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Rainbow Playground

Manhattan doesn’t have the exclusive rights to play-spaces in the great NYC area. If you are in Queens the Rainbow Playground has an excellent space in a location convenient to Astoria & Queens.

Rainbow Playground, also known as Omega/Northern Studio, is a little tricky to find. The address is 35-12 Northern Boulevard, there’s a glass door with a handmade sign that says 35-06/35-12. Go through the door and up the stairs. You can take the R/M  train and get off at 36th St stop or E/F line when they run local, that will put you immediately by the door located on the same side of the street on your left. Or the N/Q train at 39th Street stop and just walk up Northern Boulevard towards 35th Street.  For guys with cars, you can park on the streets for free just north of Northern Boulevard.

After you climb up the stairs, there’s a long hallway with signs pointing to Rainbow House Playground, which will be on your right. You walk through the door, there’s a reception area with a desk on your left, you pay and enter through the door. The changing area is well lit with refreshments and seats to sit on while you change. The clothes check clerk takes your belongings and bags them up and gives you a number to remember. You walk through the doorway on your left.

As you walk through the doorway, on your left are lube and condoms as well as some more refreshments and on your right is a series of private rooms of different sizes in a spacious hallway. As you move along on the left is a wall and you travel around the corner there’s a huge area surround by curtains which is the main lounge area with a big screen projector/tv screen that plays movies or porn with small leather couches and chairs so you can take a break from all of the action. Not to mention there’s a quiet large private room located towards the back just before you pass through the curtains to waiting area for the bathrooms and sink.

The main area will be on your left with windows looking out on your right. You can go straight ahead to more private booths and play area or to your left with private booths, which further leads you to two bathrooms and small washroom curtain-covered sink area to wash your hands and body parts so you can get back to the action more quickly.

Around the corner is a small hallway that leads into the darkroom open play area. On your right behind a L-shaped line of curtains is a large bed where guys are more inclined to bareback or go raw. You can enter this area on either side of the room as it is in back of the space. If you pass this area, you will find more private rooms some with lights and others without. Guys tend to play in this open dark area as well as the private booths. Like I said before, the booths are vary in sizes, you should investigate and check out each one to find the one to your liking. As you travel around, you will find yourself back to the location you started. After several times of walking around you will become more familiar with the place and you will know how to navigate with ease.

Some of the regular events at the Rainbow Playground are Latin Leche (held each tuesday night), Handsome Men NYC (2nd & 3rd Sundays), Jacks of Color (most Monday evenings), as well as CumUnion at least once each month.

source: Gay Cruising Spot Info