8. Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse

The Gay Activist Alliance was housed at this former firehouse at 99 Wooster Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron District. The alliance mobilized and lobbied for gay civil rights. Their famous tactic, “zap” actions, were direct actions intended to garner media attention for their causes. The Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse became a kind of community center, hosting meeting and parties while it was housed there. While the firehouse at Wooster street is listed specifically in the historic district report as a place of significance, it is not listed for its LGBT significance.