Category Archives: NYC

Chelsea Pines, Spartacus and New York: A Great Relationship Begins in the ’80′s

Briand Bedford-Eichler is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Spartacus.  He lives in Berlin and visited Chelsea Pines Inn for the first time 23 years ago.  His recollection is shared below in English and German. I will never forget my first visit … Continue reading

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A Guest’s Journey: Chelsea Pines and New York Provide Balance

by Jeanne Barrett Jeanne Barrett is a devoted guest of Chelsea Pines Inn.  She was born and spent her childhood in Seattle, but grew up in all the most essential ways in NYC.  She has been a teacher of the … Continue reading

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Fay Jacobs: Chelsea Pines, Prom and Mame. We’ll Always Be Bosom Buddies!

by Fay Jacobs Fay is the author of author of three hilarious memoirs about lesbian life, politics and her beloved hometown Rehoboth Beach DE.  She is the Publisher and Managing Editor of A&M Books, a successor to the legendary Naiad … Continue reading

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Tom Viola: Positively 14th Street

by Tom Viola Tom Viola is the executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), the nation’s leading industry-based not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.  In 2010, Tom received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.  BC/EFA presents several … Continue reading

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Michael Adams on SAGE and the Legacy of Ken Dawson

by Michael Adams Michael Adams is the Executive Director of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders).  SAGE is the oldest and largest organization in the country providing services and advocacy for LGBT seniors.  SAGE’s programs directly serve thousands of … Continue reading

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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of CBST Looks Back

by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Rabbi Kleinbaum serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah and is regarded as one of the most important rabbis in America. The national Jewish weekly, The Forward , named her as one of … Continue reading

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How to Make an Inn

by Jay Lesiger Jay Lesiger is the founder and owner of Chelsea Pines Inn. I wish I had a dollar for every time a Chelsea Pines guest or acquaintance has said to me, “I’ve always wanted to run an inn. … Continue reading

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Janis Siegel’s West Village Then and Now

by Janis Siegel Janis Siegel is a nine-time Grammy winning solo artist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer.  Since 1982, she has also built a successful solo career spawning many highly acclaimed and finely crafted solo albums as well … Continue reading

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The Road from Uncle Charlie’s 1986 to Broadway Today

by Tom Kirdahy Tom Kirdahy has dedicated his professional career and personal life working for LGBT causes. Tom spent nearly two decades as an attorney providing free legal services to people with HIV/AIDS, helping to create projects at Gay Men’s … Continue reading

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New York Then and Now

by Ed Salvato Ed Salvato is a leading gay travel expert, writer, and marketing consultant. He offers LGBT trip-planning tips on his website. New York City was a very different place when I visited the first time. It was the … Continue reading

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