Museum Gazhane: Founded at the end of the 19th century to produce the air gas that would provide the energy needed to power the Anatolian side of Istanbul, Hasanpaşa Gazhane closed in 1993. Today it is a 24-hour center with exhibition and museum spaces, stages, and libraries.
arthereistanbul: Founded in 2014 by artists who left Syria because of the war, arthereistanbul has a sound recording studio, residency programs, a darkroom, and spaces for exhibitions and workshops.
Nadas Istanbul: We are in a three-story house with a garden built in the 1930s. Jess Sim and Ahu Kopan, the first ambassadors of the conscious and empathetic community, have started a creative space dedicated to urban biodiversity, supporting projects that believe in the diversity of urban life and the relationships between people and their environment. The platform greensquaremeter, which also hosts talks on plants, is part of this community.
Noks Independent Art Space: Workshop, residency, exhibition space, publisher. This is how we can define the collective structure of Noks.
Restaurants and cafes
Küff: Coffee shop, sandwich shop, open office; the epicenter of Yeldeğirmeni where you can meet acquaintances and locals.
Yeldeğirmeni epicentre: Küff
Müdavim Lokantası: Your mother’s meatballs, baked beetroot, whatever comes out of the kitchen that day, you can fill your plate with it.
Damla Pide: We order cabbage salad with stone-fried pita.
Coffee Manifesto: To turn on the computer and hang out all day; to listen to the conversations about the exhibitions or books at the next table.
Görkem Lokantası: A plate of pilaf that tastes like your grandma's.
Antepli Beraat: After eating çiğköfte wrapped in lettuce, baklava is next.
Levent Pide: The meeting point for those who want to eat Kurdish pastry before going to work in the morning.
The streets of Yeldeğirmeni open to the sea
Bop Breakfast: Jams to take home, Antep-style olive salad, and handmade peanut butter are the reason to wait for a table there on the weekends.
Cafe Eya: Open until midnight, a neighbourhood meeting spot where you can drink coffee.
Bento Noodles: For handmade noodles, dumplings, and katsu.
Streets and avenues
Havra Passage: The place that connects two long streets in the middle, known as the portal among the neighbourhood.
Ayrılık Çeşme Street: Once one of the busiest streets of the Yeldeğirmeni mural route still has moments that make you say 'art on the streets!'
Uzun Hafız Street: You get a view of the sea, the setting sun, and passing ferries.
Reşit Efendi Street: Walk among the colors and lines of many muralists such as The Writer Material, Pixel Pancho, and Treze.
Flâneur Bookstore: Kadıköy-based publishing house that has been publishing independent graphic novels since 2012. It is possible to encounter many names such as Reinhard Kleist, Milo Manara, Emre Orhun & Hakan Günday on its shelves.
Flâneur Bookstore, an independent graphic novel publicist
Yerdeniz Cooperative: Defines itself as a solidarity economy for home and kitchen shopping.
Tarihî Taşfırın Simit: Every neighbourhood has a shop with hot, crispy, crunchy simit. This is the place.
Yeldeğirmeni Kurukahvecisi: As you walk around the neighbourhood, the smell of freshly ground beans draws you towards it.
Valpreda Apartmanı: Built-in 1909 by Levi Kehribarci, the 7-story, the four-teen-apartment building is the first residential apartment building in Istanbul. It was built for the engineers from Germany and stone workers from Italy working in the construction of Haydarpaşa Train Station.
Ayios Yeorgios Greek Orthodox Church: First you see the bell on 15-meter iron legs in the garden. It was cast by the famous bell maker Zilciyan from Samatya.
Ayios Yeorgios Greek Orthodox Church
Tevfik Tura Apartmanı: One of the few apartment buildings whose owners weren’t Jewish. Known as Tevfik Tura Apartment Building today, it was built by the Armenian Demirciyan family.
Menasa Apartmanı: Known as Ankara Apartment Building. At the intersection of İskele Street and Taşlıbayır Street.
Konya Apartmanı: According to the people from Yeldeğirmeni, it was used as a community center, an area where engagement and wedding ceremonies were held.
Hush Hostel: In addition to being home to friends who are visiting Istanbul, it also allows music to meet the neighbourhood.
Artisan and artist workshops
Deniz İkizler Atölyesi: An area that also holds sculpture and painting workshops and introduces the children of the neighbourhood to art.
Terzi Hasan Amca: Tailor for all of your sewing, cutting, and frilling works: Taşlı Bayır Street. No:14/A
Parks and green spaces
Ali Ismail Korkmaz Park: The former parking lot on İskele Street is transformed into a park and is named after Ali İsmail Korkmaz, who died in Taksim Gezi Park protests.
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