November 17, 2021
Real Estate

It’s No Coincidence That These Historic LGBTQ Haunts Are Now Prime Real Estate—Here’s Why

If the real estate industry has a mantra, it’s “location, location, location,” a phrase even those least likely to peruse Zillow have heard many times over. Contrary to popular belief, though, location isn’t everything; there’s another factor that massively plays into a neighborhood’s or building’s value: history. And, though there are a number of important moments—presidential inaugurations, peace treaties, and vaccine developments, to name a few—that have painted the landscape of America’s future, the month of June hits a little differently.

Though Greenwich Village had long been the neighborhood of choice for artists and others who sought a bohemian lifestyle in New York, it was an event that took place in the wee hours of June 28, 1969, in which New York’s queer community made history. Though they came at a high cost, the six-day-long Stonewall Riots became a…

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