The first march in U. While the route now starts at 36th Street and 5th Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets, the first march in U. Two thousand marchers began timidly, uncertain of the resistance they might encounter and whether they would even make it the 51 blocks. The parade permit was delivered only two hours before the march commenced.
Central Park has had numerous associations with the LGBT community since its creation in , including many areas popular for meeting and cruising, associations with Gay Pride Marches, and its restoration in the s. Cruising in the Ramble, s. Photographer unknown. Source: CNN.
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The Ramble in Central Park has long been known as a place where people prowl for anonymous sexual encounters. The same elements have made the Ramble, which is just north of the Lake in the heart of the park, a magnet for bird-watchers, who know it as one of the best spots around to see migrating warblers and other songbirds on the Atlantic flyway. From the sky, the birds spy the verdant rectangle of the park amid the gray cityscape and gravitate toward the Ramble, with its ample sources of food and water. On Wednesday, the divergent worlds collided, in an attack on a year-old woman who was raped and beaten near Strawberry Fields, a few blocks south and west of the Ramble.