Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Mathews Model Flats Ridgewood Queens Early working-class housing
McBurney YMCA Chelsea Manhattan A jewel in the city's YMCA system
McCarren Pool Greenpoint Brooklyn Public pool, now open as a venue for shows and events
McGuirk's "Suicide Hall" (site of) East Village Manhattan Notorious dive bar known for the suicides that took place there
McSorley's Old Ale House East Village Manhattan Established in 1854, an icon of old New York
Metro North Community East Harlem Manhattan Tenement neighborhood rebuilt with new affordable housing
Metropolitan Museum of Art Upper East Side Manhattan Major NYC cultural institution
Metropolitan Opera House (site of) Garment District Manhattan One-time home to opera, from 1883 to 1967
Metropolitan Oval Maspeth Queens The city's oldest soccer field
Miccio Center of the Police Athletic League Red Hook Brooklyn Offers recreational and educational programs for children
Middagh Street Studio Apartments (former) Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Brooklyn's first federally-subsidized housing for artists
Midwood Park Stanchions Midwood Brooklyn Markers of Brooklyn's days as a suburb
Mike's Coffee Shop Clinton Hill Brooklyn A popular neighborhood diner
Milano's Bar SoHo Manhattan Last of the old Bowery bars
Miller Elevated Highway (site of) Manhattan The West Side's highway from 1930s-1970s
Millinery Center Synagogue Garment District Manhattan Synagogue serving workers from the millinery industry
Minetta Tavern Greenwich Village Manhattan Italian restaurant in the Village since 1937
Minton's Playhouse Central Harlem Manhattan After-hours hangout for jazz musicians and the birthplace of bebop
Minton's Playhouse Stickball Field Central Harlem Manhattan Where jazz musicians held stickball games
MoCADA Downtown Brooklyn Museum promoting art, history and culture of the African Diaspora
Mohandas K. Gandhi Statue Union Square Manhattan Monument located in the southwest corner of Union Square Park
Montauk Club Park Slope Brooklyn Elegant private club building that hosts a variety of events year-round
Montero's Bar and Grill Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Longtime gathering spot connected to Brooklyn's seafaring past
Monument Lot or Monument Triangle Vinegar Hill Brooklyn Former tomb of American Revolutionary War prisoners
Monument to Minetta Creek (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan A revealing look at New York's subterranean streams
Mooncurser Records (former) City Island Bronx Important store for record collectors and musicians
Moondog's Corner Midtown Manhattan Where this NYC street artist plied his trade
Moore Street Market Williamsburg Brooklyn Popular market, offering Caribbean and Latin American goods and produce
Moravian Cemetery Dongan Hills Staten Island Beautifully landscaped cemetery dating from the 18th century
Morgan Library and Museum Murray Hill Manhattan Museum and scholarly research library, offering special exhibits and concerts
Morris Campus Morrisania Bronx Bronx high school that fed creative culture
Mosaic Benches at Grant's Tomb Morningside Heights Manhattan Colorful community art project
Mosaic House Boerum Hill Brooklyn Private home transformed into work of art
Mosaic Mural, "John Wayne and the American Frontier" by Knox Martin at John Wayne School P.S. 380 Williamsburg Brooklyn Striking piece of public art in a public school
Mott Haven Canal (site of) Mott Haven Bronx Site of former industrial canal built in part by Jordon Mott
Mott Street, between Grand & Hester Streets Chinatown Manhattan The second heart of Chinatown
Mt. Morris Turkish Baths (former) East Harlem Manhattan Popular bathhouse and one of the last in NYC, founded in 1898
Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Lenox Hill Manhattan Last remaining example of a "day hotel," now a museum
Museum of Chinese in America Chinatown Manhattan Pioneering museum with strong community base
Museum of Jewish Heritage Battery Park City Manhattan A living memorial to the Holocaust
Music and Art High School (former) Hamilton Heights Manhattan Specialized arts high school, now merged with the High School of Performing Arts as Laguardia High School
Nathan's Coney Island Brooklyn Coney Island's famous hot dog vendor
National Biscuit Company Factory (former, now Chelsea Market) Chelsea Manhattan A former factory, now reused as Chelsea Market
National Black Theatre East Harlem Manhattan Nonprofit with a mission to serve African American performers and audiences
National Cemetery in Cypress Hills Cypress Hills Brooklyn The city's only national cemetery
National Union of Health and Human Services Times Square Manhattan The headquarters of hospital employee labor struggles
Naumburg Band Shell, Central Park Central Park Manhattan Intimate performance space in Central Park
New Bed-Stuy Boxing Center Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Center for boxing and martial arts that trained Riddick Bowe, Mark Breland, Eric Kelly and others
New Brighton Village Hall (site of) New Brighton Staten Island Former center of governance, abandoned since 1968
New Brown Memorial Baptist Church Red Hook Brooklyn An enduring center of religious life