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Celebrating Community Anchors Across the Five Boroughs

Celebrating Community Anchors Across the Five Boroughs

Celebrating Community Anchors Across the Five Boroughs

Places connect us to the past, host community and cultural traditions, and keep local environments distinctive. Place Matters was founded in 1998 by City Lore to identify, promote, and protect treasured places in New York City.

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Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge

Down in Red Hook, just a block from the enormous Fairway Market, there’s something unusual floating on the water; a contraption, once so commonplace on this harbor, which almost went the way of extinction in the 1960s. It’s a wooden railroad barge, painted brick red… but it’s also a time machine.

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