So many of us think we know Pittsburgh? We know its historical reputation as the steelmaking mecca that helped build America, and all of us know Pittsburgh as the city of champions with our great sports teams. Yet, the city has treasures that are lost to the average citizen. There are secreted places known around the world and yet few Pittsburghers have ever heard of them.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is located on 113th and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. It is one of my favorite buildings in the city, one of the largest churches in the world and also boasts a pair of peacocks that roam around the grounds out back. Bottom line is the next time you are in the city, make a trip uptown and visit the church.
No, not at NBC Studios in midtown but rather Manhattan’s Morningside Heights at the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine. The Cathedral, located on 113th and Amsterdam is one of my favorite places in the city. Not only is the interior so vast one thinks he is in a cavern but there is also the most interesting (i.e not sure what it is) statue adjacent to the building and of course the peacock. Actually make that two peacocks; one shimmering blue and green and one decked out all in white.
Ulysses S. Grant, America’s 18th President is interred along with his wife Julia Grant in North America’s largest mausoleum on Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood.