Places that Matter

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Place Explorer: What New Yorkers Find Beautiful

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
412 E. 85th St. Upper East Side Manhattan Unusual wooden farmhouse amid the New York City grid
Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn A black-owned Bed & Breakfast and the only one in Bed-Stuy
Alexander Calder's Terrazzo Sidewalk Upper East Side Manhattan Sidewalk art by sculptor and artist Alexander Calder
Alice Austen House Rosebank Staten Island Historic home of photographer that exhibits her works
Alley Pond Park Douglaston Queens Second largest park in Queens and home to the largest high ropes adventure course in the Northeast
Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts Lower East Side Manhattan Art, concert & performance space in a historic synagogue building
Astoria Pool & Park Astoria Queens One of the city's 11 giant WPA-era pools
BAMcafe Fort Greene Brooklyn Upstairs eatery at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that offers performances and a place to gather
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sunset Park Brooklyn Striking church run by the Redemptorist Fathers
Broken Angel Clinton Hill Brooklyn Artistically modified home with features like found-item stained glass windows and a roof-top camera obscura
Brooklyn Bears Community Garden Prospect Heights Brooklyn A community garden for over two decades
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Prospect Heights Brooklyn Extensive gardens and diverse greenhouses mark this Brooklyn oasis
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Waterfront walkway offering spectacular views along the East River
Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Museum and library devoted to Brooklyn's history
Carnegie Hall Midtown Manhattan One of the premier concert venues in the world
Cathedral of St. John the Divine Morningside Heights Manhattan Seat of the Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of New York, cultural center and architectural wonder
Central Park Central Park Manhattan Perhaps New York's most famous oasis
Christmas House Pelham Gardens Bronx Every year, this house is extensively adorned with hand-made holiday decorations
Church of the Intercession Washington Heights Manhattan Church founded by J.J. Audubon and designed by Bertram Goodhue
City Hall Park Civic Center Manhattan Historic public space that forms the lawn of City Hall
Claremont Riding Academy (former) Upper West Side Manhattan One of the city's oldest stables, now closed
Cooper Station, US Post Office East Village Manhattan Graciously designed WPA-era post office
Eldridge Street Synagogue Chinatown Manhattan First great synagogue constructed by Eastern European Jews in U.S.
Flatiron Building Flatiron Manhattan Famous three-sided skyscraper
Fordham Manor Reformed Church Fordham Bronx One of the first ministries in the Bronx, chartered in 1696
Fruit Street Sitting Area Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Park with views of Lower Manhattan and the harbor
Gage and Tollner (former) Downtown Brooklyn Brooklyn's oldest restaurant until its close in 2004
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Midtown Manhattan Charitable organization founded in 1785 by skilled craftsmen that offers cultural, educational, and social services to members and their families
Governors Island Governors Island Manhattan Former military base now transformed into a public park
Grace Court Alley Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Block of intact historic carriage houses
Greene Street Cobblestones Greenwich Village Manhattan Street paving from the 19th century
Hall of Fame for Great Americans University Heights Bronx Historic outdoor hall of fame offering panoramic views
High Line (formerly High Line Elevated Railroad) Chelsea Manhattan Manhattan's first and only elevated all-freight rail service, now an innovative park
Hindu Temple Society of North America Downtown Flushing Queens A major center for the Hindu community
Jackson Heights Historic District Jackson Heights Queens Neighborhood planned as a "Garden City"
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Lighthouse Hill Staten Island Unique museum of Tibetan and Buddhist works planned and built by Jacques Marchais in the 1940s
Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor (former) Richmond Hill Queens Classic ice cream parlor famous for heaping servings
Jefferson Market Courthouse and Garden, now a branch of the NYPL Greenwich Village Manhattan Former site of a Women's House of Detention and one of the most loved buildings in Greenwich Village
Judson Memorial Church Greenwich Village Manhattan Church that fosters the arts community
Kaufmann Conference Center Murray Hill Manhattan Rare U.S. interior designed by Alvar Aalto
La Guardia Corner Gardens Greenwich Village Manhattan Luxuriously-planted community garden on land owned by New York City
La Plaza Cultural East Village Manhattan A vast community garden and performance space
Limestone Frieze of Moses Weeksville Brooklyn Public art adorning the grounds of the Kingsborough Houses
Loew's Paradise Theater (former) Fordham Bronx Sumptuous former movie palace turned theater
Magnolia Tree Earth Center Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Environmental center and site of a "living" landmark
Masonic Hall Midtown South Manhattan Grand Lodge of the New York Masons
Moravian Cemetery Dongan Hills Staten Island Beautifully landscaped cemetery dating from the 18th century
Mosaic Benches at Grant's Tomb Morningside Heights Manhattan Colorful community art project
Mosaic House Boerum Hill Brooklyn Private home transformed into work of art
North Bronx Bikeway (Mosholu-Pelham Greenway) Pelham Bay Park Bronx Scenic bike path from Van Cortlandt to Pelham Park