The interior of this Romanesque and Byzantine church at the corner of Park Avenue and East 60th Street in Manhattan is covered with more than 7 million colorful tesserae that create the most dazzling mosaics I’ve seen in any church in New York City.
Week 14: United Palace
Location 4140 Broadway Washington Heights, Manhattan Faith Nondenominational Founded 1969 Building Opened: 12 February 1930 as a movie theater Architect: Thomas W. Lamb
Week 8: St. Peter’s Church
A church’s “persistent commitment” to a changing, and perhaps dying, city manifested itself in the bold reimagining of the shape and form of a sacred space at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 54th Street.
Week 6: The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord
Saturday, 10 February 2018, was a mild but wet and gray midwinter New York day, but the color and warmth of a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Brooklyn — the first I’d ever visited — lingered with me long after I left its doors.
Week 5: The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
Week 5 of 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks: One of the seats of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn, beautifully restored 2012–14 with impressive new artwork.
Week 4: Church of St. Paul the Apostle
The mother church of the Paulist Fathers, the first order of Catholic priests founded in the United States, sits in the shadow of some of New York City’s biggest skyscrapers, but its presence and sheer scale dominate this corner of Manhattan.
Week 3: St. Bartholomew’s Church
Week 3 of 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks: An ornate Romanesque and Byzantine Episcopal church in Midtown Manhattan.
Week 1: The Church of St. Francis Xavier
My first visit in my 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks project took me to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, a Catholic church just west of Union Square in Manhattan.