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Place Explorer: Historic Site & Museum

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
2 Columbus Circle Midtown Manhattan Controversial modernist building that once again houses an art musuem
412 E. 85th St. Upper East Side Manhattan Unusual wooden farmhouse amid the New York City grid
555 Hudson St. Greenwich Village Manhattan Former residence of author and activist Jane Jacobs
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
Alice Austen House Rosebank Staten Island Historic home of photographer that exhibits her works
American Legion Hall Post 103 Douglaston Queens A volunteer firehouse, of the Douglaston Hose Company, that became an American Legion Post
Battle of Brooklyn American Revolution burial site Gowanus Brooklyn Patriot soldiers died and were buried here in 1776
Brooklyn Children's Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn The first museum in the world created specifically for children
Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Museum and library devoted to Brooklyn's history
Chaim Gross Studio Greenwich Village Manhattan Former studio and living quarters of sculptor Chaim Gross
Chinese Scholar's Garden Randall Manor Staten Island The only authentic garden of its type in the U.S.
Commodore Theater (site of) Williamsburg Brooklyn Lost Williamsburg movie theater
Coney Island History Project Coney Island Brooklyn Exhibition center and oral history archive showcasing Coney Island past and present
Declaration of Independence Reading Site Civic Center Manhattan Where George Washington stood as the Declaration was read to the American Army
Dyckman House Inwood Manhattan The oldest remaining farmhouse in Manhattan
Eastern District/Good Samaritan Dispensary Lower East Side Manhattan One of the city's oldest municipal health care centers for the poor
El Museo del Barrio East Harlem Manhattan Art museum focusing on Caribbean and Latin American art and artists
Eldridge Street Synagogue Chinatown Manhattan First great synagogue constructed by Eastern European Jews in U.S.
First Presidential Mansion Civic Center Manhattan President George Washington's first NYC home (site of)
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Corona Queens Vital open space and home to two World Fairs
Fort Defiance (site of) Red Hook Brooklyn Major Revolutionary War battle site
Fort Wadsworth Staten Island 19th century harbor fortifications
Fort Washington (site of) Washington Heights Manhattan Revolutionary War fortification where an important battle was fought in November, 1776
Governors Island Governors Island Manhattan Former military base now transformed into a public park
Hall of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Traces both human and museum evolution
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
Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center East Harlem Manhattan Studios and performing space for Latino artists
Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue Chinatown Manhattan Greek Jewish synagogue on the National Register of Historic Places
King Manor Museum Jamaica Center Queens The former home of a signer of the Constitution, now a museum
Louis Armstrong House Museum Corona Queens Queens museum and cultural center in former residence of important jazz musician
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Lower East Side Manhattan House museum presenting immigration history
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center Washington Heights Manhattan Memorial and educational center at the former Audubon Ballroom
Metropolitan Museum of Art Upper East Side Manhattan Major NYC cultural institution
MoCADA Downtown Brooklyn Museum promoting art, history and culture of the African Diaspora
Morgan Library and Museum Murray Hill Manhattan Museum and scholarly research library, offering special exhibits and concerts
Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Lenox Hill Manhattan Last remaining example of a "day hotel," now a museum
Museum of Chinese in America Chinatown Manhattan Pioneering museum with strong community base
Museum of Jewish Heritage Battery Park City Manhattan A living memorial to the Holocaust
National Cemetery in Cypress Hills Cypress Hills Brooklyn The city's only national cemetery
New York Marble Cemetery East Village Manhattan New York's first burial place unaffiliated with a house of worship
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Greenwich Village Manhattan
Nicholas Roerich Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Displays and promotes artist's work and philosophy
North Bronx Bikeway (Mosholu-Pelham Greenway) Pelham Bay Park Bronx Scenic bike path from Van Cortlandt to Pelham Park
Old Ridge Road Long Island City Queens Tiny remnant of a historic trail
Peace House (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, a center of pacifism
Poppenhusen Institute College Point Queens Community cultural center in College Point
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Fort Greene Brooklyn Memorial to American Revolutionary War prisoners
Prospect Park Prospect Heights Brooklyn Sprawling Olmstead & Vaux park in Brooklyn
Queens County Farm Museum Floral Park Queens The city's largest working farm and a historical site