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Place Explorer: African/American

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
369th Regiment Armory Central Harlem Manhattan Home of the World War I Harlem Hellfighters
464 W 152nd Street, Harlem Hamilton Heights Manhattan Civil Rights activist Dorothy Height's long-time residence
4W Circle of Art & Enterprise (former) Fort Greene Brooklyn Women's collaborative store offering African-inspired goods
African American Wax Museum of Harlem Central Harlem Manhattan Museum devoted to Afro-American art and culture, offering wax mannequins of famous African Americans
African Burial Ground National Monument Civic Center Manhattan Colonial-era burial ground for African-Americans
African People's Farmers Market Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Thriving community-based farmers market
Akwaaba Cafe (former) Stuyvesant Heights Brooklyn Once popular African-Diaspora restaurant
Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn A black-owned Bed & Breakfast and the only one in Bed-Stuy
Alhambra Theatre and Ballroom (former) Central Harlem Manhattan The last standing of Harlem's historic dance halls
Apollo Theater Harlem Manhattan Legendary music and performance venue
Billie Holiday Theatre Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn 200-seat theater in Bedford-Stuyvesant offering an alternative to Broadway
Bobby's Happy House Records (former) Central Harlem Manhattan The first black-owned business opened on 125th street after WWII
Bridge Street AWME Church Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn The oldest African-American congregation in Brooklyn
Brownstone Books (former) Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn African-American focused bookstore offering author readings/lectures, special events, and book clubs for adults and children
Brownsville Heritage House Brownsville Brooklyn African American cultural center
Concord Baptist Church Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn One of Brooklyn's largest African-American congregations
Convent Avenue between 140th & 150th Streets Hamilton Heights Manhattan Street with architectural, historic and cultural significance
Elks Lodge #127 (former site of) Central Harlem Manhattan Where the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters, a black union, was founded in 1925
Elks Plaza Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Home of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks
Federation of Black Cowboys Howard Beach Queens A slice of the American West in Queens
Harlem Hospital Center Central Harlem Manhattan A leader in healthcare education for African Americans
Harlem Record Shack (former) Harlem Manhattan Longtime Harlem record store
Harlem River Houses Sculptures Central Harlem Manhattan WPA sculptures in a landmark public housing development
Indigo Cafe and Books (former) Fort Greene Brooklyn Black-owned bookstore, cafe and community space, now online
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Fort Greene Brooklyn Church notable for its efforts in the anti-slavery movement, supporting women in the ministry, and on behalf of working people and immigrants
Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center Corona Queens Home of New York City's largest Black Heritage collection
Liberation Books Central Harlem Manhattan Independent African American bookstore
Limestone Frieze of Moses Weeksville Brooklyn Public art adorning the grounds of the Kingsborough Houses
Louis Armstrong House Museum Corona Queens Queens museum and cultural center in former residence of important jazz musician
Madiba Restaurant Fort Greene Brooklyn Fort Greene restaurant serving South African cuisine
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center Washington Heights Manhattan Memorial and educational center at the former Audubon Ballroom
Minton's Playhouse Central Harlem Manhattan After-hours hangout for jazz musicians and the birthplace of bebop
MoCADA Downtown Brooklyn Museum promoting art, history and culture of the African Diaspora
National Black Theatre East Harlem Manhattan Nonprofit with a mission to serve African American performers and audiences
Nkiru Center for Education and Culture Crown Heights Brooklyn African/American focused bookstore, formerly called Nkiru Books
P.S. 67 Charles A. Dorsey School Fort Greene Brooklyn First independently-led Brooklyn school for African American students
Prince Hall Lodge Brownsville Brooklyn Historic Black Masonic lodge
Sandy Ground Rossville Staten Island Community founded by free-blacks in the early 1800s
Siloam Presbyterian Church Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Church thought to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad
Sista's Place Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Coffeehouse and performance space that supports activism
Skylight Gallery Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Gallery featuring work by artists from Africa and the Diaspora
Slave Theater (former) Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn First opened as the Regent Theater, then as Slave One, identified with African American activism
St. Agnes Apartments Harlem Manhattan Home to African American man of the theater and unionist, Frederick O'Neal
St. Nick's Pub Harlem Manhattan Live jazz seven nights a week for more than fifty years
St. Peter Claver RC Church Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn The first African American Catholic Church in the Brooklyn diocese
St. Vincent de Paul Church Chelsea Manhattan Church with a 150 year legacy of interracial and inter-ethnic respect and understanding
Strivers' Row Harlem Manhattan Townhouses that attracted the elite of Harlem society
The East (site of) Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Cultural center that promoted Black Nationalism and pan-Africanism
The Marion Building Harlem Manhattan Former home of the Harlem Community Art Center
The United Order of Tents Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Women's social club started by former slaves and abolitionists