Illustrations by Julia Wertz

We’ll continue to chronicle New York’s endangered spaces throughout the year. Share your suggestions and memories with us at [email protected] Your story may be featured in future installments.

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40-19 Gleane Street, Queens

Opened in 2002

The owners of this eclectic spot in Jackson Heights, thought it would have to close when the building owner announced plans to raze it. But the building has changed hands and the club seems safe for now.

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3 Maiden Lane, Manhattan

Opened in 1989

Loved by Wall Streeters and scruffy comic book junkies alike, this comic book shop was a clubhouse in the Financial District.

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108 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan

Opened in 1991

The owners of this West Village institution, and its two sister shops, turned to customers to help keep the doors open.

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135-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens

Opened in 1928

Once a theater of staggering beauty, this long-shuttered theater in Flushing may soon be demolished.

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312 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn

Opened in 1983

This celebrated Brooklyn dive had a rowdy karaoke night and a close-knit circle of regulars. “You’ll never see a more tight-knit group than this,” said one patron.

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250 Moffat Street, Brooklyn

Opened in 2015

This circus studio and event space in Bushwick has three years to find a new home that will allow its students and performers to soar. (Literally.)

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