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By R. C., May 28, 2011
American Stock Exchange Marker
New York (New York County), Manhattan — American Stock Exchange
On 86 Trinity Street.
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
On Chatham Square just west of East Broadway, on the right when traveling east.
[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 Dvořαk plaque and statue
Near Stuyvesant Park, Northeast corner.
Gift of the New York Philharmonic and the Dvořαk 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
On W. 8th Street near 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
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
On Greene Street at Washington Place, on the left when traveling north on Greene Street.
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
On Fifth Avenue at Washington Mews, on the left when traveling south on Fifth Avenue.
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
On Commerce Street at Bedford Street on 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
On 175 Fifth Avenue.
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
Near Riverside Drive at West 122nd Street, on the left when traveling south.
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
On Riverside Drive at West 122nd Street, on the left when traveling north on Riverside Drive.
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
Near Riverside Drive at West 122nd Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . — Map (db m123591) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — House of Leonard Lispenard
On 198 Hudson Street.
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 Society — National Chemical Historic Landmark — April 6, 1876 —
On Washington Square.
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 Xu — 1785 -1850
On Chatham Square/Bowery Street at St. James Place, on the right when traveling east on Chatham Square/Bowery Street.
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 Building — Landmarks of New York
On 220 East 42nd Street.
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 Cemetery — Incorporated 1831
On Second Avenue.
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 City — Pope Paul VI * Pope John Paul II * Pope Benedict XVI — Saint Patrick's Cathedral —
Near 5th Avenue south of E. 51st Street.
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 Church — Landmarks of New York
On Park Avenue at E. 85th Street, on the right when traveling south on Park Avenue.
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 Park — Diedre Murphy, Cycling — 2000 Olympics —
Near Second Avenue.
"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
Near Second Avenue.
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
Near Madison Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
On 200 West 44th Street.
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 Monument — Riverside Park
On Riverside Drive near 122nd Street.
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 Composer — Antonin Dvorak — 1841 - 1904 —
On East 17th Street west of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
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 Building — 90 West Street — Designated Landmark, New York City —
On Water Street (New York State Route 9A) at Albany Street on Water Street.
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
On East 20th Street east of Broadway, on the right when traveling east.
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 Washington Place at Greene Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Place.
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)
On Washington Place at Greene Street on Washington Place.
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
On Washington Square N at 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Washington Square N.
[ 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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