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St. Patrick's Cathedral (Manhattan)

This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue is regarded as the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States. With its two soaring 330-foot spires, St. Patrick's Cathedral is also one of the city's most spectacular architectural sights. Construction on the neo-gothic structure had started in 1850 and completed in 1878. Inside, it boasts of numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with over 7,300 pipes. Services are held throughout the day, and many New Yorkers stop in for a moment of serenity in their otherwise hectic lives.

St. Lucy's Church

Built in 1925, St. Lucy's Church was established to serve the city's Italian diaspora. The brick and stone building was constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture, but the real treasures can be found in the church interiors. Studded with awe-inspiring murals, frescoes and sculptural work, the church interiors are a spectacular affair and warrant a visit. Built in 1925, this historic church found its place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in the year 1998. St. Lucy's Church is the National Shrine of St. Gerard.

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Resting behind an opulent French-Gothic Revival visage, the cathedral is rightly situated in the heart of the city. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart was constructed over the course of nearly a century, specifically built to feature views of the mountains to the west and downtown Manhattan to the east. First proposed in 1859, the cathedral's cornerstone was finally set forty years later. It wasn't until 1954 that the church was completed and consecrated. Pope John Paul II visited this gargantuan cathedral in 1995, performing an evening prayer that earned the cathedral the rank of basilica. Rightly dubbed as the Monument of Faith, this elegant basilica is adorned with sharp arches and glorious chandeliers giving way to the stunning altar. The Cathedral Basilica regularly holds concerts that are open to the public, played on the largest pipe organ ever created by the Schantz Organ Company. Commanding Newark's beautiful landscape, the basilica is one of the most treasured edifices of the city.

Grand Central Terminal

New York's Grand Central Terminal, often inaccurately referred to as the Grand Central Station, is one of Midtown Manhattan's most resplendent architectural jewels and one of the busiest terminals in the world. Completed in 1913, the majestic Beaux-Arts beauty is richly embellished, its interiors a love affair with marble, while the ornamented facade is topped by The Glory of Commerce - a riveting sculpture that depicts Mercury, Hercules and Minerva overlooking the city from a lofty perch, the world's largest Tiffany-stained glass clock at their feet. Painted constellations arch above the iconic main hall, featured in any number of movies, its vaulted ceilings an awe-inspiring sight. Today, the building also houses chic shops and a dining concourse, alongside platforms that cater to commuter, intercity and rapid transport trains, attracting commuters and tourists in equal measure.

Glen Cove Mansion

The Glen Cove Mansion is prepared to welcome guests to this hotel and conference center for leisure activities including spa treatments, fine dining, and recreational activities, or for business events and meetings. The rooms are fitted with modern comforts and Crabtree & Evelyn Bath Amenities, and the 55 acre grounds include pools, golf course, bike rental, saunas & steam rooms, a massage room, and courts or fields for a huge variety of sports. The dining room boasts splendid views, as does the rooftop Pub 1910, a casual space for fun, games, and refreshments. Excellent accommodation of special events and conferences and a delightful location, accessible yet pleasantly distanced from the noise of traffic, round out the Mansion experience. Details and online booking available on website.

Stanton Street Shul

The Stanton Street Shul is a remarkable synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Built in 1913, this neoclassical structure was the worship center of immigrant Jews from Brzezany in Galica which is now in Ukraine. Today this small synagogue which is among a handful dozen of active synagogues in the city, comprises a various mix of Jews that range from the Holocaust survivor to the modern day Jew. It also has its own women's prayer service.

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