“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New York NY 10003

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By Larry Gertner, November 30, 2019
Middle Collegiate Church
1New York (New York County), New York — (Collegiate) Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
. . . Map (db m145138) HM
2New York (New York County), New York — “Show Me”
”Show Me” State House Circa 1888Map (db m164142) HM
3New York (New York County), New York — General Slocum Disaster Centennial1904 - 2004
This is the site of the former St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (1857 to 1940) a mostly German immigrant parish. On Wednesday, June 15, 1904, the church chartered the excursion steamer, General Slocum, to take the members on the 17th . . . Map (db m145735) HM
4New York (New York County), New York — Pirates of Penzance Composition Site
On this site Sir Arthur Sullivan composed "The Pirates of Penzance" during 1879Map (db m98974) HM
5New York (New York County), New York — 105 East 19th Street
In 1896, the prolific architectural firm of Neville & Babbe designed and built this carefully-balanced, six-story Neo-Classical apartment building with two eight-room apartments per floor. The building has a rusticated limestone base, brick upper . . . Map (db m150554) HM
6New York (New York County), New York — 133 Fifth Avenue
A Neo-Renaissance Building Designed by Robert Maynicke Built in 1899Map (db m146601) HM
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7New York (New York County), New York — 27 Cooper Sq.Bowery Arts & Beats
You are standing in front of an 1844 townhouse which was converted in the 1960s from a cold-water flop to home and gathering place for a newly developing, inclusive avant-garde. Poets Amiri Bakara and Hetty Jones hosted writers, painters, . . . Map (db m132312) HM
8New York (New York County), New York — 27 Cooper Square
In the 1960’s, this 1845 former rooming house became a laboratory for artistic, literary and political currents. Writers LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka) and Hettie Jones, their Yugen magazine and Toten Press, musician Archie Shepp and painter . . . Map (db m131766) HM
9New York (New York County), New York — 326, 328, 330 East 18th Street HousesNew York City Designated Landmark
These three charming Italianate style houses were built in 1852-53 on land which was once part of Governor peter Stuyvesant’s “Bouwerie”, or farm. Cornelia Stuyvesant Ten Broeck (1820-1892) was directly responsible for the development . . . Map (db m151071) HM
10New York (New York County), New York — 376-380 Lafayette StreetNew York Designated Landmark
This six-story building, erected in 1888 for William C. Schermerhorn, is one of New York’s outstanding manufacturing structures of the period. It demonstrated that a utilitarian building could have real artistic merit and need not be devoid of . . . Map (db m146674) HM
11New York (New York County), New York — 830 Broadway
The 830 Broadway Building is an 11-story Renaissance Revival-style store-and-loft building designed in 1897 by the prominent architectural firm of Cleverdon & Putzel for builder Ferdinand H. Mela. With its elaborately ornamented façade, the . . . Map (db m178398) HM
12New York (New York County), New York — 832-834 BroadwayNew York City Designated Landmark
The 832-834 Broadway building is a 10-story Renaissance Revival-style store-and-loft building designed by Ralph. S. Townsend un 1896. With its ornate façade featuring elaborate terra-cotta and limestone decorations and steel-frame construction, it . . . Map (db m179209) HM
13New York (New York County), New York — 9/11 Memorial Reported missing
Cabrini Medical Center remembers our neighbors and our employee Marc Sullins who were lost or suffered loss during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We rededicate this institution as a center of healing and hope pledged always to . . . Map (db m151235) WM
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14New York (New York County), New York — A Tower Of MusicCarl Fischer Music Publishers — 56-62 Cooper Sq. —
For over seventy-five years, this building housed the administrative offices, a spacious retail store and presses that printed millions of copies of Sheet music distributed world-wide. In 1872, German-born Carl Fischer (1849-1923) opened a musical . . . Map (db m136743) HM
15New York (New York County), New York — Academy of Music Site
Upon This Site Stood The Original Academy of Music Erected 1852 Tony Pastor's Theatre Opened 1881Map (db m127439) HM
16New York (New York County), New York — 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
17New York (New York County), New York — Anaïs Nin1903-1977
Renowned writer Anais Nin operated her printing press here in the 1940s, where she personally helped produce some of her earliest publications, including their artwork and typeface, regarding these as an extension of her creative process. Her work . . . Map (db m200493) HM
18New York (New York County), New York — Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue
