The Stonewall Inn Liquor Licenses and Permits

Mackenzie Farkus filed this request with the State Liquor Authority of New York.
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From: Mackenzie Farkus

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

All of The Stonewall Inn's liquor licenses and permits between 1966-1969 and 1990-2018. The Stonewall Inn is located in New York City at 51-53 Christopher St.

I am a career journalist with work that has appeared in various publications such as MuckRock, The Simmons Voice, and The Westwood Horizon. I am willing to pay any reasonable expenses associated with this request, however, as the purpose of the requested disclosure is in full conformity with the statutory requirements for a waiver of fees, I formally request such a waiver.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Mackenzie Farkus

From: State Liquor Authority

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From: State Liquor Authority

Good Afternoon Mackenzie,

Attached are the current license renewal applications/licenses for The Stonewall Inn. The renewals happen every two years. The last page(s) on each of these attachments are copies of the licenses. In the 15/17 and 17/19 attachments the paperwork preceding the licenses are the applications for renewal. We are currently working through our historical data to help with the earlier license information in your request.

Audrey Ruffinen
Public Information Officer

New York State Liquor Authority
Alfred E. Smith Office Building, Suite 900
80 South Swan Street, Albany, NY 12210-8002
(518) 474-3114 |<><>
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