The Seastreak ferry brings visitors from New York. Beach Fee: Free. Active military and families, free. Season permit grants access to parking at main pavilion and a separate lot. Long Branch Exit Vibe: The trendy restaurants and shops of Pier Village have enlivened this historic oceanfront resort. Families flock to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, a public park with a mile of sandy beach.
Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America , wrote that in the era after World War II , "New York City became the literal gay metropolis for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from both within and without the United States: the place they chose to learn how to live openly, honestly and without shame. The Stonewall Inn, located at 51 and 53 Christopher Street , along with several other establishments in the city, was owned by the Genovese crime family. Once a week a police officer would collect envelopes of cash as a payoff; the Stonewall Inn had no liquor license. It was the only bar for gay men in New York City where dancing was allowed;  dancing was its main draw since its re-opening as a gay club. Visitors to the Stonewall Inn in were greeted by a bouncer who inspected them through a peephole in the door. The legal drinking age was 18, and to avoid unwittingly letting in undercover police who were called "Lily Law", "Alice Blue Gown", or "Betty Badge"  , visitors would have to be known by the doorman, or look gay. Patrons were required to sign their names in a book to prove that the bar was a private "bottle club", but rarely signed their real names.
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This is a list of gay villages , urban areas with generally recognized boundaries that unofficially form a social center for LGBT people. Some may be gay getaways , such as Provincetown or Guerneville. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues.