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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New York County, New York

 
Clickable Map of New York County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg New York County, NY (2016) Bronx County, NY (136) Kings County, NY (388) Queens County, NY (212) Bergen County, NJ (427) Hudson County, NJ (151)  NewYorkCounty(2016) New York County (2016)  BronxCounty(136) Bronx County (136)  KingsCounty(388) Kings County (388)  QueensCounty(212) Queens County (212)  RichmondCounty(225) Richmond County (225)  BergenCountyNew Jersey(427) Bergen County (427)  HudsonCounty(151) Hudson County (151)
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1 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Internationally acclaimed poet and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters lived here from August 1958 to March 1961. His signal poem Howl (1956) helped launch The Beat Generation. Kaddish (1961), a . . . Map (db m105140) HM
2 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Carmen Pabon Del Amanecer JardínEl Bello Amanecer de Boriqueño
Carmen Pabon, Mother of Loisaida, Puerto Rican community activist, gardening, poet and actress, founded this garden as an urban sanctuary for children, local artists, Nuyorican poets and the elderly. Carmen helped thousands to create a better . . . Map (db m241352) HM
3 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Charlie Parker ResidenceDesignated Landmarks of New York City
Built in 1849, the brownstone rowhouse is a rare surviving example of a residential building built in the Gothic Revival style, a style most often used for churches. Notable details include the pointed entranceway with clustered colonettes, the . . . Map (db m63057) HM
4 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Fireman’s Garden.169 acre
The Firemen’s Garden on East Eighth Street between Avenues C and D honors the memory of all New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. The site pays homage in particular to the memory of Martin R. Celic (1952-1977), a young . . . Map (db m145373) HM
5 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — General Milan Stefanik
In memory of General Milan R. Stefanik Astronomer – Soldier Czecho-Slovak patriot Born – Ju(ly) 1, 1880 Died – May 4, 1919 Dedicated by Slovak Welfare Club (TATRA) May 3, 1942Map (db m163600) WM
6 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — GreenThumb
This site is a public garden which is maintained by neighborhood volunteers through GreenThumb. Founded in 1978, GreenThumb helps local residents transform vacant properties into attractive green spaces. If you want to join this garden, call (212) . . . Map (db m241343) HM
7 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — GreenThumb
This site is a public garden which is maintained by neighborhood volunteers through GreenThumb. Founded in 1978, GreenThumb helps local residents transform vacant properties into attractive green spaces. If you want to join this garden, call (212) . . . Map (db m241438) HM
8 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Harry Lloyd HopkinsAugust 17, 1890 – January 25, 1946 — 143 Avenue B, Manhattan —
Harry Hopkins, one of the most influential non-elected officials in American history, became a Settlement House worker in 1912 at Christodora, where his exposure to the struggles of new immigrants helped shape his thinking about social reform. . . . Map (db m145733) HM
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9 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — 300 — Joseph C. Sauer Park
What was here before? This was once the site of the original three-story Public School 126. The outdated structure was demolished in the 1930s, and the memorial park was built. An updated PS 126 ow stands on Catherine Street. How did . . . Map (db m241341) HM
10 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Jubilee Year
1843 – 1968 Jubilee Year commemorating 125th Anniversary of Most Holy Redeemer Church Sept. 28, 1968 Most. Rev. Terrence J. Cooke Archbishop of New YorkMap (db m145846) HM
11 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — La Plaza Cultural Land Acknowledgement
La Plaza Cultural is situated in Lenapehoking, homeland of the Lenape diaspora, and historically a gathering and trading place for many diverse Native peoples, who continue to live and work on this island. We respectfully acknowledge and . . . Map (db m241345) HM
12 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Lead Belly
Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, lived here at 414 East 10th St. in the 1940s with his wife Martha. Lead Belly played the 12-string guitar and was one of the most influential musicians of all time. He was born in Mooringsport, . . . Map (db m241348) HM
13 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Paderewski TreeTompkins Square Park Reported missing
Let us brace our hearts to fresh endurance, Let us adjust our minds to action, energetic, righteous; Let us uplift our consciousness by faith invisible for the nation cannot perish that had a soul so great, so immortal! . . . Map (db m145734) HM
