Places that Matter

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Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Wall of Respect for Chinese Workers (site of) Chinatown Manhattan Mural created to curb local gang violence, demolished in 2006
War Resisters League Building NoHo Manhattan A center for pacifist activism
Washburn Wire Factory (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, one of the largest manufacturing plants in Manhattan
Washington Market (site of) Tribeca Manhattan Once, a major food market
Washington Square Park Greenwich Village Manhattan A center of Greenwich Village life
Washington Square Park Chess Tables Greenwich Village Manhattan Gathering spot for chess players and spectators
Washington Square United Methodist Church (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan A church known for its 1960's political activism, whose congregation is now part of The Church of the Village
Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge Red Hook Brooklyn Historic vessel hosts a lively maritime museum and advocates for waterfront access
Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center Riverdale Bronx Offers cultural and educational programs about humans and the environment and a large horticultural garden
Webster Hall East Village Manhattan A popular concert and dance hall since 1886
Weeksville Heritage Center Weeksville Brooklyn Houses belonging to 19th century free-black community
West 52nd Street (Swing Street) Midtown Manhattan Street where many jazz clubs were clustered
West Market Diner (site of) Manhattanville Manhattan A rare and classic diner car restaurant, now closed
West Village/Waterfront Historic District West Village Manhattan Low density, mixed use district on the Hudson River
Westbeth West Village Manhattan Largest artist community in the world
Whitestone Housing Cluster Whitestone Queens An architecturally diverse group of housing
William F. Moore Park, or Spaghetti Park Corona Queens Park featuring bocce courts
Williams Memorial Residence Upper West Side Manhattan Senior housing sponsored by the Salvation Army
Windemere Apartments Clinton Manhattan Late 19th century middle class housing
Winnie's Bar & Restaurant Chinatown Manhattan Karaoke bar in Chinatown
Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Bronx Notable for its beauty and the famous people buried there
Woolworth Building Financial District Manhattan Iconic New York City skyscraper
Woolworth Tower Kitchen Financial District Manhattan American-style restaurant in the Woolworth Building
Workingwoman's Home (former) Chinatown Manhattan Housing for working women
World Monuments Fund at the Prince George Midtown South Manhattan Exhibition gallery for preservation organization in restored hotel
World Trade Center (site of) Financial District Manhattan Office and trade complex destroyed on 9/11/2001
Wyckoff-Snediker Family Cemetery Woodhaven Queens A 19th century burial site of many of the area's farmers
Yankee Stadium (site of) Concourse Village Bronx The house that Ruth built, now Heritage Field
Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery Lower East Side Manhattan Where a variety of knishes are baked from scratch daily
Yorkville Yorkville Manhattan Upper East Side neighborhood that once housed large German and Middle-European populations
Young Devils Stickball Field East Harlem Manhattan One spot where a popular street game was played in the 1930's
Zabar's Upper West Side Manhattan A destination for specialty foods, smoked fish and freshly roasted coffee
Zuccotti Park (formerly Liberty Plaza Park) Financial District Manhattan Park rebuilt after 9/11/01 terrorist attack