Discover Landmarks in Your Neighborhood

The New York City Landmarks (LPC) Preservation Commission recently released a sweet interactive map showing some of the city’s many protected sites.

The digital project called Discover NYC Landmarks allows users explore the city and learn about its history one click at a time.

According to the LPC, there are, “35,000 landmark properties in New York City, most of which are located in 138 historic districts and historic district extensions in all five boroughs. The total number of protected sites also includes 1,355 individual landmarks, 117 interior landmarks and 10 scenic landmarks.”

Harlem has more than its share of historic buildings, parks and statues including the The Apollo Theater, Alexander Hamilton’s House (The Grange) and Saint Cecilia’s Church in East Harlem. Our home base, City College’s Shepard Hall, is also on the list. We’re just fancy like that. ;-)

(L-R) The Apollo Theater, Alexander Hamilton’s House (The Grange) and Saint Cecilia’s Church.

There are also quite a few historic districts embedded in community as well such as Mount Morris Park, St. Nicholas and Hamilton Heights.

(L-R) Mount Morris Park, St. Nicholas and Hamilton Heights.

Thanks LPC! Now we have another reason to be lost online for hours on end. At least this time we’ll actually be learning a thing or two.