14 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Pilgrimage Shrine
Most Holy Redeemer Church designated Pilgrimage Shrine in honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Centennial Year – 1966 ✞ Francis Cardinal Spellman Archbishop of New YorkMap (db m145845) HM
15 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Samuel Sullivan CoxTompkins Square Park
Samuel Sullivan “Sunset” Cox (1824–1889) was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and served his home state as a Democratic Congressional representative from 1857 to 1865 before being unseated. After moving to New York in 1866, Cox served . . . Map (db m145348) HM
16 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Slocum Memorial FountainTompkins Square Park
Dedicated in 1906, this fountain serves as a reminder of those who died aboard the excursion steamer General Slocum on June 15, 1904. Prior to September 11, 2001, the burning of the General Slocum had the highest death toll of any disaster in New . . . Map (db m145736) HM
17 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Temperance FountainTompkins Square Park Reported missing
Dating to 1888, this neo-classical fountain was the gift of the wealthy San Francisco dentist, businessman, and temperance crusader Henry D. Cogswell (1820–1900). Cogswell was born in Tolland, Connecticut in 1820, the son of an architect . . . Map (db m145253) HM
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18 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Tompkins Square Park10.5 acres
This park honors Daniel D. Tompkins (1774–1825), who served as Governor of New York from 1807 to 1817 and as Vice President of the United States under James Monroe (1758-1831) from 1817 to 1825. Peter Stuyvesant (1610–1672), director . . . Map (db m145224) HM
19 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Alphabet City — Ukrainian-American Flagstaff
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20 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay
This monument erected on Admiral George Dewey Promenade to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay May 1, 1898 United Spanish War Veterans Naval Academy Association of New York Sons of the Revolution in . . . Map (db m127046) WM
21 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — American Merchant Mariners' Memorial
Dedicated to all Merchant Mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have . . . Map (db m29281) HM
22 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — American Merchant Mariners' Memorial
Commissioned by the American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, Inc., this memorial was conceived in 1976. In 1988, after an extensive competition, the artist Marisol Escobar (1930-2016), known as Marisol, was chosen to develop her design. Situated . . . Map (db m233775) HM
23 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Battery Wall Discovery[Castle Clinton National Monument]
In spring 2006, during the South Ferry excavation in the Battery, four sections of a colonial era wall were identified by archaeologists. Although each of the four sections exhibited unique features, they are all likely part of the same wall, . . . Map (db m20306) HM
24 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Castle Clinton
This sandstone fort was built in 1811 as one of five forts erected to defend New York Harbor. The fort originally stood on a small island that was linked to Manhattan by a 200-foot wooden causeway and drawbridge. In the 1850s, landfill extended . . . Map (db m147149) HM
25 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Castle Clinton National Monument
[Left plaque]: Last of a series of forts which, from the Dutch settlement of 1624, guarded lower Manhattan, this structure was built by the United States in the years 1808 to 1811. It was first called "West Battery," and was one of the . . . Map (db m148097) HM
26 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — East Coast MemorialWWII Battle Monument
Base of Memorial centerpiece, front: 1941 * * * * 1945 Erected by the United States of America in proud and grateful remembrance of her sons who gave their lives in her service and who sleep in the American coastal waters of the Atlantic . . . Map (db m29208) HM
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27 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Emma Lazarus
Tribute to Emma Lazarus Poet Patriot author of The New Colossus, the sonnet inscribed on the Statue of Liberty The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame with conquering limbs astride from land to land . . . Map (db m29387) HM
28 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Federal Hall
The site of some of New York's greatest events during the eighteenth century, the original Federal Hall was this country's first Capitol under the Constitution. On April 30, 1789 George Washington was sworn in here as the first President of the . . . Map (db m207510) HM
