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Jun 11 2011

Buddhist Vihara in Port Richmond, Staten Island

Buddhist Vihara in Port Richmond, Staten Island. Image 1

The need for a Buddhist Vihara in Staten Island for the benefit of the large number of Sri Lankan and other Buddhist residents of the island and its vicinity was felt several years ago. However, until recently, the religious and spiritual needs of the Sri Lankan and other Buddhists were fulfilled by the New York Buddhist Vihara in Queens, New York.


May 28 2011

Reformed Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island

Reformed Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island. Image 1

Reformed Church on Staten Island is a historic Dutch Reformed church and cemetery at 54 Port Richmond Avenue in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York. It was built in 1844 in the Greek Revival style. It is a brick building set on a fieldstone foundation. The front facade features a portico with twin sets of flanking brick pilasters and a central pair of fluted Doric order columns.


Feb 07 2012

St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church is an Indian Orthodox Parish of the West Syriac Liturgical Tradition. The parish is under the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church shepherded by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52.

Jun 05 2011

St. Roch's Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island

The Church of St. Roch is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 602 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, New York City. It was established in 1922.


Jun 12 2011

Temple Emanu-El in Port Richmond, Staten Island

Temple Emanu-El in Port Richmond, Staten Island. Image 1

Temple Emanu-El was founded in 1907. There are various versions as to its founding. One is that it started as a Sisterhood interested in Judaism. The other version is that it began with a group of mostly young, immigrant businessmen on Port Richmond Avenue, then the main street of Staten Island. The story goes that when they began to have children they were concerned for the children's Jewish education and upbringing and started a fund based on the winnings of their Saturday night poker games.