When the weather is warm, you can bike, skate or run all the way from Chelsea to Battery Park on the waterfront Hudson River Park. The pier at Christopher Street has plenty of hunky men too.
For fifty years, presenting the works of gay artists who display an unambiguously queer sensibility, especially those denied access to mainstream venues. They have new exhibitions, an art bookstore, prints, and a foundation with a permanent colleciton.
Homo history. From the corner of Christopher and Gay streets, site of the Stonewall riot of 1969, it's only a block west to the Stonewall Inn. Across the street are George Segal's famous Gay Liberation sculptures.
Cruising the waterways of New York with Circle Line, a relaxing and fun way to see the world's most famous skyline, with numerous cruises to choose from. Beverages, wine, beer, cocktails and food available and tour guides on board. Pier 83, W 42nd Street; 212-563-3200; Circleline42.com
City Sights has hop-on, hop-off bus tours with a fleet of 60 double-decker buses with top-deck-only seating to view New York City’s attractions. They also offer harbor cruises, museum visits, helicopter tours, and shopping day trips. CitySights NY Visitor Center (Lobby of Madame Tussauds), 234 West 42nd Street; 212-812-2700; Citysightsny.com
Head out of town. If you know Manhattan like the back of your hand, head to one of the outer boroughs. The queer arts scene of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a great day trip, while the Latin bars of Jackson Heights, Queens, are fun in the evening. See The Other New York, by Jonathan Vatner, from our February 2010 print issue.
This former train trestle was transformed into the city's newest park. Three stories in the air, it has some breathtaking views of the skyline. Located on Manhattan's West Side, it runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. See the website for a map you can download. The High Line is open 7am to 10pm daily, last entrance at 9:45pm. Access is possible by way of these access points: Gansevoort Street; 14th Street (elevator access); 16th Street (elevator access); 18th Street and 20th Street. Phone 212-206-9922 for more information.