downtown brooklyn


Apr 24 2011

Baptist Temple, Brooklyn

Baptist Temple in Brooklyn. Image 1: via http://www.nycago.org

Baptist Temple is a historic Baptist church at 360 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn, New York, New York. It was built in 1893-1894 in the Romanesque Revival style and rebuilt after a fire in 1917-1918. It has a brownstone base and superstructure faced with subtly textured brick with brownstone trim. The building features a large rose window and three corner towers.


Apr 26 2011

Cathedral Basilica of St. James, Brooklyn

Cathedral Basilica of St. James, Brooklyn. Image 1

The Cathedral Basilica of St. James is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It is located at the corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn. St. James is the oldest Catholic parish on Long Island and is the seat of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Its extensive history has seen the transformation of peaceful pastoral countryside into a bustling metropolis, and the growth of a fledgling parish into one of the largest dioceses in America.


Jun 17 2011

Friends Meetinghouse and School, Brooklyn

Friends Meetinghouse and School, Brooklyn. Image 1

Friends Meetinghouse and School is a historic Quaker meeting house at 110 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, New York. The meeting house is a 3 1⁄2-story building built of red brick with brownstone details. The meeting house was built in 1857.


Apr 21 2011

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Brooklyn

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Brooklyn. Image 1

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen, more simply Sts. Constantine and Helen, Cathedral (though known by Greek Orthodox parishioners from other churches as NAK) is a Greek Orthodox cathedral church at 64 Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn, New York. It is best known for taking in parishioners from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Manhattan, destroyed during the September 11 attacks.