Surviving NYC Stonewall Riots Images Republished

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The NYT's City Room has posted a set of images related to the Stonewall riots of 1969 shot on July 2, five nights after the raid. The photo above shows the corner of Seventh Avenue, Christopher, and West 4th street. The West Side Savings Bank occupied the space and apparently the windows had been smashed and the lights were on to discourage any further vandalism.

The intersection was still completely cobblestones, it appears.

The shot below is of the Stonewall Inn. The Times says the bar had draped a string of light bulbs over its marquee signaling to customers that it was safe to return.

Much more explanation at City Room, with a couple more photographs.

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Comments

  1. MT says

    This should remind us what ‘gay pride’ is really all about. Even after all the bitching and nonsense that seems to characterize us now, I really am very proud of us.

  2. Ralph says

    I love that the Stonewall is still there and has a great friendly crowd of locals and tourists …. all the attitude is up in Hells Kitchen and Chelsea …. real people with crowds with less of the Gay personality disorders found in most places in NYC.

  3. Eric says

    Cheers for posting. This is one of the defining moments in gay history (if not *the* moment) and its memory should be kept alive)

    (the first link is broken – it starts with vhttp://)

  4. Michael says

    That’s a great historic shot, Andy. As an aside, it’s also great to see the original streets of NY. They weren’t paved over with cheap asphalt until the city went bankrupt in the 70’s, when a lot of unfortunate decisions were made regarding the city’s original aesthetics, including the removal of several gargoyles that originally embellished the older buildings.

  5. jblxxx says

    Are there any other pictures besides the only 4 pics that are shown, I was born in 69 and came out at 16, even hung out in stonewall and never really new anything about the riots til years later. I just want to say thank you and god bless all who suffered and stood up for gay rights. my only wish is for the young gays to appreciate the true meaning of gay pride. its not just a day to go cruise and party all night long its a day to pay homage to all of those who suffered and stood up for our gay rights.

  6. says

    JUST WANTED TO SAY THE PHOTO OF GREENWICH VILLAGE IN 1969 AT THE CORNER OF CHRISTOPHER ST.& W.4-TH (SHERIDAN SQ.) IS TRULY FABULOUS !A REAL PIECE OF GAY HISTORY-CAPTURED ON FILM FOR ETERNITY.ALSO,WANTED TO COMMEMORATE THOSE BRAVE SOULS THAT FINALLY FOUGHT BACK AGAINST THE “PIGS”-(POLICE) OF THE ERA THAT REGULARLY ABUSED AND VILLIFID GAYS WITH IMPUNITY.THANKS TO THEM,THE PIONEERS,WE ENJOY BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITIES FROM SOCIETY AT LARGE.BACK THEN,NOTHING GOOD WAS EVER SAID OR THOUGHT OF ABOUT GAY MEN OR LESBIANS-WE WERE BRANDED MONSTERS BY THE CHURCH AND SOCIETY AND MOST PEOPLE SIMPLY DID NOT QUESTION OR CHALLENGE THOSE PERVASIVE AND ERRONEOUS BELIEFS.