NYC Ferry's spring 2018 schedules launch this Monday, 2 April 2018, and riders are in for some good news: service is increasing to its highest levels since the launch of the current four-route system.
Week 12: St. Matthias Church
The bell tower of St. Matthias, inspired by the religious architecture of the Italian Renaissance, reigns over the heart of the beautiful Ridgewood South Historic District in Queens.
Week 11: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church
In week 11, a long walk through Queens led me to a place of beauty, warmth, and respite in a busy corner of Forest Hills.
Week 10: St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral
A modern cathedral is the seat of Armenian faith in America — and hearkens back to the ancient seat of their church in Armenia itself.
Week 9: Basilica of Regina Pacis
Brooklyn's third basilica was the creation of parishioners thankful for the safe return of their soldiers from World War II.
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 7: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
At a corner in one of the busiest shopping and office districts in the world stands a church whose clock tower has kept time for passersby for nearly 150 years.
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.