|American Apparel, 125th Street|
|Armani Exchange, Fifth Avenue|
Rainbow colors and rainbow flags were quite visible last week for gay pride week in the city. Originally designed by San Francisco artist, Gilbert Baker, the rainbow flag represents gay pride, and is often used to mark gay friendly establishments such as American Apparel, Bloomingdale's, and Armani Exchange. The rainbow colors also symbolize plurality and love of life. It is estimated that New York City has the largest self-identifying gay and bisexual community in the United States.