Happy NYC Pride 2014

Today’s Christopher Street Pride 2014 fragrance sampling location is The 44th Annual NYC Pride Parade (Moving Target). I will be out and about today in the West Village from 1pm-5pm handing out free samples of Christopher Street and taking in the day’s festivities. It has been a tremendous week of sampling on Christopher Street. Definitely …more…

Happy Christopher Street Liberation Day

Stonewall Inn, June 2014

All this week on Christopher Street, Charenton Macerations has been celebrating 45 years of queer liberation, commemorating some of our favorite stories, places, and events connected with the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City. Today, June 28th, officially marks the 45th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots, that infamous night in ’69 …more…

Walking Christopher Street: The Stonewall Inn

A Brief History of The Stonewall Inn (51-53 Christopher Street) First built in 1843, the buildings at 51 and 53 Christopher Street were constructed as six stables, and at the time were best known for housing the delivery horses for Saks Fifth Avenue. The two buildings were converted into one connecting structure in 1930, and …more…

Walking Christopher Street: Jefferson Market

A Brief History of Jefferson Market (Greenwich Ave between W 10th St. and Christopher Street) Jefferson Market was first established in 1833. At the time, the site consisted of rows of merchants’ sheds and a tall wooden lookout tower used for spotting nearby fires. It was one of three markets serving the …more…

Walking Christopher Street: Christopher Park

A Brief History of Christopher Park (Christopher Street and Grove Street at Seventh Avenue South) Like most of the land surrounding Christopher Street, the site that would become Christopher Park was once part of a Dutch tobacco farm until the English took over New York during the 17th century. With …more…

Walking Christopher Street: Boots & Saddle

A Brief History of Boots & Saddle (76 Christopher Street) Since 1974, Boots & Saddle Bar has been a Christopher Street staple. Located just off of 7th Avenue, (down the street from Village Cigars) Boots & Saddle is often referred to as the perfect neighborhood dive bar, opening its doors during the …more…

Walking Christopher Street: Pier 45

About Christopher Street Pier (Pier 45) Following the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, a pier at Christopher Street was first constructed in 1828. The waterfront pier served as a main entry point for necessary incoming building materials and supplies required for expansion happening in northern Manhattan. The pier opened the same …more…

Christopher Street Pride Day 2: The Pier

Hitting the Pier It’s Pride 2013 week in NYC and it’s going to be another extremely hot day on Christopher Street. Because of this, today’s sampling location is dedicated to the sunbathers that line the length of Christopher Street Pier. Yes, today’s free fragrance sampling location is Hudson River Park …more…

Christopher Street Pride and Samples

It’s Pride Week in New York City, and celebrations are already underway on Christopher Street. The first official Pride March took place in 1970, one year after the infamous Stonewall Riots of 1969. Marchers started at Christopher Street and marched up 6th Avenue to the Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park. …more…