Gift of the New York Philharmonic and the Dvořák American Heritage Association to the City of New York 1997. This bronze statue by Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962) was commissioned by the Czechoslovak National Council of America and presented to . . . Map (db m104413) HM
19New York (New York County), New York — Astor Library"Heritage of New York"
This Italianate structure, begun in 1849 and completed in 1881 was built by John Jacob Astor, whose sons later added the north and center sections. Three architects contributed to its design: Alexander Saeltzer (South Wing, 1849-1853); Griffith . . . Map (db m146948) HM
20New York (New York County), New York — Astor Piazzolla, 1921-1992
Argentinian composer Born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, lived in this building until 1936. Placed in loving memory by his devoted followers Map (db m166089) HM
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21New York (New York County), New York — Astor Place Riot!1849
On May 10, 1849, one of NYC’s largest riots occurred on this square at the Astor Place Opera House. Blamed on long-standing trans-Atlantic rivalry between famous Shakespearean actors – American-born Edwin Forrest and Englishman Edward Macready . . . Map (db m136674) HM
22New York (New York County), New York — Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a sculptor born on March 1, 1848 in Dublin. Ireland was in the grip of the Great Potato Famine, and his family immigrated to New York, taking 6-month-old Augustus with them. Saint-Gaudens’ father, Bernard, was a . . . Map (db m151069) HM
23New York (New York County), New York — Augustus Saint-Gaudens Playground.643 acre
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) was the preeminent sculptor of the Gilded Age of American art. He not only created some of the country’s finest landmarks but also helped to foster arts education and the collaboration between artists that . . . Map (db m150948) HM
24New York (New York County), New York — Beatrix Farrand1872 - 1959
The landscape gardener lived here from 1872 to 1913. Her 192 commissions include the East Garden (1913) of The White House, and the grounds of Dumbarton Oaks (1922-41), also in Washington, D.C. The niece of the celebrated writer, Edith Wharton, she . . . Map (db m98662) HM
25New York (New York County), New York — Bitter & Moretti Sculptors249 1/2 East 13th Street
This building constructed in 1892 was the studio of the noted architectural sculptors Karl Bitter (1867-1815) and Giuseppe Moretti (1857-1935) In 1891 Karl Bitter won the competition for the design of the Tympanum and Doors of . . . Map (db m145262) HM
26New York (New York County), New York — Bouwerie Lane Theater(Formerly the Bond Street Savings Bank)
This unique cast iron building was designed in 1874 by architect Henry Engelbert, in the French Second Empire style. It successfully presents two harmonious facades to the streets that meet at its corner site. First known as the German Exchange . . . Map (db m147105) HM
27New York (New York County), New York — Brotherhood Synagogue(Formerly the Friends Meetinghouse) — 144 East 20th Street —
In 1859, the Society of Friends, known as Quakers, commissioned the firm of King & Kellum to design a structure "exactly suited for a Friends Meeting, entirely plain, neat and chaste, of good taste, but avoiding all useless ornament". This building . . . Map (db m147006) HM
28New York (New York County), New York — Brown Building
This ten story neo-renaissance loft building, designed by New York architect John Wooley, was built in 1900-01 for Joseph J. Asch. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory occupied the building's top three floors. In 1909, Triangle employees initiated the . . . Map (db m147007) HM
29New York (New York County), New York — 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
30New York (New York County), New York — Century Center for the Performing Arts111 East 15th Street Reported missing
Architect Gambrill & Richardson Built in 1869 Restored by the Theatre First FoundationMap (db m149915) HM
31New York (New York County), New York — Cervantes
This statue was presented to the City of New York by the Mayor of Madrid, Spain in 1986. It stood in Bryant Park before being donated to New York University in 1989.Map (db m101598) HM
32New York (New York County), New York — Colonnade RowLandmarks of New York
These four houses constitute the remaining portion of a colonnade of nine, originally named La Grange Terrace after the country seat of the Marquis de Lafayette. When constructed in 1831 by Seth Geer, this was considered the finest row of private . . . Map (db m41192) HM
33New York (New York County), New York — Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March
To honor the 50th anniversary of this march for human rights, we’ve replaced our signs in parks near the various routes with pride flag versions.Map (db m153023) HM
34New York (New York County), New York — Cooper UnionLandmarks of New York
For the advancement of science and art Peter Cooper, inventor, civic leader, philanthropist, founded this institution offering free education to all. In its great hall, birthplace of many important social and political movements, America’s leading . . . Map (db m41171) HM
35New York (New York County), New York — Daniel D. TompkinsA Great American
Son of a revolutionary patriot Born in Fox Meadows (Now Scarsdale) N.Y. June 21, 1774 Died in Tompkinsville, Staten Island N.Y. June 11, 1825 Governor of New York State 1807-1817 — Vice President of the United States 1817-1825 Military . . . Map (db m41207) HM
36New York (New York County), New York — Daniel Leroy HouseNew York City Designated Landmark
This mansion was once part of the row that lined the entire blockfront. With its arched Federal-Baroque doorway, grand proportions and original wrought iron handrailings at the stoop, it is now a rare survivor of a type which, because of its great . . . Map (db m145160) HM
37New York (New York County), New York — Dawn Powell1896 - 1965
The novelist, playwright, and diarist lived here from 1931-1942, where she wrote Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel, Angels on Toast, and A Time to Be Born. Born in Ohio, she wrote perceptive novels set in small Midwestern towns, . . . Map (db m98685) HM
38New York (New York County), New York — De Vinne Press BuildingNew York Designated Landmark
Thomas DeVinne (1828-1914), for whom this building was named, was a noted and scholarly printer who produced Scribner's Monthly and St. Nicholas Magazine as well as the Century Dictionary and Century Magazine. Babb, Cook & Willard's strong design of . . . Map (db m105706) HM
39New York (New York County), New York — East 7th Street WWII Memorial
To Honor The Brave Men of this block who Loyally Served their Country in World War II ★Betancourt, Aurelio · ★Corsino, Salvatore · ★Gudz, Peter · ★Holowaty, John · ★Sierko, Vincent · Amanna, Peter · Amanna, Prosper . . . Map (db m145112) HM
40New York (New York County), New York — Edward HopperJuly 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967 — 3 Washington Square North, Manhattan —
A printmaker, illustrator, and prominent watercolorist, Hopper is renowned for his oil paintings, whose focus on everyday life explores the visualization of human isolation, regret and boredom. His most famous painting, Nighthawks (1942), . . . Map (db m148744) HM
41New York (New York County), New York — Eleanor Roosevelt
Resided at 20 East 11th Street From 1933 to 1942Map (db m55751) HM
42New York (New York County), New York — Elihu RootNew York, Home of Distinguished Americans — February 15, 1845 - February 7, 1937 —
Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Theodore Roosevelt, 1905-09 Secretary of War, 1899-1904 Senator from New York, 1909-1915 Lived in a house on this site from 1871 to 1878Map (db m47296) HM
43New York (New York County), New York — Emma Goldman(1869-1940)
Anarchist, orator and advocate of free speech and free love, lived here from 1903-1913, and published the radical magazine “Mother Earth.” She was deported to the Soviet Union in 1919.Map (db m146415) HM
44New York (New York County), New York — Firefighter Manuel DelValle, Jr.
Dedicated to the memory of Firefighter* Manuel DelValle, Jr. Engine Co. 5 who made the supreme sacrifice while in the performance of duty operating at Manhattan Box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center September 11, 2001 . . . Map (db m207562) WM
45New York (New York County), New York — Firefighter Raymond Ragucci
Dedicated to the memory of Firefighter Raymond Ragucci Engine Company 5 who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery efforts at Manhattan Box . . . Map (db m207586) WM
46New York (New York County), New York — Firefighter Thomas A. Lynn
Dedicated to the memory of Firefighter Thomas A. Lynn Engine Company 5 who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery efforts at Manhattan Box . . . Map (db m207589) WM
47New York (New York County), New York — 388 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The city’s earliest Presbyterian congregation organized in 1716, built this church in 1845 from plans by Joseph C. Wells after worshiping for over 120 years at Wall and Nassau Streets. The main edifice is modeled after the church of St. Saviour in . . . Map (db m122286) HM
48New York (New York County), New York — Frank O'Hara1926 - 1966
While living here in 1957-59, the poet, critic, and curator wrote a monograph about Jackson Pollock. His poems dealt with urban themes in an expressionist style analogous to Pollock's action paintings.Map (db m145847) HM
49New York (New York County), New York — Frank Stella
Painter, print-maker, and sculptor Frank Stella lived and worked here from 1978 to 2005, in what was originally a horse auction mart for the city’s elite, and then served as a women’s assembly line training center during World War II. Known . . . Map (db m200461) HM
50New York (New York County), New York — George Bellows
