impoverished and violent (it was originally called Clinton I think) now the name is kind of laughable considering they have a gay themed "urban resort" called The Out.

by Anonymousreply 1701/03/2013

R16, no it is not. The NY Post is a sensationalist rag.

by Anonymousreply 1801/03/2013

Manhattan is dead. The hot gay neighborhood now is: ASTORIA!

by Anonymousreply 1901/03/2013

Give me an uncut hairy Greek from Astoria any day, mary!

by Anonymousreply 2001/05/2013

Where are the Italian men? Little Italy isn't like it used to be.

by Anonymousreply 2101/05/2013

The Greeks who live in Astoria are born in the US. They are cut.

by Anonymousreply 2201/05/2013
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