Places that Matter

Census of Places that Matter

Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Hall of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Traces both human and museum evolution
Hans Christian Andersen Statue Central Park Manhattan Central Park statue for the Danish author
Happy Land Social Club East Tremont Bronx The site of a fatal fire in 1990
Happy Land Social Club Memorial East Tremont Bronx Monument to the 87 victims of the 1990 Happy Land Social Club fire
Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts East Harlem Manhattan Preserves and promotes New York's Latin music heritage with music lessons, dance classes and acting classes
Harlem Courthouse East Harlem Manhattan A stunning 19th century building, now home to the Harlem Community Justice Center
Harlem Hospital Center Central Harlem Manhattan A leader in healthcare education for African Americans
Harlem Meer East Harlem Manhattan Lake in the northeastern tip of Central Park
Harlem Record Shack (former) Harlem Manhattan Longtime Harlem record store
Harlem River Houses Sculptures Central Harlem Manhattan WPA sculptures in a landmark public housing development
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Plaza Pomonok Queens Plaza dedicated to a working class advocate
Hart Island Hart Island Bronx The United States' largest tax-funded cemetery
Hayden Planetarium Upper West Side Manhattan Redesigned home of one of the United States' earliest planetaria
Henry Street Settlement Headquarters Lower East Side Manhattan Historic headquarters of a progressive Lower East Side community services center
Herbert Lehman College Kingsbridge Heights Bronx A Bronx CUNY college established in 1968
Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library Forest Hills Queens Public library specializing in Jewish culture
High Line (formerly High Line Elevated Railroad) Chelsea Manhattan Manhattan's first and only elevated all-freight rail service, now an innovative park
Highbridge Park, Pool & Water Tower Washington Heights Manhattan Waterfront park in northern Manhattan
Hindu Temple Society of North America Downtown Flushing Queens A major center for the Hindu community
Hinsch's Bay Ridge Brooklyn Old-fashioned luncheonette in Bay Ridge
Historic Tin Pan Alley Midtown South Manhattan Home to the American popular music industry around 1900
Holcombe Rucker Park Harlem Manhattan Harlem park named for community activist and basketball league founder
Holographic Studios Gramercy Manhattan World's oldest holography gallery
Hope Gardens Project Bushwick Brooklyn A housing project that women and minorities helped build
Hope Tree East Harlem Manhattan Tree decorated with commemorative items
Horn & Hardart Automats Midtown Manhattan Restaurants that pioneered waiterless service
Hostelling International New York Manhattan Valley Manhattan New York City's first official youth hostel, and former Association Residence for Respectable Aged Indigent Females
Hua Mei Bird Garden Lower East Side Manhattan Community garden in Sara Delano Roosevelt Park that houses beautiful songbirds
Hudson North American Manhattanville Manhattan Woman-owned storage and moving company, housed in historic Sheffield Farms horse stable
Hudson Tunnels West Village Manhattan Century old tunnel connecting NY and NJ
Hunts Point Palace Hunts Point Bronx A dance club for nearly a century, important for performers from mambo king Tito Puente to the first hip-hop crews in the '70s and '80s
Iglesia Luterana Sion East Harlem Manhattan Lutheran church used by German-American and Hispanic communities (formerly St. Johannes Kirche Lutheran Church)
ILGWU Local 10 (former) Garment District Manhattan Headquarters of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
Independence Bank Branch (now Sovereign Bank) Red Hook Brooklyn A welcome neighborhood amenity as the first bank branch in Red Hook
India Street Pier Greenpoint Brooklyn Industrial pier and potential neighborhood amenity
Indian Caves at Inwood Hill Park Inwood Manhattan Rock formation used by American Indians
Indigo Cafe and Books (former) Fort Greene Brooklyn Black-owned bookstore, cafe and community space, now online
Intermediate School 230 Jackson Heights Queens Beloved Jackson Heights middle school
International Grocery Hell's Kitchen Manhattan Global imported foods storefront in operation since the 1970s
International Longshoremen Assoc. Union Hall, Local 791 (former) Chelsea Manhattan Headquarters of seamen's labor union, later home of the Sanford Meisner Theater
Intersection of West & Christopher Streets West Village Manhattan New Yorkers cheered rescue workers here after September 11th
Inwood Inwood Manhattan Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood
Inwood Hill Park Inwood Manhattan Large and beautiful park along the Hudson offering NYC's last natural forest and the Urban Ecology Center
Jackson Heights Jackson Heights Queens Ethnically and culturally diverse community in Queens
Jackson Heights Historic District Jackson Heights Queens Neighborhood planned as a "Garden City"
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Lighthouse Hill Staten Island Unique museum of Tibetan and Buddhist works planned and built by Jacques Marchais in the 1940s
Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor Jackson Heights Brooklyn Last Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor location in NYC.
Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor (former) Richmond Hill Queens Classic ice cream parlor famous for heaping servings
James Beard House Greenwich Village Manhattan Chef James Beard lived and worked here, and it now houses the James Beard Foundation
Jarmulowsky Bank Building Lower East Side Manhattan A major Lower East Side bank from 1912-1917