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Nominate to the Census of Places That Matter

Place Matters is conducting this Census to discover places in New York City that tell our history, and anchor our traditions and communities. Nominations are collected from the public and used to make these places and their stories better known, and to encourage action on their behalf.

NOTE: We welcome detail and stories. We prefer not to receive text copied from websites, but please give us the URLs in “More Information” below.

To mail your nomination instead, print out this form and mail it to:
Place Matters, c/o City Lore
56 East First St.
New York, NY 10003

Nominate a Place

  • Information about your place

  • Please describe your place and why it matters
  • Address or location, please be as specific as possible
  • Do the physical details of the place matter? If it were to change, what features would you miss and why?
  • During this time of anxiety, economic upheaval, and isolation, communities and individuals around the globe are separated from many of the people and places they love. At this moment, the need to understand and protect our beloved gathering and public spaces takes on added importance and meaning. Please feel free to tell us what you miss about this essential NYC site, and what you're most looking forward to experiencing there when visiting becomes possible.
  • Are you aware of any plans that may affect the future of this place?
  • Can you recommend a person, organization, or website with more information or stories about this place?
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 5 MB, Max. files: 3.
      Please feel free to upload a photo of this place. Photos must be high-resolution (at least 1000px wide) and in JPG or PNG format. Please do not submit photos in a PDF format. Note: We will use submitted photos for promotional purposes, including event listing on the Place Matters website. Copyrighted images can only be used with permission of the photographer or owner of the work, and must be submitted directly to Place Matters staff for verification.
    • I certify that the image uploaded belongs to me or is part of the public domain (the “Creative Commons”). I certify that the image uploaded is not copyrighted or protected.
    • Information about you

    • Place Matters will publish your name online only if you give us permission. NOTE: By completing this nomination form you are giving Place Matters permission to publish your comments on the web site and in other Place Matters educational materials