Places tagged Labor & Work

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
275 Seventh Ave. Midtown South Manhattan Former home to men's apparel industry and unions
Amalgamated Housing Cooperative Kingsbridge Bronx Cooperative housing built in the 1920's and still existing
Asch Building (former), now Brown Building Greenwich Village Manhattan Site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Atlantic and Erie Basins Red Hook Brooklyn Ports that were integral to Brooklyn's important shipping industry
Beth-El Hospital (former, now Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center) Brownsville Brooklyn Site of a 1962 labor struggle by hospital workers
Brooklyn Navy Yard Navy Yard Brooklyn A Navy shipyard from 1801 until 1966, important during the Civil War
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Fort Greene Brooklyn Adapted public gateway to the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Cooper Station, US Post Office East Village Manhattan Graciously designed WPA-era post office
Cuyler Presbyterian Church (former) Boerum Hill Brooklyn A center for Mohawk life in New York
District Council 65 (former) NoHo Manhattan Long-time headquarters of a union with an activist history
Domino Sugar Factory (former) Williamsburg Brooklyn The last sugar plant to close in NYC and a significant Brooklyn landmark
Drake Bakery (former) Clinton Hill Brooklyn A pioneer in mass-produced baked goods
Dubrow's Cafeteria (site of) Garment District Manhattan Restaurant and impromptu employment service
Electchester Pomonok Queens Cooperative housing development resulting from the joint effort of a union and management
Elks Lodge #127 (former site of) Central Harlem Manhattan Where the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters, a black union, was founded in 1925
Finnish Progressive Society Hall (now Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem) Central Harlem Manhattan Site of an important Communist party event
Gansevoort Market West Village Manhattan Heart of the Meat Packing District
Garment Center Capitol Buildings Garment District Manhattan Loft buildings where the "new Garment District" was born
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Midtown Manhattan Charitable organization founded in 1785 by skilled craftsmen that offers cultural, educational, and social services to members and their families
Great Hall at Cooper Union East Village Manhattan Prominent lecture hall
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Plaza Pomonok Queens Plaza dedicated to a working class advocate
Hope Gardens Project Bushwick Brooklyn A housing project that women and minorities helped build
ILGWU Local 10 (former) Garment District Manhattan Headquarters of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
International Longshoremen Assoc. Union Hall, Local 791 (former) Chelsea Manhattan Headquarters of seamen's labor union, later home of the Sanford Meisner Theater
La Ferreteria Corona Corona Queens A hardware store in Queens
Lalance & Grosjean Factory Clock Tower Woodhaven Queens A remnant of the Lalance & Grosjean Manufacturing Co. sheet metal and enamel factory
Longshoremen's Rest Chelsea Manhattan A seamen's sanctuary between shape-ups
Manhattan Metal Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Union Building Upper East Side Manhattan Union hall notable for its Art Moderne style
Mathews Model Flats Ridgewood Queens Early working-class housing
National Union of Health and Human Services Times Square Manhattan The headquarters of hospital employee labor struggles
New York Architectural Terra Cotta Company Long Island City Queens Manufacturer of architectural cladding
Nontraditional Employment for Women Chelsea Manhattan Women's workforce development center
Park Slope Food Co-op Park Slope Brooklyn The country's oldest food co-op
Piccirilli Studio (site of) Mott Haven Bronx Stone carvers' studio that made many famous sculptures
Queens County Farm Museum Floral Park Queens The city's largest working farm and a historical site
Rand School (former) Union Square Manhattan American socialist educational institution, offering vocational classes as well as ideological ones
Red Hook Graving Dock Red Hook Brooklyn Civil War-era ship repair dock, now mostly part of Ikea's parking lot
Red Hook Waterfront Red Hook Brooklyn A hub of Brooklyn's working waterfront, threatened by development
Seamen's Y Chelsea Manhattan Sanctuary for seamen
Silver Lake Farm (site of) Sunnyside Staten Island A boarding stable from 1915 to 2005
South Brooklyn Health Center (former), now Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center Red Hook Brooklyn Center of community life that has endured several transformations
St. Agnes Apartments Harlem Manhattan Home to African American man of the theater and unionist, Frederick O'Neal
Staten Island Ferry Staten Island A shuttle between lower Manhattan and Staten Island
Tammany Hall Union Square Manhattan Site famous for its political and labor union history
Transit Club (former) Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Hall for hire run by the Surface Line Operators Fraternal Organization
Treasures in the Trash Museum East Harlem Manhattan A museum of salvaged trash
Unity Book Center (former) Chelsea Manhattan Activist bookstore
Wall of Respect for Chinese Workers (site of) Chinatown Manhattan Mural created to curb local gang violence, demolished in 2006
Washburn Wire Factory (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, one of the largest manufacturing plants in Manhattan