... everyone, hope you’re all doing well. Want to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Also want to Thank Johnny Banks and Chuck from Montclair New Jersey for sending this AMAZINGLY creative Easter card that they handmade and all the wishes! We are so lucky to have you guys in our lives and look forward to seeing you for the Easter Holiday. John & Chuck have made so many different contributions to our blog and our community. But it is not what you give to us, it’s who you guys are as people that makes knowing you so special And Thank you, Thank you [...]
... for about 2 or 3 minutes her butt was hanging out the door in all it’s glory! It would have been humiliating had the press shot her from that angle because her butt was not tiny at that point. Not one photo appeared of her getting into the helicopter. I didn’t see any of her walking to it either! But that was just a sidenote next to what we discovered later that night. We assumed ET or A Current Affair had filmed her that day and we were right. It turns out she was on her way to New [...]
... year was 1988, Ronald Reagan was unable to seek re-election after serving his two terms elected and Vice President George H.W. Bush won the republican nomination. Below we have a “Gay Lesbian Vote 88″ button of the time contributed to backinthegays.com by our extended family John from Montclair New Jersey, Thank you. Contributed to backinthegays.com by John from MontClair New ...
... areas of the West Village (Charles Street would be one, Christopher would be the other and 10th Street also bore his name Amos at one time). At that time Christopher Street only went west till what we know today as Weehawken Street, which was laid out in 1829 and is the shortest street in the West Village. Not to long after the city continued to landfill its way north up the Hudson River and created a man made extension of Christopher Street onto West Street. Christopher Street is the first New Jersey PATH stop in Manhattan on the 33rd [...]
... till 1910. In 1911 the hotel reopened and operated under the name “New Hotel Keller” till 1929 (from 1929 to 1993 the hotel was listed under the name Keller Abington Hotel). By 1939 it became Renee Tavern which housed mostly transient sailors of all nationalities till 1949. In 1950 the space became Charles Bar & Grill and stay open till 1955. The mid 1950′s to early 1960′s saw the decline of the maritime industry on the Hudson River and moved to Brooklyn & New Jersey where there was more space. During this time Keller’s Bar opened in 1956 and [...]
... U.S.A. was housed in an old 1918 Theater named “Central Theater” that was designed by Herbert J. Krapp and built by the Shuberts. Before Club USA, this building was a Minsky Burlesque Theater owned by developer Arthur Cohen. Club U.S.A. was on 47th Street 218 West and opened in late 1992. Club USA was well known for its Sunday night party named “Bump” which drew hundreds of gay men from all five boroughs, tourist and New Jersey. The theme for Club U.S.A.: Bring the sex and neon of Time Square indoors. The main dance floor is connected to the [...]
... Spuds M.C. 3″ which was for there third anniversary, the other reads: “L.I. Spuds M.C. 5″ which was for there fifth anniversary, last one reads: “L.I. Spuds M.C. Horsin Around 76″ which was a membership button. We’re not sure when they disbanded or if they were acquired by another motorcycle group, any information would greatly be appreciated. Buttons were contributed to backinthegays.com by one of our extended family member’s John from Montclair New Jersey, Thank you so much. Contributed by one of our extended family member’s John from Montclair, Thank ...