Water Colony


The Sea Colony was one of the most popular lesbian bars in Greenwich Village by at least 1955 through the 1960s.

A popular of author and activist Joan Nestle, and others, it had been a sanctuary specifically for working-class lesbians during the time, in spite of being Mafia-run and often raided because of the authorities.

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The ocean Colony, very first floor of 52, 50, and 48 Eighth Avenue (left to right), 1964. (more…)