Places that Matter

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Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
1-19 Beak St. Inwood Manhattan A striking Art Deco apartment building
109 Washington St. Financial District Manhattan Tenement in the heart of vanished "Little Syria"
1520 Sedgwick Ave. Morris Heights Bronx Hip hop pioneer Kool DJ Herc held his first parties here
2 Columbus Circle Midtown Manhattan Controversial modernist building that once again houses an art musuem
206 Bowery Bowery Manhattan The last surviving Federal-style row house on Bowery
211-215 Pearl St. Financial District Manhattan Facades of warehouses in old Pearl St. mercantile district, two of which have been demolished
234 West 56th Street Midtown Manhattan Early home of recorded music powerhouse Atlantic Records.
27 Cooper Square East Village Manhattan Former home of many notable writers, musicians and painters
275 Seventh Ave. Midtown South Manhattan Former home to men's apparel industry and unions
30th Avenue Market Astoria Queens Emporium of foods from nearly every corner of the world
32 Mott St. General Store (former) Chinatown Manhattan General store that served the first wave of Chinese immigrants
339 W. 29th St. Chelsea Manhattan Former home of prominent abolitionists
348 W. 23rd St. Chelsea Manhattan Site of photographer Don Snyder's studio
35 Spring St. Little Italy Manhattan 19th century Federal-style row house
369th Regiment Armory Central Harlem Manhattan Home of the World War I Harlem Hellfighters
3rd Ave. Railway Cable Railroad (site of) Manhattanville Manhattan Remnants of NYC's first electric crosstown cable railway line
412 E. 85th St. Upper East Side Manhattan Unusual wooden farmhouse amid the New York City grid
440 E. 51st St. Turtle Bay Manhattan Home of Peggy Guggenheim and Max Ernst
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
52 Park Longwood Bronx Park revitalized by 52 People for Progress, a local volunteer group
555 Hudson St. Greenwich Village Manhattan Former residence of author and activist Jane Jacobs
5Pointz Aerosol Art Center Long Island City Queens Graffiti Mecca and an outdoor art exhibit space
647 Hudson St. "Almanac House" West Village Manhattan Former home of singer Woody Guthrie & the Almanac Singers
770 Eastern Parkway Crown Heights Brooklyn Nerve center of the Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic community
A Gathering of the Tribes East Village Manhattan Iconic East Village gallery and performance space
ABC No Rio Lower East Side Manhattan Center for volunteerism, art & activism
Abingdon Square Park West Village Manhattan West Village green space
Addicts Rehabilitation Center East Harlem Manhattan Center for substance abuse treatment
Adventurer's Inn (later known as The Great Adventure Amusement Park)(former) College Point Queens Queens' answer to Coney Island
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
Aguilar Branch, New York Public Library East Harlem Manhattan Library named after a Sephardic Jewish author with a strong Spanish language collection
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
Al Cholo Bakery & Health Food Store Williamsbridge Bronx Antiguan-owned bakery
Alexander Calder's Terrazzo Sidewalk Upper East Side Manhattan Sidewalk art by sculptor and artist Alexander Calder
Alhambra Supper Club (site of) Hunts Point Bronx Latin dance and music club of the 50's and 60's
Alhambra Theatre and Ballroom (former) Central Harlem Manhattan The last standing of Harlem's historic dance halls
Alice Austen House Rosebank Staten Island Historic home of photographer that exhibits her works
Alice Kornegay Triangle Playground East Harlem Manhattan Playground named after a community advocate
Alice Neel Residence East Harlem Manhattan Former home of Spanish Harlem portrait painter & WPA artist
Alku and Alku Toinen Finnish Co-ops Sunset Park Brooklyn The first non-profit housing cooperatives in the U.S., organized by the Finnish Home Building Association
Alleva Dairy Little Italy Manhattan Little Italy's oldest cheese market
Alley Pond Park Douglaston Queens Second largest park in Queens and home to the largest high ropes adventure course in the Northeast
Almanac House Greenwich Village Manhattan Residence of folk revival musicians, the Almanac Singers
Amalgamated Housing Cooperative Kingsbridge Bronx Cooperative housing built in the 1920's and still existing
Amato Opera Theater (former) East Village Manhattan The "world's smallest opera house"
American Banknote Building Hunts Point Bronx Former currency minting company, now home to an arts and dance center