29 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Giovanni Da Verrazzano
In April 1524 the Florentine-born navigator Verrazzano led the French caravel La Dauphine to the discovery of the Harbor of New York and named these shores Angouleme in honor of Francis I King of FranceMap (db m127196) HM
30 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Grant's Tomb
Rising to an imposing 150 feet from a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, this monument to General Grant is the largest mausoleum in America. Constructed of over 8,000 tons of granite, the great tomb was built to honor the Civil War general who . . . Map (db m207520) HM
31 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — History of New Pier 1
New Pier 1 was designed by General George B. Mc Clellan (of Civil War Fame), first Engineer-in-Chief of the Department of Docks. It was constructed between 1872 and 1877 as part of a larger maritime complex that included a wharf and boat landing. . . . Map (db m127121) HM
32 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — History of Pier A
Pier A, a designated New York City landmark, was constructed by the Department of Docks' third Engineer-in-Chief, George S. Greene Jr. between 1884 and 1886. The pier's two-story building served as the headquarters of the Department of Docks . . . Map (db m114673) HM
33 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — History of the Battery Wall[Castle Clinton National Monument]
This map, dated 1695, shows a wall with batteries built to the south and west of Fort George, located at the tip of Manhattan. It was likely constructed of wood and stone. Additional works were added throughout the early to mid-18th century. The . . . Map (db m29319) HM
34 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Jenny Lind, 1850's version of Beatlemania
When the Beatles arrived in New York City in 1964 they were met by 3,000 screaming fans. Jenny Lind, "The Swedish Nightingale", was met on the dock by 30,000 fans. But who is Jenny Lind? Joanna Marie Lind was born in Stockholm Sweden October . . . Map (db m207515) HM
35 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns
Order of September 18, 1814 – “The force employed will be 2 gunners and 8 matrosses (artillerists) to each gun. To every section or chamber of 2 guns a non-commissioned officer” . . .Map (db m20308) HM
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36 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — National Park Service Sites
Edison's Laboratory and Home West Orange, New Jersey This site features Thomas A. Edison's home, laboratories, and library. Edison developed the practical phonograph and the movie camera here. Eleanor Roosevelt's . . . Map (db m207517) HM
37 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — New York Korean War Veterans MemorialBattery Park Reported permanently removed
This monument in Battery Park north of Castle Clinton, honors military personnel who served in the Korean Conflict (1950-1953). The memorial, dedicated in 1991, was designed by Welsh-born artist Mac Adams (b. 1943) and is notable as one of the first . . . Map (db m33600) WM
38 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — New York Korean War Veterans MemorialBattery Park
This monument honors military personnel who served in the Korean War (1950-1953). The memorial, dedicated in 1991, was designed by Welsh-born artist Mac Adams (b.1943) and is notable as one of the first Korean War memorials erected in the United . . . Map (db m198609) HM WM
39 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — New York Korean War Veterans Memorial
The Korean War 1950 - 1953 The Universal Soldier
Thailand Dead: 114 Wounded: 794 Missing: 5 Turkey Dead: 721 Wounded: 1475 Missing: 175 United Kingdom Dead: 909 Wounded: 3497 . . . Map (db m207526) WM
40 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Norwegian Maritime Memorial
[North Marker Plaque :] In World War II, 1,100 Norwegian ships served the Allied cause by hauling supplies between U.S. ports and the war theaters abroad. A sizeable part of the Allied forces were supplied by ships flying the Norwegian . . . Map (db m29309) HM
41 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — Statue of Liberty / Ellis IslandHeritage Trails New York Reported missing
Statue of Liberty Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, engineer Richard Morris Hunt, architect of base, 1871-86 Ellis Island Boring and Tilton, architects
Ellis Island and the Statue . . . Map (db m132034) HM
42 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — The Immigrants
Dedicated to the people of all nations who entered America through Castle Gardens. In memory of Samuel Rudin 1896 ---------- 1975 Whose parents arrived in America in 1883Map (db m20300) HM
43 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — The Lives of Castle Clinton:Defense, Entertainment, Immigration, Education — [Castle Clinton National Monument] —
In 1790 the Common Council of the City of New York authorized the removal of stone and soil from Fort George and the Grand Battery to fill in the pier line along the Battery. Beginning in 1808, the defenses of the city were extended out into the . . . Map (db m148098) HM
