8. Jefferson Market Garden 426 Avenue of the Americas


Not only was the Jefferson Market Garden in Greenwich Village a place where Warhol sought inspiration towards the end of his life, but it was also where his attempted assassin was held in prison. Before 1975, the garden was the location of the New York Women’s House of Detention.  In 1968 Valerie Solanas, a feminist writer who thought Warhol was conspiring to steal her script, decided to shoot the artist. On June 4, 1968, she purchased a gun, went to Andy’s Silver Factory and attempted to kill Warhol. She shot three times, and even though only one bullet hit Warhol, he suffered from the injuries until his death. She turned herself in and was held in the prison that is now a charming garden.