"Gay Beach" at Riis Park, 1960. Courtesy of Randy Wicker. History. Located on a mile-long section of Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, Jacob Riis Park was named after the turn-of-the-20th-century social reformer and photojournalist. Historically, New York City beaches have been popular public social gathering places for the LGBT community where Author: New York Unexpurgated, 1966 Guidebook.
On July 4, police made sweeps and arrests at a gay beach in New York City, much to the surprise of beachgoers. At the far corner of Jacob Riis Park—a gay beach that has been a notorious LGBT Author: Mary Emily O'hara.
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Jun 25, 2018 · According to the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, this stretch of beach in the Far Rockaway region of Queens has been a queer haven since the 1940s. On Sunday, as the Pride March was in full swing, queer New Yorkers braved strong winds and a Author: Them.