44 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — A Field Guide of New York Harbor/The Age of Sail Reported permanently removed
A Field Guide of New York Harbor New York Harbor extends from its dramatic gateway at The Narrows, a turbulent channel separating Staten Island from Brooklyn, to the Battery at Manhattan’s southern-most tip. One of the world’s great natural . . . Map (db m134149) HM
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45 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — A Floating Metropolis / Sailings, Sightings and Special Events Reported permanently removed
Left: A Floating Metropolis A plan to create a new residential and commercial neighborhood on the site of the decaying Hudson River piers was first proposed in the early 1960s. Battery Park City is a remarkable technological achievement. To . . . Map (db m145913) HM
46 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Battery Park City Employees Memorial
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Battery Park City Parks and Authority employees tirelessly assisted in the clean-up of Battery Park City, revitalizing our parks and restoring our neighborhood to the refuge it is today. We dedicate this oasis . . . Map (db m232546) HM
47 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Battery Timeline Reported permanently removed
1524: Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano (sic), on an expedition sponsored by the French crown, sails into New York Harbor. He records his discovery but never sets foot on land. 1600 1609: Englishman Henry Hudson, backed by the Dutch East . . . Map (db m134183) HM
48 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Berlin Wall segment
In November 2004, the 15th Anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the city of Berlin donated this piece of the Wall to Battery Park City. These segments were originally located in downtown Berlin in the area between Potsdamer Plaza and . . . Map (db m132053) HM
49 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Bulkhead Line Est. by Dept. of Docks in 1871
This line in the pavement represents the western edge of Manhattan in 1871. By that time, the shoreline had already been extended well to the west of the original location, which lay along present day Greenwich Street. The fill that expanded the . . . Map (db m154067) HM
50 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Ferries, Tugs and Tall Ships / Along the Western Shore Reported permanently removed
Left: Ferries, Tugs and Tall Ships Not so long ago, New Yorkers travelling overseas left from passenger terminals located on Manhattan’s west side piers. Steamship lines owned their own terminals, and the arrivals and departures of great . . . Map (db m134089) HM
51 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Frederick Douglass
As one of the most famous and respected black abolitionist leaders of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass inspired many people through his courage and determination. Frederick Bailey was born a slave in February 1818 on Holmes Hill Farm in . . . Map (db m168927) HM
52 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Mother Cabrini (1850-1917)
Maria Francesca Xavier Cabrini, known as Mother Cabrini, was an Italian-American who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of orphans, immigrants and other disadvantaged New Yorkers. In 1889, she arrived in New York on a mission to help Italian . . . Map (db m198659) HM
53 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — My Cry Into the WorldMi Grito Hacia El Mundo
Dedicated by Governor • Dedicado por el Gobernador Andrew M. Cuomo March • Marzo 2021 Segundo Cardona, FAIA, Archetect • Arquitecto Antonio Martorell, Artist • Artista On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to . . . Map (db m235466) HM
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54 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — PS/IS 89 September 11 Memorial
On September 11 2001, our beloved and brave children witnessed the best and worst of humanity. We honor the heroic and compassionate principals, teachers and staff of PS and IS 89 who brought them to safety, of both body and spirit. With profound . . . Map (db m132232) HM
55 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — Sirius Dog Run
This dog run is named in honor of PAPD K-9 Sirius #17. He was a four year old yellow Labrador Retriever who served as an explosives detector canine for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Sirius lost his life during the World Trade . . . Map (db m128900) HM WM
56 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park City — The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Park Vice President of the United States 1974-1977 Governor of the State of New York 1959-1973 “There is nothing wrong with American that courage, commitment, and love cannot conquer. There is nothing . . . Map (db m132488) HM
