Happy Friday! From a monumental re-think of the National Mall to the landmarking of a historic gay bar, here’s what you need to know as we slide into the weekend:
This week the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the building that houses Julius’ Bar as an official city landmark. The bar was the site of a 1966 “Sip-In,” a protest that drew attention to discrimination against gay and lesbian New Yorkers.
That year, activists demonstrated against the city and state crackdown
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