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The Episcopal Church of The Heavenly Rest

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18 Feb 2018
“Noteworthy reredos”
9 Aug 2018
“Another Carnegie property”
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2 E 90th St, New York City, NY 10128-0603
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This Episcopalian church, established first in 1868 near Grand Central, moved uptown in the 20's, by purchasing the property from the widow of Andrew Carnegie who lived across the street in what is now the Copper-Hewitt Museum. The new building was finished in 1929, just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had walked by this church on previous visits of New York, but this time we entered it to see the Station of the Cross it housed. It turned out to be an interesting piece of art based on the Shroud of Turin. The church...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

It's pretty and quiet. I was especially impressed that there was a drop box for multi-day NY passes that hasn't been used up. I don't know how it works, but it seems like a great philanthropy!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The polyphonic music in a candlelit side chapel seems very medieval. Quiet and contemplative. Great way to start your week.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This church has the final resting place of the great silent screen movie star Gloria Swanson. Her ashes are housed in the crypt which is to the right down a flight of stairs as you walk in. Sometimes it is open and you can go...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Church of the Heavenly Rest is an Episcopal church located just next to the National Academy Museum on 5th Avenue. Started in 1895 by Civil War veterans, the church moved to this present location in the 1920s. The nave of the church is neo-gothic...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The Church of the Heavenly Rest is big and beautiful and well worth a visit if you are up by the reservoir or the Guggenheim.

Date of experience: July 2015
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