George Bellows Renowned realistic artist, lived and painted here from 1910 until 1925 Map (db m106315) HM
51New York (New York County), New York — George Washington StatueUnion Square Park
This impressive bronze equestrian portrait of George Washington (1732-1799), the first President of the United States, is the oldest sculpture in the New York City parks collection. It was modeled by Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) and dedicated in . . . Map (db m138392) HM
52New York (New York County), New York — Gorham Apartments
Constructed in the Queen Anne style in 1883, with apartments on the upper floors and the prestigious Gorham Silver Company on the lower floors. One of the first apartment houses as well as one of the first mixed use buildings by the prominent . . . Map (db m146557) HM
53New York (New York County), New York — Grace ChurchLandmarks of New York
This Protestant Episcopal Church of Gothic design was constructed of unfinished marble in 1845-46 from plans by James Renwick, Jr. It contains the cornerstone of an earlier church erected in 1806. It is famous for its stained glass windows, high . . . Map (db m80326) HM
54New York (New York County), New York — Gramercy Gym Site Reported permanently removed
For more than half a century, the Gramercy Gym stood on this site. Legendary boxing trainer and teacher, Cus D'Amato, trained world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres along with countless other boxers who were champions in their own right. . . . Map (db m147914) HM
55New York (New York County), New York — Gramercy Park Clubhouse
36 Gramercy Park East was formerly known as the “Gramercy Park Clubhouse”. The building was designed by James Reily Gordon in the Neo-Gothic style and was completed in 1910. This was the residence of many society figures, writers, . . . Map (db m150435) HM
56New York (New York County), New York — Gramercy Park Historic DistrictNew York City Historic District
The Gramercy Park Historic District provides an early example of creative town planning. The area was developed in 1831 by Samuel B. Ruggles who laid out lots around New York City’s only surviving private park. Buyers of the lots became joint . . . Map (db m150030) HM
57New York (New York County), New York — Gramercy Park Historic DistrictNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
New York’s only private park, restricted to the use of residents in the neighborhood, Gramercy Park was planned in 1831 on the model of London’s squares. It is graced by buildings created by the city’s most eminent architects, including Stanford . . . Map (db m150301) HM
58New York (New York County), New York — Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
This plaque is dedicated to HIAS, The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society which occupied this building from 1921 to 1965. As the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, HIAS' work, providing rescue and refuge for . . . Map (db m105591) HM
59New York (New York County), New York — Hebrew Technical Institute1884         1939
These premises housed the Hebrew Technical Institute Founded in 1884.   A non-sectarian school. One of the first technical high schools in the United States. Last graduating class 1939. The school was conceived at a meeting of the United Hebrew . . . Map (db m41213) HM
60New York (New York County), New York — Horace Greeley1811 - 1872
Journalist who said "Go West, young man!" lived here when he was editor and publisher of the New York Tribune. An outspoken progressive reformer, he championed Western expansion and rights for women and young people.Map (db m98663) HM
61New York (New York County), New York — In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster Reported missing
Slain while on patrol in the Ninth Precinct January 27, 1972 They served their country in Vietnam as United States Marines and have given us in death a shining example of racial brotherhood that makes us proud to claim them as members of our . . . Map (db m164334) HM
62New York (New York County), New York — Independence Flagstaff
The monument setting forth in enduring bronze the full text of the immortal charter of American liberty was erected in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence 1776 – July 4 – 1926 ( inscription . . . Map (db m149274) HM
63New York (New York County), New York — International Tailoring Company Building
Constructed in 1920, this was the New York headquarters of the International Tailoring Company and its subsidiary, J.T. Taylor & Company. It was one of the world's largest manufacturers of men's custom-made clothing. From the early to mid-20th . . . Map (db m105171) HM
64New York (New York County), New York — James Cagney1899-1986
Actor, who set the standard for gangster roles in movies such as Angels With Dirty Faces and The Public Enemy lived here from 1965 to 1968. Other residents were actress Margaret Hamilton and soprano Emma Thursby. New York Landmarks . . . Map (db m150343) HM
