Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
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
Louis Armstrong House Museum Corona Queens Queens museum and cultural center in former residence of important jazz musician
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Lower East Side Manhattan House museum presenting immigration history
Lucky Corner East Harlem Manhattan Intersection where Fiorello LaGuardia and other politicians held rallies
Luna Park (site of) Coney Island Brooklyn One of Coney Island's most storied amusement parks
MacDougal Alley Greenwich Village Manhattan A mews once occupied by artists and arts patrons
Macy's Midtown Manhattan Historic department store
Madiba Restaurant Fort Greene Brooklyn Fort Greene restaurant serving South African cuisine
Magic Table at the Hotel Edison Cafe Midtown Manhattan Gathering place for magicians for a half century
Magnolia Tree Earth Center Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Environmental center and site of a "living" landmark
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center Washington Heights Manhattan Memorial and educational center at the former Audubon Ballroom
Mandolin Brothers West Brighton Staten Island Top-notch place to buy stringed instruments
Manhattan Center Midtown South Manhattan A more than century-old performance space, housing the Hammerstein Ballroom and the Grand
Manhattan Metal Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Union Building Upper East Side Manhattan Union hall notable for its Art Moderne style
Manhattan Plaza Clinton Manhattan Subsidized apartments for people in theater professions
Manhattan Village Academy Chelsea Manhattan School designed by architect Beverly Willis
Manhattanville Valley Manhattanville Manhattan Site that has witnessed many historic events
Mapes Ballfields East Tremont Bronx A dangerous lot transformed into a public amenity
Maple Lanes Bensonhurst Brooklyn Classic bowling alley in Bensonhurst
Marcantonio & LaGuardia Headquarters (former) East Harlem Manhattan A center of progressive politics in the early- to mid-1900s
Marcel Duchamp's Studio (former) Chelsea Manhattan Dada artist's Chelsea studio where he created Étant donnés
Margaret Sanger Clinic (former) Brownsville Brooklyn The first birth control clinic in the United States
Mariachi Academy of New York East Harlem Manhattan School dedicated to teaching a Mexican musical tradition
Mariners' Temple Baptist Church Lower East Side Manhattan Influential Baptist congregation
Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Jazz Washington Heights Manhattan Regular Sunday parlor jazz concert series
Mark Rothko's Studio (former) Upper East Side Manhattan The painter's last studio
Martha Graham Studio on E. 63rd (site of) Upper East Side Manhattan Where modern dancers learned from an icon
Martinez Cigar Shop Midtown South Manhattan Makes and sells hand-rolled cigars
Martinka Magic Store (former site of) Garment District Manhattan Magic shop once owned by Houdini
Marty's Cool Stuff NoHo Manhattan Where once man's junk is another man's treasure
Marx Brothers Place Carnegie Hill Manhattan Childhood home of the Marx Brothers and its special streetscape
Mary Help of Christians Church East Village Manhattan East Village church established by the Salesian order
Masjid Abdul-Muhsi Khalifah Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Mosque central to community life
Masjid At-Taqwa Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Storefront mosque with a large and diverse congregation
Masonic Hall Midtown South Manhattan Grand Lodge of the New York Masons
Masonic Temple Fort Greene Brooklyn Hall for hire and home to Masons' meetings