History Museum · East Harlem · 129 tips and reviews
Saving Places: Designed by Joseph H. Freedlander, the museum’s 1932 Georgian Revival building features a distinguished red brick façade, a marble portico replicating Federal Hall, and a handsome front terrace.
History Museum · Financial District · 97 tips and reviews
Saving Places: The Custom House – home to the National Museum of the American Indian – completed in 1907 and designed by Cass Gilbert, is considered one of the four most important Federal properties in the nation.
Saving Places: The story of Pelham Bay Park’s last remaining great country estate spans four centuries, from Thomas Pell’s 1654 land purchase from the Siwanoy Indians to its current role as a vibrant museum.
Saving Places: This museum is in a former public school building that served the community for more than 75 years. The Georgian Revival school was built soon after the island became part of New York City in 1895.
10 Grand Army Plz (at Eastern Pkwy.), Brooklyn, NY
Library · Prospect Park · 111 tips and reviews
Saving Places: Central Library is an anchor institution, a modernist landmark, and one of Brooklyn's most beloved and celebrated civic spaces. Its unusual design resembles an open book, with a 50-foot entry portico.
50 Aviation Road (Aviation Road & Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Beach · Southeastern Brooklyn · 3 tips and reviews
Saving Places: The DC-3 plane at Gateway National Recreation Area – known in the military as the "C-47 Skytrain – revolutionized air travel as the world's first large, reliable cargo and passenger aircraft in 1936.
Saving Places: Weeksville was an intentional, independent African American community, the second largest in pre Civil War America. The site shows the self-sustaining lifestyle that helped the community flourish.
Saving Places: The Romanesque Revival 125th Street Firehouse in the heart of the historic El Barrio community of East Harlem is a pristine example of New York’s civic architecture of the late 19th century.
2485 Broadway (btwn 93rd St and 92nd St), New York, NY
Jazz Club · Upper West Side · 34 tips and reviews
Saving Places: Like the creation of Central Park, the effort to acquire the obelisk from Egypt was seen as key to New York's status among the great cities of the world. Thousands attended its erection in 1881.
Saving Places: More than one million immigrants were treated in the un-restored US Public Health Service buildings, the only remaining example of a pavilion style hospital, designed to control the spread of disease.
Saving Places: The complexity and controversy surrounding the design of the museum lasted so long that both patron Solomon Guggenheim and architect Frank Lloyd Wright died before the building’s completion in 1959.
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1337 tips and reviews
Saving Places: The High Line was originally built to replace dangerous street-level rail lines by connecting trains carrying goods, including nearly half of the city's milk, directly to second-story loading docks.
Saving Places: This building, by Junzo Yoshimura, was New York's first modernist Japanese structure, an expression of Japanese cultural heritage married to a mid-twentieth-century aesthetic and modern materials.
425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St.), New York, NY
Library · West Village · 40 tips and reviews
Saving Places: Initially a courthouse and then as a home for various city agencies, the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library has served the Greenwich Village community for more than forty years.
7350 Little Neck Pkwy (btwn 73rd Rd. & 74th Ave.), Floral Park, NY
Museum · Glen Oaks · 57 tips and reviews
Saving Places: The Farm Museum’s site history dates back to 1697, making it the longest continually-farmed site in New York State. Its centerpiece is the Adriance Farmhouse, built in 1772 in the Flemish style.
Outdoor Sculpture · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 3 tips and reviews
Saving Places: The Rocket Thrower, one of a collection of monuments from the 1964 World's Fair, consists of a bronze figure hurling a rocket with one hand and reaching to a constellation of stars with the other.
Saving Places: The grotto – a concrete and stone structure laid out in serpentine fashion with a central chapel and two flanking wings – was built in 1937 and is a vivid example of Italian-American folk art design.