Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located in
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The story of this cathedral is as wonderful as the building and campus itself. It is too full for this short space, but it came to be at the end of the nineteenth century as a place where the residents of this melting pot which is America could come together in prayer. A lofty goal housed in a 520-foot cathedral with a dome choir that is 162 feet at the apex. It is as yet, incredibly, uncompleted: the facade is perennially scaffolded. My most memorable visit to the Cathedral was the sad occasion of Keith Haring's memorial, during which Jessye Norman sang Ave Maria. Discover your own treasures--architectural, musical, or spiritual.
1047 Amsterdam Avenue @ 112th Street
Last Modified: Monday Aug 11 2008
The Meatpacking District is a small area on the west side of Manhattan that runs from the Hudson River to 11th Avenue and includes West 13th, 14th, and 15th Streets; Little West 12th; and Gansevoort--all now a-glitter in fashionable shops and cafés, including Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. The area is known for restaurants as well: Florent, the neighborhood’s first love is now replaced by many larger establishments -- Buddakan, Del Posto, Pastis, and Frank’s. The Gansevoort is the chic hotel in the neighborhood--a lovely contrast, or complement to, a rowdy evening of shots and beers at Hogs & Heifers.