Places that Matter

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Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Fountain Pen Hospital Tribeca Manhattan Caring for our writing implements since 1946
Franklin Avenue Shuttle Manhattan Shuttle between lower Manhattan and Prospect Park
Franklin Plaza Cooperatives and Gardens East Harlem Manhattan Housing projects transformed by local residents
Friends Fifteenth Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Gramercy Manhattan Quaker Meeting House in Manhattan
Fruit Street Sitting Area Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Park with views of Lower Manhattan and the harbor
Fulton Street El (site of) Brooklyn This elevated train line encouraged Brooklyn's settlement
Gaelic Park Kingsbridge Bronx Sports arena and gathering place enjoyed by Irish immigrants
Gage and Tollner (former) Downtown Brooklyn Brooklyn's oldest restaurant until its close in 2004
Gansevoort Market West Village Manhattan Heart of the Meat Packing District
Gantry Plaza State Park Hunters Point Queens Former industrial site transformed into a park
Garden at 111 E. 85th St. Yorkville Manhattan Lush urban garden with fishpond
Garden Cafeteria (former, now Wing Shoon Restaurant) Lower East Side Manhattan A storied Lower East Side gathering place
Garment Center Capitol Buildings Garment District Manhattan Loft buildings where the "new Garment District" was born
Garment District Garment District Manhattan The center of New York's garment design, manufacturing and sale
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Midtown Manhattan Charitable organization founded in 1785 by skilled craftsmen that offers cultural, educational, and social services to members and their families
General Theological Seminary Chelsea Manhattan An Episcopal educational institution
George P. Davis American Legion Post 116 and Auxiliary Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Veterans' center in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Gerry's Place Annadale Brooklyn
Glaser's Bake Shop Upper East Side Manhattan Family-owned neighborhood bakery
God's Park Bench Brooklyn Flat rocks at the geographical center of NYC with unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan
Goodhue Center New Brighton Staten Island Open space and home to recreational programs for children sponsored by the Children's Aid Society
Governors Island Governors Island Manhattan Former military base now transformed into a public park
Grace Agard Harewood Senior Center Fort Greene Brooklyn Supports local seniors with services and activities, like the weekly Jazz 966 concert series
Grace Court Alley Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Block of intact historic carriage houses
Gran Bwa Prospect Lefferts Gardens Brooklyn Venerated Haitian gathering site in Prospect Park
Grand Concourse Bronx A grand boulevard traversing the Bronx
Grand Ferry Park Williamsburg Brooklyn Pocket park next to the East River in Williamsburg
Grand Prospect Hall Park Slope Brooklyn An opulent hall for hire
Great Hall at Cooper Union East Village Manhattan Prominent lecture hall
Green Meadows Farm Floral Park Queens Farm with educational and visitor programs
Green-Wood Cemetery Sunset Park Brooklyn Beautiful and historic cemetery
Greenacre Park Midtown Manhattan "Vest-pocket park" in Midtown Manhattan
Greene Street Cobblestones Greenwich Village Manhattan Street paving from the 19th century
Greenfield Chemist & Surgical Flatbush Brooklyn Neighborhood pharmacy since 1977
Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center Greenpoint Brooklyn Former jute factory transformed into nonprofit industrial developer center
Greentank Greenpoint Brooklyn Dept. of Environmental Protection sludge storage tank
Guss' Pickles Lower East Side Manhattan Offers pickles made from scratch and sold in barrels
Hall of Fame for Great Americans University Heights Bronx Historic outdoor hall of fame offering panoramic views
Hall of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Traces both human and museum evolution
Hans Christian Andersen Statue Central Park Manhattan Central Park statue for the Danish author
Happy Land Social Club East Tremont Bronx The site of a fatal fire in 1990
Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts East Harlem Manhattan Preserves and promotes New York's Latin music heritage with music lessons, dance classes and acting classes
Harlem Courthouse East Harlem Manhattan A stunning 19th century building, now home to the Harlem Community Justice Center
Harlem Hospital Center Central Harlem Manhattan A leader in healthcare education for African Americans
Harlem Meer East Harlem Manhattan Lake in the northeastern tip of Central Park
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
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Plaza Pomonok Queens Plaza dedicated to a working class advocate
Hart Island Hart Island Bronx The United States' largest tax-funded cemetery
Hayden Planetarium Upper West Side Manhattan Redesigned home of one of the United States' earliest planetaria