Apr 04 2011

The Bronx

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. It is also known as Bronx County, the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough located primarily on the mainland. In March 2011, the Census Bureau estimated that the borough's population in the April 1, 2010 United States Census was 1,400,761, inhabiting a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2).

Aug 13 2011

University Heights Presbyterian Church, The Bronx

University Heights Presbyterian Church, The Bronx. Image 1

University Heights Presbyterian Church on the Hill of Hall of Fame Terrace has a long and colorful history. On Nov. 26, 1893 Rev. W.L. Waite, Prof. J.J. Stevenson and Dr. Joseph S. Taylor followed the call of Counselor Henry M. MacCracken which was a Clerky man and Educator for a meeting in his house, to discuss the religious needs of the locality.

Dec 23 2012

Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, The Bronx

The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center (VCJC) is a modern Orthodox synagogue affiliated with the Orthodox Union. Founded in 1927, the Center initially was housed in a street level room of an apartment building. In 1947, the Center moved into a converted mansion at 3997 Gouverneur Avenue, where it remained for 18 years. In 1965, VCJC moved into its own newly constructed building at 3880 Sedgwick Avenue, its current home.

May 22 2011

Van Nest Assembly of God, The Bronx

Van Nest Assembly of God, The Bronx. Image 1

In 1934 a group of born-again ladies, members of the Italian Christian Church at 167th Street and Intervale Avenue, under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Silvio Margadonna, began holding home prayer meetings, seeking God's guidance for the establishment of a church in the Van Nest area. Their outreach began with door-to-door witnessing. Within a short period of time, a Friday night prayer meeting was established and space was rented at 1722 Adams Street, Bronx, New York.