John F Kennedy Bust-Grand Army Plaza-Brooklyn-NYC

Fifty years ago today, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. Most people travel to Massachusetts or Texas to remember President Kennedy. Despite not having a direct link to the President, New York City possesses a number of sites associated with and memorials to JFK and we explore some of them below.

1. 277 Park Avenue Apartment

Image Source: Local Government Pictures-Library of CongressImage Source: Library of Congress

In 1957, John and Robert Kennedy used two floors of the McKim, Mead, and White designed 277 Park Avenue as offices for JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign. It was there that the plan was crafted to beat Vice President Richard Nixon, the incumbent. The apartment building was replaced by a skyscraper, read more on our Daily What?! Coverage of 277 Park Avenue)