Divine New York Inside the Historic Churches and Synagogues of Manhattan

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2022-11-15
Publisher(s): Abbeville Press
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For the past fifteen years, Michael L. Horowitz has been photographing the interiors of Manhattan’s historic churches and synagogues. Though their exteriors are often unassuming and overlooked by passersby, their interiors are spectacular, uplifting worshippers and architectural devotees alike.In this book, Horowitz takes us from Lower to Upper Manhattan, from the colorful wall paintings of Bialystocker Synagogue, to the jewel-like stained glass windows of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, to the awe-inspiring wooden ceiling of the Holy Name of Jesus and Saint Gregory the Great Parish. A lively and informative text by Elizabeth Anne Hartman tells the stories behind each of the seventy-five houses of worship featured. These sacred edifices reflect the hopes and aspirations of the many different communities that helped build the metropolis, expressed in numerous architectural and artistic styles. And many of these interiors bear the imprint of notable personalities in Big Apple history, from Clement Moore of “The Night before Christmas” to pioneering Black philanthropist Pierre Toussaint.This handsome volume, nourishing to the eyes and soul, offers a new perspective on the city to New York residents and visitors alike.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword   By Craig R. Whitney Preface        L O W E R   M A N H A T T A NTrinity Church 89 Broadway    John Street United Methodist Church 44 John Street     St. Paul’s Chapel  209 Broadway     St. Peter’s Church  22 Barclay Street     Church of the Transfiguration  29 Mott Street     Eldridge Street Synagogue  12 Eldridge Street     Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood   113 Baxter Street     St. Mary Grand  440 Grand Street     Bialystoker Synagogue   11 Bialystoker Place                 Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum  280 Broome StreetFirst Roumanian American Congregation (demolished) 89–93 Rivington Street   Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral                           263 Mulberry Street       S O H O,  G R E E N W I C H  V I L L A G E,  C H E L S E ASt. Joseph’s Church 371 Sixth Avenue    St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church 288 East 10th Street     First Presbyterian Church 12 West 12th Street     Grace Church  802 Broadway     Church of St. Francis Xavier  46 West 16th Street     St. George’s Church 209 East 16th Street     St. Peter's Episcopal Church 346 West 20th Street      M I D T O W N  W E S T St. John the Baptist  213 West 30th Street     Church of St. Francis of Assisi    135 West 31st Street     Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents 128 West 37th Street     Holy Cross Church  329 West 42nd Street     Church of St. Mary the Virgin 145 West 46th Street      Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 457 West 51st Street     St. Thomas Church  1 West 53rd Street  Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church 7 West 55th Street       M I D T O W N  E A S TCalvary Church 277 Park Avenue South     Our Lady of the Scapular (closed) 151 East 28th Street     St. Patrick’s Cathedral  625 Fifth Avenue    St. Bartholomew’s Church 325 Park AvenueCentral Synagogue 652 Lexington Avenue         U P P E R  W E S T  S I D EChurch of St. Paul the Apostle  405 West 59th Street    Congregation Shearith Israel  8 West 70th Street  Church of the Blessed Sacrament  152 West 71st Street        West End Collegiate Church   245 West 77th Street  First Baptist Church  265 West 79th Street           Holy Trinity Catholic Church 213 West 82nd Street      Congregation Rodeph Sholom  7 West 83rd Street B’nai Jeshurun 257 West 88th Street        Advent Lutheran Church 2504 Broadway Holy Name of Jesus  207 West 96th Street Ansche Chesed 251 West 100th Street Church of the Ascension 221 West 107th Street Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue  U P P E R  E A S T  S I D ECentral Presbyterian Church 593 Park Avenue  Temple Emanu-El  1 East 65th StreetChurch of St. Vincent Ferrer 869 Lexington Avenue      Park East Synagogue 163 East 67th Street St. John the Martyr (demolished) 250 East 72nd Street   Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church 921 Madison Avenue   Church of the Resurrection 119 East 74th Street     Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity 337 East 74th Street       St. Jean Baptiste Church 184 East 76th Street     Church of St. Monica 413 East 79th Street     St. Stephen of Hungary (closed) 414 East 82nd Street     Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 980 Park Avenue    St. Elizabeth of Hungary (closed) 211 East 83rd Street     Church of the Heavenly Rest  1085 Fifth Avenue    Our Lady of Good Counsel 230 East 90th Street      H A R L E M Salem United Methodist Church 211 West 129th Street      All Saints Church (closed) 47 East 129th Street     Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church  140–6 West 137th Street      Abyssinian Baptist Church 132 Odell Clark Place    Church of the Intercession  550 West 155th Street       

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