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  • 1. Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This imposing block-long Romanesque church stands tall on a ridge is unusual because it's actually two churches, one stacked on the other. The...Read More

  • 2. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

    Upper West Side | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The largest cathedral in the world, even with its towers and transepts still unfinished, this divine behemoth comfortably asserts its bulk in...Read More

  • 3. Flatbush Reformed Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The last Dutch director-general of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant, ordered a church built at this site in 1654, making this one of the oldest...Read More

  • 4. Mahayana Buddhist Temple

    Chinatown | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This bright and beautiful Buddhist temple is at a very busy corner, at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge Arch on the Bowery, where gilded lions...Read More

  • 5. Masjid Malcolm Shabazz

    Harlem | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Talk about religious conversions: in the mid-1960s, the Lenox Casino was transformed into this house of worship and cultural center, and given...Read More

  • 6. Most Precious Blood Church

    Little Italy | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The National Shrine of San Gennaro, a replica of the grotto at Lourdes, is the high point of Most Precious Blood Church's richly painted interior...Read More

  • 7. Plymouth Church

    Brooklyn Heights | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1849, this barnlike neoclassical Congregational church was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The famous abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher...Read More

  • 8. St. Mary Star of the Sea

    Carroll Gardens | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the oldest operating Catholic churches in Brooklyn, the neo-Gothic St. Mary Star of the Sea opened in 1855 and once had a clear view...Read More

  • 9. St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Midtown East | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This Gothic-style edifice is the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States, seating approximately 2,400 people, and marked by double spires...Read More

  • 10. St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    NoLIta | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If you've seen The Godfather, you've had a peek inside New York's first Roman Catholic cathedral—the interior shots of the infamous baptism...Read More

  • 11. St. Paul's Chapel

    Financial District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    For more than a year after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the fence of St. Paul's Chapel served as a shrine for visitors seeking solace...Read More

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  • 12. Trinity Church

    Financial District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Occupying a section of land originally granted in 1705 by Queen Anne of England, Trinity Church is considered one of the first and finest examples...Read More

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