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10 Great Places


Place Matters, a project of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society, is marking its 10th anniversary by a selection of 10 Great Places—choosing them from 650 nominations around the five boroughs. Want the short version? Check out this 2-minute YouTube video.

The picks:

Federation of Black Cowboys, Howard Beach, Queens
Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design, Greenpoint, Bklyn
JCR Percussion, Highbridge, Bronx
La Plaza Cultural Armando Perez, Lower East Side
Mandolin Bros., Staten Island
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island
The Point Community Development, Hunts Point, Bx
A.J. Muste Building (Peace Pentagon), Noho
Weeksville Heritage Center, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
West 4th St. Courts, "The Cage," Greenwich Village



And check out a two-part article from the MUG archives, 10 Great Things: we asked a number of NYC bloggers to give us a tenner on things they're glad are here in our fair city. Part 1, Part 2.



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