Places connect us to the past, host community and cultural traditions, and keep local environments distinctive. City Lore and the Municipal Art Society founded the Place Matters project in 1998 to identify, promote, and protect such places in New York City.

Place of the Month

Knickerbocker Village

Located between the ramps of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges at the nexus of Manhattan’s historic Lower East Side and Chinatown districts, Knickerbocker Village was New York City’s first federally-subsidized housing development.
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Knickerbocker Village

Places that Matter

Place Matters ESRI Map

Place Matters ESRI Map

Click on the map above to see the many wonderful sites included on the The Census of Places That Matter, a grassroots survey of places in the five boroughs that the public finds important. The Census was created to help broaden the ways that preservation is understood and practiced in New York City. The Census offers an alternative approach to identifying, celebrating and preserving places that matter to the people and communities who love them.

News

September 12-23 2012

City Lore and Place Matters are proud to partner with the Asian American Arts Alliance, which will be mounting Locating the Sacred, a twelve-day, twenty-event festival that brings together artists and spaces in New York for creative explorations of the "sacred." 

 

 

 

 

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News & Events

Sandy's Cultural Impact

 


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