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Celebrating Community Anchors Across the Five Boroughs

Places connect us to the past, host community and cultural traditions, and keep local environments distinctive. Place Matters was founded in 1998 by City Lore to identify, promote, and protect treasured places in New York City.

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Add your beloved places to our digital encyclopedia–the Census of Places that Matter!


Help us tell the history and shape the future of New York City!

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