02/11/2014 12:28 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

New York Preservationists Push To Protect Stonewall, Other LGBT Historic Sites In Greenwich Village


WEST VILLAGE — Preservationists are pushing for extra protections for the Stonewall Inn and the bar Julius', citing the Village venues' role in the push for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

The Stonewall, at 52 Christopher St., and Julius', at 159 W. 10th St., are already largely protected from demolition because they are located in a historic district, but the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation is calling on the city to make them individual landmarks to ensure their history is not forgotten.

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