57 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — 352-353 Riverside Drive
This house (1899-1901) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m223709) HM
58 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Birthplace of Norman Rockwell
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59 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Fire Horses
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60 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Firemen’s MemorialRiverside Park
      The Firemen’s Memorial (1913) in Riverside Park is one of the most impressive monuments in New York City. The monument was designed by H. Van Buren Magonigle (1867-1935) and its sculptures are attributed to Attilio Piccirilli (1866-1945). . . . Map (db m54004) HM
61 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Firemen’s Memorial
To the heroic dead of the Fire Department < Back of Monument : > To the men of the Fire Department of the City of New York who died at the call of duty Soldiers in a war that never ends This memorial is dedicated by the people of a . . . Map (db m54005) HM
62 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Franz Sigel StatueRiverside Park
      This bronze equestrian sculpture of military officer, educator, journalist, and public servant Franz Sigel (1824-1902) is by the distinguished sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915). Sigel is also honored with a park named for him, which is . . . Map (db m53973) HM
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63 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Gershwin Family Residence1925-1931
George Gershwin - composer and Ira Gershwin - lyricist created many memorable works here. 102 and 103 Streets Block Association June 19, 1982Map (db m97257) HM
64 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Hannah Arendt14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975 — 370 Riverside Drive, Manhattan —
A humanist writer and philosopher whose guiding principle was “To Think What We Are Doing,” Hannah Arendt though boldly about our shared political world. Born in Hanover, Germany in 1906, Arendt studied under Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers. . . . Map (db m222354) HM
65 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Humphrey DeForest Bogart1899 - 1957
This site is the childhood home of Humphrey DeForest Bogart 1899 - 1957 Mr Bogart lived at this site from the time he was born until 1923. During a film career that spanned nearly 30 years and 75 films, Mr Bogart became not only a . . . Map (db m18319) HM
66 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — John Merven Carrere Memorial
This commemorative terrace and balustrade, part of the staircase inserted at 97th Street into the 19th-century, rustic perimeter wall enclosing Riverside Park, honors the distinguished architect John Mervin Carrère (1858–1911). Carrère was . . . Map (db m170903) HM
67 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic DistrictNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Built between 1899 and 1902, these townhouses are uniformly and elegantly in the French Beaux-Arts style, popular in that period but usually reserved in the United States for large public buildings. Many late 19th century American architects . . . Map (db m53998) HM
68 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Shinran Shonin1173 - 1261
      Shinran Shonin is the founder of the Jodo Shinshu Sect of Buddhism. He developed the doctrine that reveals the one unobstructed way through which we can receive salvation and Buddhahood. This teaching is the torch that lights the way and . . . Map (db m53986) HM
69 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Shinran Shonin
1173 to 1262 Founder of Jodo-Shinshu Sect New York Buddhist ChurchMap (db m53988) HM
70 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Teresa Carreño(1853-1917)
The great pianist, composer, singer, teacher and the first woman conductor was born in Caracas, Venezuela on December 22, 1853 and died here at "Della Robia" on June 12, 1917 as an American citizen. A pupil of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Anton . . . Map (db m98553) HM
71 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bloomingdale — Victor Herbert1859 - 1924
The conductor and composer, lived here from 1904 to 1924. During that time, he organized the Victor Herbert Orchestra, wrote the operettas "Naughty Marietta" and "Sweethearts," advocated the Copyright Law of 1909, and helped to found ASCAP.Map (db m98482) HM
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72 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — "I'm Not A Nice Girl"103 Bowery
You are standing at the former site of the Blossom Restaurant and barber shop shown in Berenice Abbott’s iconic Depression era photograph, one of several Bowery images in her influential Changing New York series. An Ohio born expatriate . . . Map (db m132413) HM
73 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — “A Carnival Of Debauchery!”Owney Geoghegan’s Boxing Saloon — 105 Bowery —