65New York (New York County), New York — James Harper
Publisher and former Mayor of New York, lived here from 1847 until his death in 1869.Map (db m147929) HM
66New York (New York County), New York — John W. Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical SocietyNational Chemical Historic Landmark — April 6, 1876 —
On this site, 35 chemists formed the American Chemical Society, intending to stimulate original research, awaken and develop talent throughout the United States, provide fellowship, and ensure a better appreciation of the science by the general . . . Map (db m125110) HM
67New York (New York County), New York — 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
68New York (New York County), New York — Lee Strasberg
Lee Strasberg Teacher – Director – Lecturer – Author – Actor 17 Nov 1901 – 17 Feb 1982Map (db m152018) HM
69New York (New York County), New York — Lincoln Building
Constructed in 1889-1890, this Romanesque Revival building is representative of an important transitional phase in the history of tall buildings. Designed by the well-known New York architect, R.H. Robertson, it is considered to be his first . . . Map (db m23474) HM
70New York (New York County), New York — Lincoln KirsteinMay 4, 1907 – January 5, 1996 — 128 East 19 Street, Manhattan —
Lincoln Kirstein is widely recognized as one of the founders of the American ballet tradition. With George Balanchine, he created the School of American Ballet in 1934, and served as its President until 1989. Beginning in 1935, he attempted to . . . Map (db m98577) HM
71New York (New York County), New York — 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
72New York (New York County), New York — Margarita Maza De Juarez
Las fuerzas Francesas que invadieron Mexico fueron derrotadas el 5 de Mayo de 1862 en la Batalla de Puebla. A pesar de ello, tomaron la capital, y Napoleon III impuso al Archduque Austriaco Fernando Maximiliano de Haprburgo como Emperador de . . . Map (db m146255) HM
73New York (New York County), New York — Mark Twain/Washington Irving
Mark Twain Born 1835 Died 1910 was a resident in the house four and one half years Washington Irving Born 1785 Died 1859 was a resident guest in this house of James Renwich Physicist Author Born 1792 Died 1853 This tablet was . . . Map (db m141015) HM
74New York (New York County), New York — Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974 Reported permanently removed
At this site Mickey Ruskin opened his famous restaurant, bar, music venue and hangout, which Andy Warhol described as “the coming together of Pop Art and Pop Life somewhere between a Viennese coffee house, and artist’s salon and an American . . . Map (db m164259) HM
75New York (New York County), New York — 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
76New York (New York County), New York — Metronome, 1999Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel
Brick, Concrete, Steel, Aluminum, Bronze, Gold Incandescent Light, Steam, L.E.D. Numeric Display, Sound Central panel: 98 x 50 feet (29.8 x15.2 m) Overall” 98x200 feet (99.8 x 60.9 m) Commissioned by The Related Companies, L.P., . . . Map (db m149838) HM
77New York (New York County), New York — Minthorne Marble House
Established 1831 Constructed 1842 34 East 3rd Street New York, New YorkMap (db m164115) HM
78New York (New York County), New York — Mohandas K. GandhiOctober 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948
"My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop nonviolence in a gentle way you can shake the world." Statue presented to the City Of New York and citizens of the United States of America By Gandhi . . . Map (db m149480) HM
79New York (New York County), New York — National Arts Club
The National Arts Club was founded in 1898. Early members include Robert Henri, Frederic Remington, Daniel Chester French, Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt.Map (db m106670) HM
80New York (New York County), New York — New York City Garment Workers
Garment workers and their unions, particularly the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), played a formative role in new York City labor history, as depicted in these . . . Map (db m149345) HM
81New York (New York County), New York — 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
82New York (New York County), New York — 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
83New York (New York County), New York — 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 . . . Map (db m137179) HM
84New York (New York County), New York — Ninth Regiment New York State
1799—1908 Ninth Regiment N.Y.S.M. 83rd New York Volunteers The headquarters were located here and the organization marched away in defence of the Union-850 strong May 27, 1861-after a service of 3 years in the Army of the Potomac. The . . . Map (db m140086) HM
85New York (New York County), New York — No. 22 Washington Square NorthLandmarks of New York
