Places that Matter

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Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
American Legion Hall Post 103 Douglaston Queens A volunteer firehouse, of the Douglaston Hose Company, that became an American Legion Post
Amity Diner Upper East Side Manhattan Neighborhood restaurant threatened by real estate competition from Madison Ave. retail stores
Andrea Phillips' House West Brighton Staten Island Collage artist's home and gallery
Andrew Haswell Green Memorial, Central Park Central Park Manhattan Memorial to notable NYC planner & reformer
Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts Lower East Side Manhattan Art, concert & performance space in a historic synagogue building
Apollo Theater Harlem Manhattan Legendary music and performance venue
Aquinas High School East Tremont Bronx Educating young women since 1923
Archie Bunker's House Glendale Queens House featured on groundbreaking 1970's sitcom, "All in the Family"
Ardea, The Greenwich Village Manhattan Brick and brownstone detailed apartments built for the executives of the Hearn department store
Art Students League of New York Midtown Manhattan Largest independent art school in the U.S., offering classes for budding and established artists
Arthur Avenue Retail Market East Tremont Bronx This indoor market in the "Little Italy of the Bronx" houses more than a dozen merchants
Artistic Neon Sign Company Ridgewood Queens Specializes in outdoor signage and brightens up the neighborhood
Asch Building (former), now Brown Building Greenwich Village Manhattan Site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Astoria Pool & Park Astoria Queens One of the city's 11 giant WPA-era pools
Atlantic and Erie Basins Red Hook Brooklyn Ports that were integral to Brooklyn's important shipping industry
Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn The lower stretch of this wide tree-lined avenue
Atlantic Basin Piers Red Hook Brooklyn Where many Puerto Ricans disembarked in NYC from 1906 to 1928
Atrium Stadium Cinemas Eltingville Staten Island A privately own theater and local hangout
Audubon Ballroom (former) Washington Heights Manhattan Former theater and dance hall, site of Malcolm X's assassination (now Mary Woodward Lasker Biomedical Research Building)
Audubon Park Washington Heights Manhattan Residential neighborhood on John James Audubon's former estate
Autonomedia Williamsburg Brooklyn Facility for book publishing since 1870, home to radical publishing house Autonomedia
BAMcafe Fort Greene Brooklyn Upstairs eatery at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that offers performances and a place to gather
Bank Street College of Education Morningside Heights Manhattan A leader in progressive teacher education for more than 80 years
Barbes Park Slope Brooklyn Neighborhood bar and performance space
Barbizon Hotel Upper East Side Manhattan
Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle (former) Upper West Side Manhattan Well-used and well-loved former bookstore location
Barney Greengrass Upper West Side Manhattan One of the last Jewish delis, known for its smoked fish
Barretto Street Garden Hunts Point Bronx Community garden in Hunts Point
Barron's Exclusive Club (former) Central Harlem Manhattan A popular 1920's Harlem jazz club, also known as Barron's Cabaret
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sunset Park Brooklyn Striking church run by the Redemptorist Fathers
Bath Beach (site of) Bath Beach Brooklyn Site of a 19th century seaside resort
Battery Maritime Building (formerly Whitehall Ferry Terminal) Financial District Manhattan Beaux arts ferry dock for ferries between Lower Manhattan and Governors Island
Battery Park Financial District Manhattan Home to monuments, performance events and ferry docks
Battle of Brooklyn American Revolution burial site Gowanus Brooklyn Patriot soldiers died and were buried here in 1776
Bay Ridge United Methodist (Green) Church (site of) Bay Ridge Brooklyn 108-year-old stone church, now demolished
Bedford Branch, Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Brooklyn The first of the Brooklyn Public Libraries
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Community development corporation founded in 1967 and still active today
Bedford YMCA Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Neighborhood athletic and recreational center
Beekman Theatre (former) Upper East Side Manhattan Lovely single-screen movie theater
Bellacicco Bakery (former) Elmhurst Queens Neighborhood Italian foods market
Belvedere Castle in Central Park Central Park Manhattan Castle atop Vista Rock that provides great views and houses the Henry Luce Nature Observatory
Benches at Isham Park Inwood Manhattan Granite benches in a serene setting
Benjamin Franklin High School (former) East Harlem Manhattan East Harlem's first public high school (now Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics)
Beth Ahavath Sholom, a.k.a. The Temple (site of) Bath Beach Brooklyn Former synagogue that hosted punk rock concerts in its basement
Beth-El Hospital (former, now Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center) Brownsville Brooklyn Site of a 1962 labor struggle by hospital workers
Betsy Head Memorial Playground & Swimming Pool Brownsville Brooklyn One of the city's 11 giant WPA-era pools
Betty Smith House Woodhaven Queens The house where "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" was written
Bialystoker Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing (aka Bialystoker Home for the Aged) Lower East Side Manhattan Threatened historic Lower East Side elder care facility
Big Pun Mural Longwood Bronx Graffiti mural commemorating Bronx-born Puerto Rican hip hop artist
Big Rock East Elmhurst Queens Neighborhood gathering place and impromptu playground