Places that Matter

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Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
K. Trimming Co. SoHo Manhattan Offers an extensive supply of buttons, pins, ribbons and fabric as "the world's trimming source"
Katz's Delicatessen Lower East Side Manhattan A classic delicatessen, open since 1888
Kaufmann Conference Center Murray Hill Manhattan Rare U.S. interior designed by Alvar Aalto
Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue Chinatown Manhattan Greek Jewish synagogue on the National Register of Historic Places
Kehilath Jeshurun Yorkville Manhattan Orthodox synagogue founded in 1872 and in its present building since 1902
Kensington Library Kensington Brooklyn A quiet meeting ground in Kensington Village
Kentile Sign Gowanus Brooklyn A big, building-top neon sign belonging to a pioneering vinyl floor manufacturer
King Manor Museum Jamaica Center Queens The former home of a signer of the Constitution, now a museum
Kingsbridge Armory Kingsbridge Heights Bronx A mammoth Armory in the Bronx, now vacant
Kingston Park (St. Andrews Playground) Crown Heights Brooklyn Ball fields and courts are well used at this Crown Heights park
Kissena Velodrome Pomonok Queens A cyclists' track built in the 1960s and active today
Kleinfeld Bridal Chelsea Manhattan Historically significant wedding emporium featured on television
Knickerbocker Village Chinatown Manhattan Historically significant residential complex between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges
Koenig Sphere ("The Sphere") Financial District Manhattan Remnant from the Work Trade Center
Kosciusko Pool Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Cooling Bedford-Stuyvesant all summer long
Kossar's Bialys Lower East Side Manhattan Oldest Bialy Bakery in the United States
Koster & Bial's "The Corner" (former) Flatiron Manhattan Site of theaters and burlesque halls closed by anti-vice police
Kum Kau Chinese Food Clinton Hill Brooklyn A favorite Chinese restaurant
Kurdish Library & Museum (former) Prospect Heights Brooklyn This unique library draws scholars from around the world
L&B Spumoni Gardens Gravesend Brooklyn Pizzeria serving Sicilian slices and Italian ices since 1939
La Ferreteria Corona Corona Queens A hardware store in Queens
La Guardia Corner Gardens Greenwich Village Manhattan Luxuriously-planted community garden on land owned by New York City
La Mama Experimental Theater Club East Village Manhattan A theater that seeks to develop, nurture, support, produce and present new and original performance work by artists of all nations and cultures
La Marqueta (formerly Park Avenue Market) East Harlem Manhattan Indoor market serving East Harlem
La Perla Garden Manhattan Valley Manhattan A dangerous lot rehabilitated into a vibrant community garden
La Plaza Cultural East Village Manhattan A vast community garden and performance space
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Fort Greene Brooklyn Church notable for its efforts in the anti-slavery movement, supporting women in the ministry, and on behalf of working people and immigrants
Lafayette Monument Park Slope Brooklyn Popular meeting place
LaGuardia Memorial House & Scan Corsi Senior Center East Harlem Manhattan Social service provider for over a century
Lalance & Grosjean Factory Clock Tower Woodhaven Queens A remnant of the Lalance & Grosjean Manufacturing Co. sheet metal and enamel factory
Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center Corona Queens Home of New York City's largest Black Heritage collection
Latin American Coffee Shop (former) Chelsea Manhattan Restaurant that served Latin American and classic American diner food
Leif Ericson Day School Dyker Heights Brooklyn Private Lutheran school in Dyker Heights
Lemon Ice King of Corona Corona Queens Italian ices have been sold here for over 60 years
Lenox Lounge Central Harlem Manhattan Historic jazz club, home of the famous Zebra Room
Leo's Latticini (Mama's) Corona Queens Famous for its Italian sandwiches and fresh mozzarella
Leon's Bake Shop (former) Marine Park Brooklyn This bakery was an institution
Leonardo da Vinci Art School (former) East Village Manhattan Provided art education from 1924-1940
Liberation Books Central Harlem Manhattan Independent African American bookstore
Library Lions - New York Public Library Midtown Manhattan Iconic statues marking the entrance to the public library
Limestone Frieze of Moses Weeksville Brooklyn Public art adorning the grounds of the Kingsborough Houses
Lion's Rock/Jones Woods (site of) Yorkville Manhattan 19th century meeting place
Lisanti Chapel Williamsbridge Bronx Religious building designed in Italian-American style
Little Gallery of the Photo-Secession aka 291 (site of) Midtown South Manhattan Meeting place and gallery of avant garde photographers
Little Spain and La Nacional Social Club & Restaurant Greenwich Village Manhattan Spanish-speaking New Yorkers have long gathered here
Liz Christy Bowery-Houston Community Garden East Village Manhattan New York City's first community garden
Loew's 175th Theater, Washington Heights (former) Washington Heights Manhattan Once, the most elegant movie theater in the city
Loew's Paradise Theater (former) Fordham Bronx Sumptuous former movie palace turned theater
Long Island Motor Parkway (former) Queens First limited-access roadway opened in the world
Longshoremen's Rest Chelsea Manhattan A seamen's sanctuary between shape-ups