Friday, December 12, 2008

Coming out of the Dark

I finally had a chance to check out the newly opened and repaired Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It suffered a severe fire back in 2001 and had not fully recovered till now. Repairs funded by insurance claims as well as the profits from the Avalon Bay land leasing deal, allowed the Cathedral re-invested back into the Church itself. Aside from the roofing/hawk controversy of the Spring, I have always had a great regard for this institution, I even worked there as a camp counselor one summer. Having the fully restored space again is like having an old friend move back into town.

Keith Haring altarpiece.

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Welcome back neighborhood stalwart!

1 comment:

uptownflavor said...

Beautiful, breathtaking, and right here in Harlem!