Walking by St. Thomas Aquinas Church on 4th Avenue and 9th Streets on the edge of Park Slope, we passed a procession and a festival of sorts. People were in traditional Ecuadorian dress and statues of the Virgin Mary were led into the church. There was a band playing before everyone went inside.
greek church. astoria. on Flickr.
Astoria is home to the largest Greek population outside of Athens, and even though a lot of other ethnic groups have moved into the area (in addition to being a haven for young professionals), the neighborhood still has a very distinct Greek flavor to it. This is one of the many Greek Orthodox churches scattered across the neighborhood.
St. Bartholomew Church stands at the corner of Whitney Avenue and Ithaca Street in Elmhurst. The original building was built in 1911 and is now a chapel, after this was built around 1930.
saint patrick’s cathedral. on Flickr.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue and 50th Street is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. Work began on the cathedral in 1858 as it was announced that a new Catholic cathedral would be built, replacing what is now known as Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral downtown on Mulberrry Street.
St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church, located on 74th Street just off of Woodside Avenue in Elmhurst was designed to look like the traditional churches in Romania. Since 1994, they’ve been building this church to serve the growing community. In nearby Sunnyside, there is a strong Romanian presence with restaurants and shops serving the community.