This house and the two on either side of it, constructed about 1830 in Greek Revival style survived from what was called “The Row” of similar structures on this side of Washington Square between University Place and Macdougal Street.Map (db m101599) HM
86New York (New York County), New York — O. Henry
O. Henry (William Sidney Porter) resided in New York from 1902-1910. For some part of this time he occupied the front room of this floor. Looking out of the three large windows, he would sit and stare at the passers-by for hours, using many of them . . . Map (db m149675) HM
87New York (New York County), New York — Old Merchants House of New York
Built in 1831-32 by Joseph Brewster as a row house. Purchased in 1835 by Seabury Treadwell, a merchant, and occupied by his family until 1933. This house is the only 19th Century house in Manhattan to survive intact with its original furniture and . . . Map (db m14375) HM
88New York (New York County), New York — Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library
Designed by the architect William Schickel and built in 1883-1884, the Ottendorfer Library was the first building in Manhattan to be erected specifically as a free public lending library. The building combines elements from several late Victorian . . . Map (db m145139) HM
89New York (New York County), New York — Paresis HallGay Nightlife On The Bowery — 392 Bowery, now 32 Cooper Square —
On this site once stood the notorious Columbia Hall, one of several Bowery nightspots catering to gay men during the 1890s. Known by anti-vice crusaders as Paresis Hall, it was owned by gangster James T. “Biff” Ellison, who reportedly . . . Map (db m147994) HM
90New York (New York County), New York — Park Dreams, Stuyvesant ParkDiedre Murphy, Cycling — 2000 Olympics —
"At the age of six, I started cycling in Stuyvesant Park. I couldn't have ever dreamed where cycling would later take me in life. At the late-for-competition age of 33, I started competing at local races in Central Park, challenging myself to do . . . Map (db m104349) HM
91New York (New York County), New York — Peretz Square0.192 acre
A sliver of Manhattan bounded by Houston Street, First Avenue, and Avenue A, Peretz Square marks the spot where the tangled jumble of lower Manhattan meets the regularity of the Commissioners’ Plan street grid. With the implementation of the . . . Map (db m145457) HM
92New York (New York County), New York — Pete’s TavernFriends of Libraries — Literary Landmarks Register —
Pete’s Tavern Est. 1864, in recognition of its nurturing atmosphere for: O. Henry, when he wrote The Gift of the Magi and Ludwig Bemelmans, when he wrote Madeline is designated September 25, 1999. Co-sponsored by: The . . . Map (db m149839) HM
93New York (New York County), New York — Peter Cooper Park.229 acres
For more than a century, Peter Cooper (1791-1883) – philanthropist, industrialist and inventor – has watched over the park and school that bear his name. Cooper was a native New Yorker and workingman’s son with less than a year of formal . . . Map (db m142047) HM
94New York (New York County), New York — Peter Stuyvesant
Director-General of New Netherland 1747-1664Map (db m183374) HM
95New York (New York County), New York — Peter’s Field1.591 acres
Peter’s Field, located between 20th and 21st Streets and First and Second Avenues, is named for two of the city’s most prominent historical figures—Peter Stuyvesant (1610-1672) and Peter Cooper (1791-1905). Nearby Stuyvesant Town, located . . . Map (db m151323) HM
96New York (New York County), New York — Petrus Stuyvesant
In this Vault lies buried Petrus Stuyvesant late Captain General and Governor in Chief of Amsterdam in New Netherland now called New York and the Dutch West-India Islands, died Feby. A.D. 1672 aged 80 years.Map (db m41165) HM
97New York (New York County), New York — Petrus StuyvesantDirector General of Niev Nederland of Curacao and the Dutch West Indies
This bust was given to the people of New York in trust of Saint Mark’s-in-the-Bowerie in 1915 by Wilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands --------------- From the Commissie Boek of the States General The States General of the United Netherlands to all . . . Map (db m41168) HM
98New York (New York County), New York — Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree
On this corner grew Petrus Stuyvesant's pear tree. ———————— Recalled to Holland in 1664 on his return he brought the pear tree and planted it as his memorial "by which" said he "my name may be . . . Map (db m127436) HM
99New York (New York County), New York — Poetry Society of America
Founded October 1910 First public meeting of PSA was held in this building. Map (db m106508) HM
100New York (New York County), New York — Police Athletic League BuildingNew York City Designated Landmark
Constructed in 1885, the Police Athletic League Building originally housed Grammar School 47, one of the first New York City schools built for the education of girls, and the 12th Street Advanced School for Girls. Founded in 1856 by Lydia Wadleigh, . . . Map (db m142127) HM

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