7.6 out of 10

Stonewall Pl, West Village

Ranked 11th best street in West Village
40.7336925011457 -74.0022735005769
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"Not really a street, but ok. . . ."

Stonewall Place is the honorary name that was given to the block of Christopher Street between like West 4th and 6th Ave. The block is named after the Stonewall Inn which has a rich and colorful history to say the least. The Stonewall Inn was stables (like much of the West Village that we pay top dollar to live in); and then it became a restaurant in the 1930's. It was closed for some time until it became The Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Inn was the largest, most successful gay bar in the country in the '60's. A series of police raids led to the Stonewall Riots at the end of the '60's. These riots marked the first time that the gay community ever actually fought back for their rights. I may be kind of twisted but I would give my eye teeth to watch a bunch of Christopher Boys exercising a beat down on anything let alone cops. That must have been one hell of a sight.
The bar was reopened a few years ago, and that block on which it is located was given the name "Stonewall Place." Every year, the gay pride parade congregates at this block and that is a sight I have seen. It's madness . . and, very glittery.
The area has a huge LBGT demographic, so there are a lot of gay and gay friendly business. I tend to think that the West Village got so popular because the gays came in and cleaned it up. It's not as predominantly gay as it was 20 years ago, but "Stonewall Place" is definitely still a gay old time.
Pros
  • Beautiful area
  • Historic buildings
Cons
  • Pretty much only gay bars -- so a con if you're not into that
  • Loud at night and madness during Gay Pride and Halloween
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"A historic area"

Great nightlife with a lot of history is the name of the game in this part of Greenwich Village. The historic area has deep roots in the gay rights movement and remains a haven for the gay rights movement that continues today. Stonewall Bar pays homage to the events leading up to a very public gay rights movement and a small park commemorates the efforts. It's a great place to see for visitors as it allows all of us to truly understand the struggle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A historic part of the gay movement"

Stonewall place is part of Christopher street which is mostly well known as the place where the gay liberation movement started in the sixties – I can still picture the parades that would have taken place 40 yrs ago…. You can visit the Stonewall bar on Christopher street which has many photos on the wall of the events that occurred in the sixties. Also, Christopher park, across from the bar, has sculptures of various gay couples.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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