“President Barack Obama declared the bar on Christopher Street in the West Village, where 47 years ago police mounted a raid and a diverse group of LGBT patrons fought back, and its surrounding area to be a protected National Park Service spot. The actual monument covers a 7.7-acre area that includes the bar, which remains a private business, as well as a broader section around Christopher Street and 7th Avenue, which was the heart of the city’s gay community for decades.”

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