queens


Jun 18 2011

Al-Iman Mosque, Queens

Al-Iman mosque is located on 24-30 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY. Al-Iman translates into ‘The Faith” in Arabic. This mosque is Astoria’s largest Muslim House of worship. On Fridays on Steinway Street, several hundred men from North Africa and Middle-Eastern countries leave their work and make way to the jammed mosque to pray.

Nov 03 2014

Ascension Church, Queens

Contact info:
Russell Pl
Queens, NY 11375

May 25 2011

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Queens

Contact info:
179-09 Jamaica Avenue,
Jamaica, NY 11432

Dec 03 2011

Christ Presbyterian Church by the Sea in Broad Channel, Queens

Christ Presbyterian Church By The Sea is a simple wooden frame church located on Noel Road at the East side of Broad Channel, Queens.

Jun 05 2011

Church of the Resurrection in Richmond Hill, Queens

Church of the Resurrection in Richmond Hill, Queens. Image 1

The Church of the Resurrection is the oldest church in Richmond Hill. Sometime in 1866 or 1867, the Rev. George Cook, assistant minister at Grace Church, began to hold services in the old Long Island Railroad station between Hillside Avenue and Jamaica Avenue. The Richmond Hill mission, as it came to be known, took root and a chapel was built over a carpenter’s shop in the business block. The Richmond Hill chapel remained a mission until 1874 when the Reverend Joshua Kimber moved to Richmond Hill and took charge.


Jun 05 2011

Congregation Tifereth Israel, Queens

Congregation Tifereth Israel, Queens. Image 1

Congregation Tifereth Israel ("Splendor of Israel") is an Orthodox synagogue located in the Corona section of Queens, New York. It was founded by Ashkenazi Jews who had moved to Queens from Manhattan's Lower East Side. Estée Lauder and her parents were early members.
The congregation constructed its synagogue building in 1911, a wooden Gothic and Moorish revival structure designed by Crescent L. Varrone, and modeled after the narrow tenement synagogues built on Manhattan's Lower East Side.


Jul 19 2011

Elmhurst Baptist Church, Queens

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The Elmhurst Baptist Church was organized September 19, 1900, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Avard L. Dunlop, 39 Vietor Place. Reverand Charles J. Keevel, Pastor of the Woodside Baptist Church, assumed leadership of the group, and was the preacher at this time. The first preaching service took place on Sunday afternoon, October 7, 1900 in a small room in the Cord Meyer Block, on Broadway.


Jun 03 2011

First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, Queens

First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, Queens. Image 1

The First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, formerly known as the Russell Sage Memorial Church, is a historic Presbyterian church located in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York. It was designed by noted architect Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942) as a memorial to Russell Sage (1816-1906). It features a large landscape stained glass window designed by Tiffany Studio.


May 20 2011

Flushing Ganesh Temple, Queens

Flushing Ganesh Temple, Queens. Image 1

The Hindu Temple Society of North America ("Society"), a non-profit religious institution was incorporated on January 26, 1970, under the laws of the State of New York. Soon thereafter, the Society acquired from the Russian Orthodox Church a site on which the present Temple is situated. It was in this small frame house that daily rituals were performed and weekend services conducted by volunteer priests, until the present structure, designed in accordance with the Agama Sastras (scriptures relating to temple building), was completed early in 1977, and the Temple consecrated on July 4 of the same year.


Jun 18 2011

Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York, Queens

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Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York, Queens. Image 2

The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York is an African Methodist Episcopal cathedral located in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The congregation is over 23,000 members, and Prospect Magazine named the cathedral the 57th largest church in the United States of America. The parent AME Church is a Methodist denomination founded by the Rev. Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816.