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Divine New York: Inside the Historic Churches and Synagogues of Manhattan

Author/EditorHorowitz, Michael L. (Author)
Hartman, Elizabeth Anne (Author)
ISBN: 9780789214454
Pub Date16/03/2023
BindingHardback
Pages240
Dimensions (mm)254(h) * 203(w)
An exclusive tour through the breathtaking and inspirational interiors of Manhattan's houses of worship.
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For the past 15 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 passers-by, their interiors are spectacular, uplifting worshippers and architectural devotees alike. In this book, Horowitz takes us from Lower to Upper Manhattan, from the colourful 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 65 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.

For the past 15 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 passers-by, their interiors are spectacular, uplifting worshippers and architectural devotees alike. In this book, Horowitz takes us from Lower to Upper Manhattan, from the colourful 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 65 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.

Michael L. Horowitz, a New York-based photographer, has dedicated himself to documenting cultural history in the face of rapid change; his photographs of New York City, Buffalo, and Italy have been widely exhibited. Horowitz is the owner of Digital Imaging Group LLC, a custom digital and fine art photo studio. Elizabeth Anne Hartman worked for many years as a publishing executive and now runs the arts consultancy Hartman on Hudson. She writes for publications including the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly.

Foreword 8 By Craig R. Whitney preface 10 LOWER MANHATTAN Trinity Church 89 Broadway 14 John Street United Methodist Church 44 John Street 20 St. Paul's Chapel 209 Broadway 24 St. Peter's Church 22 Barclay Street 28 Church of the Transfiguration 29 Mott Street 32 Eldridge Street Synagogue 12 Eldridge Street 34 Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood 113 Baxter Street 40 St. Mary Grand 440 Grand Street 42 Bialystoker Synagogue 7-11 Bialystoker Place 46 Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum 280 Broome Street 50 First Roumanian American Congregation (demolished) 89-93 Rivington Street 54 Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral 263 Mulberry Street 56 SOHO, GREENWICH VILLAGE, CHELSEA St. Joseph's Church 371 Sixth Avenue 64 St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church 288 East 10th Street 68 First Presbyterian Church 12 West 12th Street 72 Grace Church 802 Broadway 76 Church of St. Francis Xavier 46 West 16th Street 80 St. George's Church 209 East 16th Street 84 St. Peter's Episcopal Church 346 West 20th Street 88 MIDTOWN WEST St. John the Baptist 213 West 30th Street 94 Church of St. Francis of Assisi 135 West 31st Street 98 Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents 128 West 37th Street 102 Holy Cross Church 329 West 42nd Street 106 Church of St. Mary the Virgin 145 West 46th Street 110 Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 457 West 51st Street 116 St. Thomas Church 1 West 53rd Street 120 Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church 7 West 55th Street 126 MIDTOWN EAST Calvary Church 277 Park Avenue South 132 Our Lady of the Scapular (closed) 151 East 28th Street 136 St. Patrick's Cathedral 625 Fifth Avenue 140 St. Bartholomew's Church 325 Park Avenue 150 Central Synagogue 652 Lexington Avenue 156 UPPER WEST SIDE Church of St. Paul the Apostle 405 West 59th Street 164 Congregation Shearith Israel 8 West 70th Street 168 Church of the Blessed Sacrament 152 West 71st Street 172 West End Collegiate Church 245 West 77th Street 176 First Baptist Church 265 West 79th Street 178 Holy Trinity Catholic Church 213 West 82nd Street 182 Congregation Rodeph Sholom 7 West 83rd Street 186 B'nai Jeshurun 257 West 88th Street 190 Advent Lutheran Church 2504 Broadway 194 Holy Name of Jesus 207 West 96th Street 198 Ansche Chesed 251 West 100th Street 202 Church of the Ascension 221 West 107th Street 272 206 Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue 208 UPPER EAST SIDE Central Presbyterian Church 593 Park Avenue 218 Temple Emanu-El 1 East 65th Street 220 Church of St. Vincent Ferrer 869 Lexington Avenue 226 Park East Synagogue 163 East 67th Street 230 St. John the Martyr (demolished) 250 East 72nd Street 234 Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church 921 Madison Avenue 236 Church of the Resurrection 119 East 74th Street 240 Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity 337 East 74th Street 242 St. Jean Baptiste Church 184 East 76th Street 246 Church of St. Monica 413 East 79th Street 250 St. Stephen of Hungary (closed) 414 East 82nd Street 254 Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 980 Park Avenue 256 St. Elizabeth of Hungary (closed) 211 East 83rd Street 260 Church of the Heavenly Rest 1085 Fifth Avenue 264 Our Lady of Good Counsel 230 East 90th Street 268 HARLEM Salem United Methodist Church 211 West 129th Street 274 All Saints Church (closed) 47 East 129th Street 278 Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 140-6 West 137th Street 282 Abyssinian Baptist Church 132 Odell Clark Place 286 Church of the Intercession 550 West 155th Street 290 Acknowledgments 296 Recomm ended Reading 297 Index 298 Photo Credits 304

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