New York

Where do you miss? What spot must never be forgotten?

The places submitted as memories to the Ghosts of Seattle Past were turned into a series of hand-drawn maps of the city featuring the venues, shops, restaurants, galleries, and gathering sites that haunt our hearts. They traveled locally with The Anthology to festivals and galleries, where everyone could pin and commemorate our lost spaces.


Ghosts of Seattle Past is going on tour in April 2017!!! When we reach New York, we want to collect your stories of places you have loved and lost. We will not be making anthologies of other cities’ beloved former haunts—but perhaps, someone else will! After all, every city deserves to have its memories preserved, to have context for the spaces that shaped its residents’ lives.

Not seeing a place you miss on the map? Submit a new location by right clicking on the map and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. (Note: to avoid duplicates, new places are reviewed before they post to the map, so don’t worry if your submission doesn’t show up right away).

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The Garage 26th St and 9th ave, New York, NY One of the first indoor flea markets. I remember my mom used to bring me there every weekend in my stroller and there were a lot of interesting characters. And when i got older and moved away from New York, I would come back with my friend and go there--there was this two story parking garage that would turn into a flea market. I remember this one time I was there with my friend, we were 14, and she found this fur coat that we named Betsy--she was wearing these pink doc martin's and we did this photo shoot in her crazy fur coat--she was this very mature looking 14-yr old, and MySpace had just hit, so we did this shoot and put it up on the internet. And by the time we got home, the coat had fallen apart. That place was amazing, open for about 20 yrs, closed in the early 2000s.
The Bagel 40.73212473541901, -74.00160759687424 Breakfast, lunch and dinner, just like home
See Here Alternative Comic Bookstore 7th and 1rst Ave, New York, NY
O' Flaherty's 46th St and 8th Ave, New York, NY A few years back I was bartending in Hell's Kitchen, and there was this place called Flaherty, and because of the way it's lit/oriented, you couldn't really tell if it was open, which allowed it to have a robust after-hours scene. Which, if you're a bartender, is a godsend. So you'd have people who just got off shift, those who had been there and were a little further in, and those who were just trying to hold out their night a little longer. It closed three years ago, and now when we go somewhere else, it feels like in Seinfeld when they go to the other diner--the whiskey doesn't taste quite as good, the bartenders aren't quite as nice, it's just not the same.
Death by Audio S 3rd and Kent, Brooklyn, NY Commercial/residential space that kids rented out and did their thing until they got in too much trouble---got bought out by Vice (who is supposed to be cool, but pushes out those who did real DIY). A lot of bands that were not known then and are now established/popular bands.
Collective Unconscious Ludlow and 2nd Ave, New York, NY Gallery and nonprofit art space from 1994-2004, that allowed street kids to hang out, that had character and...eventually moved to Tribeca. 🙁
5 Pointz Davis St and Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY, United States On the 7 line, right when y ou came out of the tunnel, you could see it. It was this old factory building, covered in art, but it was curated. And it was so great because anytime someone came to visit, we'd be like "Wait till we come out of the tunnel, look left, you're going to see something amazing!"

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