Places that Matter

Search for Places that Matter

The Census of Places that Matter currently lists 858 places.

Add your place to make the list grow.

Places listed to the Census of Places that Matter are nominated by the public because they connect us to the past, host longstanding community and cultural traditions, or make the city distinctive.

We welcome you to nominate any place in NYC that you think others should know about! We also hope you will contribute your thoughts on places that are already listed.

The Census is your survey, guidebook, and encyclopedia of the places that matter in all five boroughs. The work is ongoing, and we add information to entries as often as possible.  Follow the links below to nominate a new place, add comments to existing entries, browse the full Census, and search for places by keyword or guided categories.

Nominate new places and add your comments to the Census of Places that Matter*

Browse the full Census of Places that Matter

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* Place Matters strives to post all entries but reserves the right to determine if a nomination is unsuitable for publication.