staten island


Jun 12 2011

St. Joseph's Church in Rosebank, Staten Island

St. Joseph's Church in Rosebank, Staten Island. Image 1

In 1901, Father Paolo lacomino was sent by the Archdiocese to lay the groundwork for a new parish in the community of Rosebank. The area was predominantly European and was called Rosebank due to the exceptional amount of rose bushes cultivated in the community.


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.

May 28 2011

St. Patrick's Church in Richmondtown, Staten Island

The Church of St. Patrick is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located in Staten Island, New York City. The parish was established in 1862. The early Romanesque Revival-style building, built c.1860, was declared a New York City Landmark on February 20, 1968.


May 09 2011

St. Peter's Church in New Brighton, Staten Island

St. Peter's Church in New Brighton, Staten Island. Image 1

Before the establishment of St. Peter's in 1839, the Mass was not regularly celebrated on Staten Island. In fact, Catholics on the island had to travel to either St. Peter's in Manhattan or St. James's in Brooklyn if they wished to partake in the Mass on a regular basis. Bishop Hughes, after considering that the Catholic population on the island had grown to around 100 people, decided that a parish should be established on Staten Island. Father Ildelfonso Medrano, an exiled Spaniard, was assigned by the bishop as St. Peter's first pastor on April 1, 1839.


Jun 05 2011

St. Rita's Church in Emerson Hill, Staten Island

St. Rita's Church in Emerson Hill, Staten Island. Image 1: copyright by Unknown

The Church of St. Rita is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located in Staten Island, New York City.


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.


May 31 2011

St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Brighton, Staten Island

St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Brighton, Staten Island. Image 1

The Church of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 1634 Victory Boulevard, West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City. The church was built 1953 to the designs of the prolific architect Robert J. Reiley of Robert J. Reiley & Associates.


Apr 04 2011

Staten Island

Staten Island is a borough of New York City, New York, United States, located in the southwest part of the city. Staten Island is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull, and from the rest of New York by New York Bay. With a population of 491,730, Staten Island is the least populated of the five boroughs but is the third largest in area at 59 sq mi (153 km2).


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.


May 31 2011

Woodrow Methodist Church in Woodrow, Staten Island

Woodrow Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church at 1109 Woodrow Road in Woodrow, Staten Island, New York. It was built in 1842 and is a wood frame, clapboard sided, temple form Greek Revival style building. It features a portico with four Doric order columns supporting a plain entabulature and unadorned pediment. Above the portico is a three stage, open bell tower and spire in a vernacular Italianate style added in 1876.