Angels In The Belfry

St. Mark's In The Bowery

St. Mark’s-In-The-Bowery is, according to One Thousand New York Buildings, the second-oldest church on Manhattan. It sits on the corner of 2nd Ave and E 10th St. near Stuyvesant Street, the only street on the island that actually runs on an east-west axis.

Good old Peter Stuyvesant’s own personal chapel once stood at this location, and the old codger is buried here himself, as are many members of his family. I guess this used to be a very fashionable church, but these days you’re more likely to see gawking tourists or sad homeless men loitering about than an actual congregant.

St. Mark's In The Bowery

Regardless, I love to sit on one of the park benches in the plaza in front of the church and soak up the sun while sipping coffee on a beautiful, sunny Sunday.


~ by ann on December 14, 2006.

2 Responses to “Angels In The Belfry”

  1. […] saw this little guy a few weeks ago on E. 10th St. just west of St. Mark’s-In-The-Bowery. I stood there snapping a way and he kept meowing at me, which made me laugh, which is why this […]

  2. […] In Here Is Ann's New York, walking on June 2, 2007 at 2:13 pm Stuyvesant Street is the only street on Manhattan that actually runs on the true East-West axis. All the other […]

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