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By R. C., May 28, 2011
American Stock Exchange Marker
New York (New York County), Manhattan — American Stock Exchange
on June 27, 1921 the Curbstone Brokers moved from their outdoor market on Broad Street to establish on this site the Indoor Securities Market that became the American Stock Exchange. 1921 • Golden Anniversary • 1971 — Map (db m43161) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Americans of Chinese Ancestry
[Panel 1]: In memory of the Americans of Chinese ancestry who lost their lives in defense of freedom and democracy. [Chinese characters and insignia of the American Legion.] [Panel 2]: Dedicated by the Lt. Benj. . . . — Map (db m28168) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — 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
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso
1906     1987 This tablet honors Galo Plaza Lasso, President of the Republic of Ecuador (1940-1952) and Secretary General of the Organization of American States, (1968-1972) born here to Maria Adelina Plaza and General Leonidas Plaza, on February . . . — Map (db m101602) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — 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 m54907) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Cervantes
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
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Commerce Street
Originally designated Cherry Lane because of the abundance of cherry trees in the vicinity. In 1822, during a plague in Lower Manhattan an exodus resulted. The street developed a thriving commercial character and was thereby renamed Commerce Street — Map (db m42499) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Flatiron Building
This early skyscraper, originally named the Fuller Building, was completed in 1902 from plans of D.B. Burnham & Company. Its triangular shape caused it to become generally known as the Flatiron Building. This was one of the early buildings to employ . . . — Map (db m37703) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Fred’k D. Grant
In memoriam Fred’k D. Grant Eldest son of U. S. Grant Vicksburg   1863   -   Virginia   1864 – 65 Major General U.S.A.   -   Minister to Austria Member Grant Monument Association   1908 – 1912 — Map (db m123592) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — General Grant Memorial
General Grant Memorial, popularly known as “Grant’s Tomb,” is the largest mausoleum in America. Its monumental size reflects the public admiration for Ulysses S. Grant --- Union general during the Civil War, and 18th President of the . . . — Map (db m109862) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Horace Porter
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New York (New York County), Manhattan — House of Leonard Lispenard
Opposite this tablet in Hudson Street stood the house of Leonard Lispenard In which General George Washington was entertained June 25, 1775 while en route from Philadelphia to Cambridge to Assume Command of the Continental Army. — Map (db m50722) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — 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
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Lin Ze Xu1785 -1850
Pioneer in the war against drugs. [Marker includes an inscription in Chinese characters.]Map (db m20141) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — New York Daily News BuildingLandmarks of New York
Completed in 1930 from designs of John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, this structure was cited in 1957 by the Municipal Art Society and the Society of Architectural Historians "For originality in design and influence on later work." — Map (db m38017) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — 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
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Papal Visits to New York CityPope Paul VI * Pope John Paul II * Pope Benedict XVI — Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Panel 1: His Holiness, Pope Paul VI on his arrival for the first Papal visit to America came to this Cathedral to adore the Blessed Sacrament 4 October 1965 Panel 2: His Holiness Pope John Paul II making the . . . — Map (db m59461) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Park Avenue Christian ChurchLandmarks of New York
This church, designed by Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson in a Gothic style inspired by the Saints Chapelle in Paris, was opened in 1911 as the South Reformed Church. Purchased by the Presbytery of New York in 1914. It remained a Presbyterian house of . . . — Map (db m85659) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — 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
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Pvt. Moses Miller
In honor and memory of Pvt. Moses Miller who died at sea January 26, 1944 — Map (db m44253) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Rhinelander Building
These five Greek Revival columns were retained from the original facade of the 19th century Rhinelander Building, which formerly stood on this site. — Map (db m104818) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Stage Door Canteen
During all the combat days of the war between the United Nations and the Axis Powers, the American Theatre Wing Stage Door Canteen occupied this site. This tablet is dedicated to the men and women of the entertainment world who brought cheer and . . . — Map (db m32390) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — The Amiable Child MonumentRiverside Park
This unique New York City monument marks the site of one of the few private graves on public land within the five boroughs. It belongs to St. Claire Pollock (the namesake of nearby St. Clair Place), a child who died on July 15, 1797 in the fifth . . . — Map (db m32401) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — The Famous Czech ComposerAntonin Dvorak — 1841 - 1904
Lived in a house on this site from 1892 until 1895 In memory of his 100th birthday and for future generations of free Czechoslovakia, the grateful government in exile caused this inscription to be erected initially on December . . . — Map (db m44256) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — The West Street Building90 West Street — Designated Landmark, New York City
Completed in 1907, the West Street Building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert as a premier office skyscraper for the shipping and railroad industries. The building combines the classical tripartite configuration of base, shaft and capital, . . . — Map (db m64654) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
President Theodore Roosevelt was born here on October 27, 1858, and lived here until he was 15. The house, a typical brownstone of the 1840s, was restored in 1923 and opened as a museum. — Map (db m40150) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Triangle Fire
On this site, 146 workers lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on March, 25 1911. Out of their martyrdom came new concepts of social responsibility and major legislation that helped make American working conditions the finest in . . . — Map (db m54878) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Triangle Shirtwaist Factory(Asch Building)
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in which 146 workers died occured here on March 25, 1911. This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of The United States of . . . — Map (db m54879) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Washington Arch
[ North Inscription ] To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States. [ South Inscription ] Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. . . . — Map (db m41339) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post
This carriage block and hitching post originally stood in front of the home of William Penn Letitia Street Philadelphia — Map (db m44251) HM

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