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Discover New York City

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

"Stonewall Inn is a gay bar & National Historic Landmark, site of the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement." The Stonewall Inn opened in 1966 by three members of the Mafia. It was illegal to be gay or own a gay establishment in 1966. The Mafia didn't care about the laws. On 28 June 1969 there were riots at the Stonewall when the police raided the bar.

The Stonewall Inn has been classified in the U.S. Register of Historic Places, as a U.S. Historic Landmark, a U.S. National Monument and a NYC Landmark. It is also know as the birthplace of the Pride movement. 

Stonewall Inn  53 Christopher Street