Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
JCR Percussion High Bridge Bronx Source for specialty percussion instruments for Latin music
Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater (former) East Village Manhattan Off-Broadway company that performed classic works of drama
Jefferson Market Courthouse and Garden, now a branch of the NYPL Greenwich Village Manhattan Former site of a Women's House of Detention and one of the most loved buildings in Greenwich Village
Jennings Street Market (site of) Crotona Park Bronx Market where charismatic vendors sold foods and sundries
Jewish Daily Forward Building (former) Lower East Side Manhattan Headquarters of Jewish newspaper, built in 1912
Jim Power's Astor Place Mosaic Trail East Village Manhattan Permanent installation of the Mosaic Man's fanciful light poles
John Jay Pool Yorkville Manhattan WPA project pool opened in 1940 on the East River
Johnny's Reef Restaurant City Island Bronx A classic seafood restaurant on Long Island Sound
Joseph Patelson Music House (former) Midtown Manhattan Classical sheet music store near Carnegie Hall that opened in 1939
Judson Memorial Church Greenwich Village Manhattan Church dedicated to social justice and community arts
Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center East Harlem Manhattan Studios and performing space for Latino artists
Julia Richman Education Complex Upper East Side Manhattan Restored school building now successfully housing six small schools
Julius' West Village Manhattan A neighborhood bar
Junior's Restaurant Downtown Brooklyn Since 1950, a restaurant serving legendary cheesecake
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
Korean Students Association in New York Midtown Manhattan Home Away from Home for Korean Students in New York
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