Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
New Market Building Lower Manhattan Manhattan WPA-era Fulton Fish Market building
New Utrecht Reformed Church Bensonhurst Brooklyn Reformed Church serving Brooklyn since 1677
New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building Gowanus Brooklyn Pioneering example of concrete construction in the United States
New York Aquarium Coney Island Brooklyn Oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States
New York Architectural Terra Cotta Company Long Island City Queens Manufacturer of architectural cladding
New York City Garden District East Village Manhattan A constellation of community gardens, many threatened by development
New York Marble Cemetery East Village Manhattan New York's first burial place unaffiliated with a house of worship
New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building Midtown Manhattan Reference library with a world-renowned collection and now a Children's Center
New York State Pavilion Flushing Queens 1964 World's Fair pavilion designed by Philip Johnson
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Greenwich Village Manhattan
New Yorker Hotel Midtown Manhattan Art deco hotel in Midtown
Nicholas Roerich Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Displays and promotes artist's work and philosophy
Niers Tavern and Bar Woodhaven Queens Formerly the Union Course Tavern and the Blue Pump Room, a classic watering hole for over a century
Nkiru Center for Education and Culture Crown Heights Brooklyn African/American focused bookstore, formerly called Nkiru Books
Nom Wah Tea Parlor Chinatown Manhattan New York City's oldest dim sum restaurant
Nontraditional Employment for Women Chelsea Manhattan Women's workforce development center
North Bronx Bikeway (Mosholu-Pelham Greenway) Pelham Bay Park Bronx Scenic bike path from Van Cortlandt to Pelham Park
North Richmond Hill Richmond Hill Queens Suburban style historic neighborhood
Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community Tribeca Manhattan An order of dervishes within the Halveti-Jerrahi Tariqat (Sufi Order)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe East Village Manhattan A popular forum for poetry slams
NY/NJ Mosaic Sign in the Holland Tunnel Manhattan A sign marking the New York-New Jersey border
Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel Midtown Manhattan Historic cabaret supper club
Office of Manhattan Community Board 9 (former) Manhattanville Manhattan A community destination since 1806
Old Ridge Road Long Island City Queens Tiny remnant of a historic trail
Old Town Bar Manhattan Atmospheric saloon, established in 1892
Olinville Playground Olinville Bronx A park in the East Bronx
Orchard Beach Pelham Bay Park Bronx Popular beach on Long Island Sound
Original Blackfoot Mas Camp East Flatbush Brooklyn Storefront where costumes are made for the West-Indian Day Parade
Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard's Church Greenwich Village Manhattan A Greenwich Village church, formerly Church of St. Bernard
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, St. Lucy's Bronxdale Bronx Pilgrimage site at Roman Catholic Church
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grotto Rosebank Staten Island The city's most elaborate yard shrine
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Monastery (former) Crown Heights Brooklyn Home of Catholic nuns since 1909
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church East Harlem Manhattan One of the earliest Italian parishes, now with multiethnic congregation
Our Lady of Vilnius Roman Catholic Church West Village Manhattan Surviving church of Lithuanian immigrant community
Owl's Head Park Bay Ridge Brooklyn Spacious and scenic Bay Ridge Park
P.S. 52 (now M.S. 52) Mott Haven Bronx Rehearsal space where Latin music legends met and performed
P.S. 64/El Bohio (former) East Village Manhattan A historic school building turned into a cultural center
P.S. 67 Charles A. Dorsey School Fort Greene Brooklyn First independently-led Brooklyn school for African American students
P.S. 70 (former) Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Former public school, now Excellence Boys Charter School
Paradise Garage (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan Underground nightclub from 1970s-80s
Park Plaza and Park Palace East Harlem Manhattan Dance hall dubbed the "birthplace of New York Latin dance music"
Park Slope Food Co-op Park Slope Brooklyn The country's oldest food co-op
Park West Village Upper West Side Manhattan Large housing complex, built as 1950s urban renewal project
Parkchester Branch of the New York Public Library Parkchester Bronx Invaluable community educational institution
Parkway Village Kew Gardens Queens Built as housing for United Nations staff
Peace House (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, a center of pacifism
Pearl Theater Company East Village Manhattan Classical theater company, no longer at its St. Mark's Place location
Pelham Bay Park Pelham Bay Bronx NYC's largest park property
People's Firehouse Greenpoint Brooklyn A neighborhood advocate and focal point of activism
Pfaff's Cellar Tavern at the Coleman Hotel NoHo Manhattan Frequented by artists and writers, including Walt Whitman, in the mid 19th century