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Stonewall National Monument is a 7.7-acre (3.1 ha) U.S. National Monument in the West Village neighborhood of Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The designated area includes the 0.19-acre (0.077 ha) Christopher Park and the block of Christopher Street bordering the park, which is directly across the street from the Stonewall Inn—the site of the Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969, widely regarded as the start of the modern LGBT rights movement in the United States.
Stonewall National Monument is the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to LGBT rights and history. It received its National Monument designation on June 24, 2016.
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A pleasant little park in Greenwich Village that is the home to the Stonewall National Monument statue by sculptor George Segal. On 28th June 1969 the Stonewall Inn was raided and 13 people were... more »
How fortunate that the Stonewall Inn has been preserved as a reminder of the days when certain freedoms did not extend to all of our citizens. Besides the inn itself, the Stonewall National Monument.... more »
This park is well maintained and obviously gets a lot of love! It's a nice little quiet spot compared to the rest of New York City, and, unlike some other parks, is very clean. The rangers are helpful and informative, and whoever runs the park changes things up occasionally. Well worth the visit, and it's surrounded by history!
The day I went to visit the plaza,that was during the month of June, and specially this year 2019, there was the 50 years commemoration of the Stonewall Inn uprising. The mood was festive despite an strong presence of police while all kind of people- families, young, old, group of students, couples were there taking pictures. I think this plaza is a very distinctive part of NYC that needs to be visited to understand why so many people that feel non welcome in their towns in United States and the world feel they have found their family, their tribe in the few blocks of Greenwhich Village, and they never want to leave.
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