You are standing in front of what was once George Geoghegan’s Saloon, NYC’s most notorious bare knuckle boxing saloon. An Irish-born street-slugger-turned-professional boxer, Geoghegan (pronounced gay-gen), used his fame and earnings from the . . . Map (db m132463) HM
74 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — “Big Tim” Sullivan’s Clubhouse75,000 Line Street For “King Of The Bowery” — 207 Bowery —
In the 1890, this address was headquarters of Tammany Hall’s 3rd Assembly District, headed by “Big Tim” Sullivan – a Five Points-born political powerhouse who dominated NYC politics from 1890 to 1913. Master at swaying public . . . Map (db m133644) HM
75 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — “Show Me”
”Show Me” State House Circa 1888Map (db m164142) HM
76 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Sidewalks Of New York Premieres On Bowery!The London — 235 Bowery —
The New Museum is the former site of the London Theatre, where in 1894 Lotte Gilson (“The Little Magnet”) first sang “The Sidewalks of New York,” an iconic song that encapsulated the feel of Manhattan’s working class . . . Map (db m133318) HM
77 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — 140 Years Of Help And HopeThe Bowery Mission — 227-229 Bowery —
Established in 1879 by Reverend and Mrs. A.G. Ruliffson, the Bowery Mission was located at 14, 36, 55 and 105 Bowery before moving to 227 Bowery in 1909, an event heralded by a visit and speech by President Taft. For nearly 140 years, it has . . . Map (db m133150) HM
78 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — A Bowery FlopFor 5 Cents A Night — 219-21 Bowery —
By 1890, it was estimated that 9,000 homeless men, many of them alcoholics or gambling addicts, found lodging in Bowery flophouses. Accommodations could be a person-sized spot to flop on a wooden floor in a large open ward for 5 cents or a wooden . . . Map (db m133762) HM
79 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Alexander’s MuseeAmerica’s First Great Black Comedian – Billy Kersands — 317 Bowery —
You are standing at the former site of Alexander’s Musee, a popular dime museum that in 1886 presented the singer/dancer/acrobat/musician/comedian Billy Kersands, the first African American performer to achieve nationwide popularity with White as . . . Map (db m136924) HM
80 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Birthplace Of Vaudeville?199-201 Bowery
You are standing on the former site of Tony Pastor’s Opera House, one of the legendary birthplaces of vaudeville. Known as the “Bowery Autocrat,” Antonio Pastor (1832-1908), was born in NYC, sang as a child performer in P.T. Barnum’s Museum, and . . . Map (db m133593) HM
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81 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — CBGBBirthplace of Punk Rock — 315 Bowery —
This is the birthplace of punk rock. A grungy and chaotic laboratory of musical innovation, it witnesses early performance by The Ramones, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell, Blondie, The Police, Dead Boys, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, . . . Map (db m137713) HM
82 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Charles Eisenmann’s Photography Studio229 Bowery
You are standing next to an 1876 Federal-era building that was the home and studio of Charles Eisenmann, the premier photographer of sideshow exotics – called “freaks” – who worked at circuses and Bowery dime museums. A . . . Map (db m133271) HM
83 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Christians, Cops, Elks & AnarchismA 19th Century Meeting Hall — 193 Bowery —
In 1892, anarchist leader Emma Goldman led a meeting at Military Hall in defense of her lover/comrade, Alexander Berkman, jailed after a botched attempt to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick, villain of the bloody Homestead Steel Strike. A . . . Map (db m133550) HM
84 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Faerman’s Cash RegistersKa-Ching! — 159 Bowery —
According to Bernie Faerman, when Faerman Cash Register Company opened at 331 Broome Street (1959) and then relocated to 159 Bowery (1963), the area was “Cash Register Heaven,” with multiple dealerships within just a few blocks. A museum . . . Map (db m132822) HM
85 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Freaks! Assassins! Giant Squids!101-103 Bowery
In 1881, Worth’s Museum and Congress of Living and Intimate Curiosities opened at 101 Bowery. Like other dime museums which lined the Bowery, Worth’s offered a variety of freakish amusements, such as the largest specimen of giant squid in North . . . Map (db m132411) HM
86 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Hi-TechBehind A Renaissance Revival Façade — 161 Bowery —
Step back for a moment to take in the eclectic design of the elaborate façade drawing on Renaissance Revival and Neo-Classical ornament. The carved limestone storefront that extends to the second story incorporates pilasters with smooth shafts and . . . Map (db m132919) HM
