Julius’ Listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places!
March 24, 2016
Julius’ bar, 2016. Photo by Christopher D. Brazee/NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project’s nomination of Julius’ bar to the National Register of Historic Places moved one step closer today when it was officially listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places.
A press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday included Julius’ as one of 19 sites across the state recognized for their significance to New York state history.
The 1966 ‘Sip-In’ at Julius’, which approaches its 50th anniversary in April, is considered an important event in the pre-Stonewall gay rights movement and a big step forward in the development of legitimate (rather than mob-owned) LGBT bars in New York City.