Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Triskelion Arts Williamsburg Brooklyn Alternative performing arts venue
Tritons Club (former) Hunts Point Bronx Social club established by the Sparks stickball team
Tropicana Club (former) Longwood Bronx The Bronx's most elegant nightclub for Latin Music
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Lower East Side Manhattan Long-standing community-based organization
Union Settlement Association East Harlem Manhattan Neighborhood resource for over a century
Union Square Park Union Square Manhattan A park and popular gathering space that offers a flagship Farmers Market
Unisphere Corona Queens Built by US Steel as the symbol of the 1964-5 New York World's Fair
United Bronx Parents Longwood Bronx Social service provider and advocate since 1965
Unity Book Center (former) Chelsea Manhattan Activist bookstore
Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Manhattan Garden of Eden in Yonkers
Utica Avenue Train Station Crown Heights Brooklyn Special for its public art
Van Alen Books Flatiron Manhattan Van Alen Books is a bookstore dedicated to the sale of architecture and design books. It is also used as a public reading room and event space.
Van Cortlandt Park Bronx A vast, historic park and nature preserve in the Bronx
Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Ridgewood Queens Oldest Dutch stone farmhouse in NYC
Vanessa's Dumplings Chinatown Manhattan Popular Beijing-style restaurant
Variety Theatre (site of) East Village Manhattan An old movie theater, once an unofficial neighborhood landmark
Veggie Castle Mas Camp Prospect Park South Brooklyn Here, costumes are made for the West-Indian Day parade
Veniero's Pasticceria and Caffe East Village Manhattan Italian bakery since 1894
Venus Mural Chelsea Manhattan Public art that has graced prison facade since 1970
Vesuvio Bakery (now Birdbath) SoHo Manhattan A reminder of Prince Street's past as an Italian neighborhood
Village Gate (now Le Poisson Rouge) Greenwich Village Manhattan Nightclub featuring diverse styles of music, closed in 1993 and reopened in 2007
Village Vanguard West Village Manhattan Long-time jazz club
Virgen Del Carmen Protegenos Shrine East Harlem Manhattan A commemorative shrine
Vogue Knights Garment District Manhattan "Ballroom" club night featuring vogue and runway competitions
Volksgarten (site of) NoHo Manhattan A music hall in "Kleindeutschland" or Little Germany
Voorlezer's House Richmond Town Staten Island A 17th century building in historic Richmond Town and the oldest elementary school building in the U.S.
Wall of Respect for Chinese Workers (site of) Chinatown Manhattan Mural created to curb local gang violence, demolished in 2006
War Resisters League Building NoHo Manhattan A center for pacifist activism
Washburn Wire Factory (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, one of the largest manufacturing plants in Manhattan
Washington Market (site of) Tribeca Manhattan Once, a major food market
Washington Square Park Greenwich Village Manhattan A center of Greenwich Village life
Washington Square Park Chess Tables Greenwich Village Manhattan Gathering spot for chess players and spectators
Washington Square United Methodist Church (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan A church known for its 1960's political activism, whose congregation is now part of The Church of the Village
Waterfront Museum Red Hook Brooklyn Historic vessel hosts a lively maritime museum and advocates for waterfront access
Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center Riverdale Bronx Offers cultural and educational programs about humans and the environment and a large horticultural garden
Webster Hall East Village Manhattan A popular concert and dance hall since 1886
Weeksville Heritage Center Weeksville Brooklyn Houses belonging to 19th century free-black community
West 52nd Street (Swing Street) Midtown Manhattan Street where many jazz clubs were clustered
West Market Diner (site of) Manhattanville Manhattan A rare and classic diner car restaurant, now closed
West Village/Waterfront Historic District West Village Manhattan Low density, mixed use district on the Hudson River
Westbeth West Village Manhattan Largest artist community in the world
Whitestone Housing Cluster Whitestone Queens An architecturally diverse group of housing
William F. Moore Park, or Spaghetti Park Corona Queens Park featuring bocce courts
Williams Memorial Residence Upper West Side Manhattan Senior housing sponsored by the Salvation Army
Windemere Apartments Clinton Manhattan Late 19th century middle class housing
Winnie's Bar & Restaurant Chinatown Manhattan Karaoke bar in Chinatown
Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Bronx Notable for its beauty and the famous people buried there
Woolworth Building Financial District Manhattan Iconic New York City skyscraper
Woolworth Tower Kitchen Financial District Manhattan American-style restaurant in the Woolworth Building
Workingwoman's Home (former) Chinatown Manhattan Housing for working women