87 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery215 Bowery
Carved from sandstone quarried in Ohio, this impressive Italian Renaissance façade boasts a sophisticated hierarchy of window ornament in the three upper stories, graduating from pealed pediments, to round pediments to flat lintels with projecting . . . Map (db m133732) HM
88 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — John Brown's Body On The BoweryMcGraw and Taylor Undertakers — 163 Bowery —
This is the former site of undertakers McGraw and Taylor, where the body of John Brown was secretly prepared for burial. Executed on December 2, 1859, for the raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, the radical abolitionist had tried to ignite an armed . . . Map (db m179403) HM
89 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Justus H. Schwab, 1847-1900
An extraordinary figure in the socialist and anarchist movement of the late 19th century, German-born Justus H. Schwab lived with his family and operated a saloon at 50 East 1st Street for nearly 30 tears. Schwab’s saloon was an epicenter for . . . Map (db m124737) HM
90 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Kehila Kedosha Janina
Kehila Kedosha Janina was built in 1926–27 by Greek-speaking Jews from Northwestern Greece and is the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The brick-faced facade is embellished with symbolic Hebraic ornaments, including a stone . . . Map (db m26879) HM
91 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Liz Christie GardenFirst New York City Community Garden — Houston at Bowery —
In 1973, artist Liz Christie and her band of volunteers transformed a vacant lot at this site to create the Bowery-Houston Community Farm and Garden. Her Green Guerillas cleared garbage, built soil from police-stable manure, and planted trees, . . . Map (db m137008) HM
92 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Longest-Running Catalogue In AmericaHammacher Schlemmer — 209 Bowery —
You are standing at the corporate roots of Hammacher Schlemmer, America’s longest running catalogue for the “man who has everything.” Opening in 1848 at 221 Bowery, it specialized in hard-to-find hardware. Located in the 5-story building . . . Map (db m133664) HM
93 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — M’Finda Kalunga GardenSarah D. Roosevelt Park Reported permanently removed
The M’Finda Kalunga Garden is named in memory of an African-American burial ground that was located on nearby Chrystie Street between Rivington and Stanton Streets. Dutch colonists brought the first enslaved Africans to the New Amsterdam . . . Map (db m135368) HM
94 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — McGurk’s Suicide Hall295 Bowery
On this site once stood a five-story tenement building which between 1895 and 1902 housed the notorious McGurk’s Suicide Hall. Advertised as “The roughest joint in town,” McGurk’s attracted the lowest of low-brow clientele – from . . . Map (db m137009) HM
95 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — M'Finda Kalunga Community GardenFounded in 1985 RPCC Members
Dedicated in 1995 as M'Finda Kalunga* Community Garden in honor of the African Burial Grounds formerly located on 195-197 Chrystie Street *"Garden at the edge of the other side of the world" Kicongo LanguageMap (db m241364) HM
96 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — M'Finda Kalunga GardenSara D. Roosevelt Park
The M'Finda Kalunga Garden is named in memory of an African-American burial ground that was located on Chrystie Street near Stanton Streets. The Dutch West India Company brought the first enslaved Africans to the indigenous . . . Map (db m241361) HM
97 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — Minthorne Marble House
Established 1831 Constructed 1842 34 East 3rd Street New York, New YorkMap (db m164115) HM
98 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — New York City Marble CemeteryNew York Designated Landmark
New York's second non-sectarian cemetery was started in 1831, one year after the first. The underground family vaults are individually marked by many monuments. James Lenox, a founder of the New York Public Library, is buried here as well as two . . . Map (db m105338) HM
99 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — New York Marble CemeteryIncorporated 1831
Enclosed within this block is the oldest public non-sectarian cemetery in the city. Descendants of the 19th century owners may still be buried here. The 156 solid marble vaults were built completely underground as a health precaution. Though no . . . Map (db m39518) HM
100 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Bowery — New York’s “Little Germany”Germania Fire Insurance Building — 357 Bowery —
You are standing in front of one of the best-preserved reminders of Kleindeutschland - “Little Germany” – once the most prominent German-American neighborhood in America. Fleeing economic and political instability, Germans began immigrating . . . Map (db m137179) HM

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