在这种情况下，克里斯托弗街上的斯通沃尔酒店成为格林威治村的重要机构。 它体积大且价格低廉，欢迎在大多数其他同性恋酒吧回避的“扮装皇后”，变性者和性别不安的人。 此外，它还是许多逃亡者和无家可归的同性恋青年的夜间住所。 与大多数其他格林威治村的同性恋酒吧一样，石墙旅馆由黑手党的热那亚犯罪家族拥有和控制。 没有酒牌，酒吧保持营业，并通过每周向腐败的警察支付现金来免受袭击。 斯通沃尔的其他“被忽视”的违规行为包括酒吧后没有自来水，没有消防通道以及很少工作的厕所。 卖淫和毒品销售也发生在俱乐部。 尽管有缺点，但石墙还是非常受欢迎，它是纽约市唯一允许同性恋者跳舞的酒吧。
In this case, the Stonewall Hotel on Christopher Street became an important institution in Greenwich Village. It is large and inexpensive, and welcomes “dress queens”, transsexuals, and gender-unsettled people who avoid it in most other gay bars. In addition, it is a night residence for many fugitives and homeless gay youth. Like most other gay bars in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn is owned and controlled by the mafia’s Genoa criminal family. Without a liquor license, the bar stays open and is protected from attacks by paying cash to corrupt police every week. Other “neglected” violations at Stonewall include no running water behind the bar, no fire escapes, and few working toilets. Prostitution and drug sales also occur at clubs. Despite its shortcomings, Stone Wall is very popular and it is the only bar in New York City that allows gays to dance.