Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Betty Smith House Woodhaven Queens The house where "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" was written
Bialystoker Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing (aka Bialystoker Home for the Aged) Lower East Side Manhattan Threatened historic Lower East Side elder care facility
Big Pun Mural Longwood Bronx Graffiti mural commemorating Bronx-born Puerto Rican hip hop artist
Big Rock East Elmhurst Queens Neighborhood gathering place and impromptu playground
Billie Holiday Theatre Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn 200-seat theater in Bedford-Stuyvesant offering an alternative to Broadway
Birdland Midtown Manhattan One of the foremost venues for bebop in the 1950s
Black Madonna Chapel & Phoenix Bar East Village Manhattan Storefront chapel to the Black Madonna, now Phoenix Bar
Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies Greenwich Village Manhattan Greenwich Village record store operating since 1968
Block on the North Side of East 84th Street, between 1st Avenue and York Avenue Yorkville Manhattan Quiet, tree-lined block in Yorkville
Blue Note Greenwich Village Manhattan An important jazz venue in Greenwich Village
Bobby's Happy House Records (former) Central Harlem Manhattan The first black-owned business opened on 125th street after WWII
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Astoria Queens Czech and Slovak cultural center, restaurant and beer garden
Bottom Line, The (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan A rock and folk music club
Bowery Mission Bowery Manhattan A gospel rescue mission providing services to men, women and children in need
Boys and Girls High School Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn The oldest high school in the city
Braggs Senior Center Crown Heights Brooklyn Senior center in Bedford Stuyvesant
Bridge Street AWME Church Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn The oldest African-American congregation in Brooklyn
Brighton Beach Bath and Racquet Club (site of) Brighton Beach Brooklyn An early 20th century resort and health club, now demolished
Brill Building Midtown Manhattan Landmark of American popular music
Broken Angel Clinton Hill Brooklyn Artistically modified home with features like found-item stained glass windows and a roof-top camera obscura
Bronx Documentary Center Melrose Bronx A gallery and educational center dedicated to the art and practice of photojournalism
Bronx River Houses Bronx River Bronx Housing project important in hip hop history
Bronx Zoo Fordham Bronx Largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, housing over 4,000 animals representing hundreds of species
Brooklyn Bears Community Garden Prospect Heights Brooklyn A community garden for over two decades
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Prospect Heights Brooklyn Extensive gardens and diverse greenhouses mark this Brooklyn oasis
Brooklyn Bridge Lower Manhattan Manhattan Iconic suspension bridge connecting Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn Children's Center Crown Heights Brooklyn Community-based mental health provider for children and adolescents
Brooklyn Children's Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn The first museum in the world created specifically for children
Brooklyn College Flatbush Brooklyn Since 1930, one of CUNY's foremost institutions
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain Carroll Gardens Brooklyn 1920s pharmacy turned old-fashioned soda shop
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Waterfront walkway offering spectacular views along the East River
Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Museum and library devoted to Brooklyn's history
Brooklyn Lyceum (formerly Public Bath #7) Park Slope Brooklyn Once a public bathhouse, now a center for dance, music and theater that includes a gym and a cafe
Brooklyn Moon Cafe Fort Greene Brooklyn Coffee shop, restaurant and performance space in Fort Greene
Brooklyn Museum Plaza Prospect Heights Brooklyn A welcoming public plaza with wonderful fountains
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
Brooklyn Paramount Theater (former) Downtown Brooklyn Hosted early rock 'n' roll concerts and still houses its original Wurlitzer organ
Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library Park Slope Brooklyn This library offers 1.5 million books, magazines, and multimedia materials, an extensive Brooklyn history collection and a Multilingual Center
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Park Slope Brooklyn A community of "free thinkers" founded in 1907
Brooklyn State Hospital, aka Kingsboro Psychiatric Center East Flatbush Brooklyn Historic state psychiatric facility and nursing school
Brooklyn Terminal Market Canarsie Brooklyn Central produce market open for business since 1942 and housing 33 vendors
Brooklyn Women's Hospital Brownsville Brooklyn Neighborhood hospital
Brower Park Crown Heights Brooklyn Beloved park next to the Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brown Place stickball field Mott Haven Bronx Playground that hosted childhood street games
Brownstone Books (former) Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn African-American focused bookstore offering author readings/lectures, special events, and book clubs for adults and children
Brownsville Heritage House Brownsville Brooklyn African American cultural center
Brownsville Student Farm Project Brownsville Brooklyn Formerly abandoned Brownsville lot reclaimed as an educational farm
C'est Magnifique Greenwich Village Manhattan Friendly jewelry store carrying unusual items
Caffe Cino (former) Greenwich Village Manhattan Where Off-Off Broadway theater got its start