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Worship opportunity on my block

October 10, 2013

Tags: Gene Rebeck

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection
This beautiful church is around the corner from me. (Sorry: the photo doesn't do it justice at all.) I've been in there once or twice. I don't know much about Eastern (Russian) Orthodoxy, just that there are no pews—you stand for the whole service, which isn't short.

The thing about New York is that everything you want is here, with the obvious non-urban exceptions. Sometimes it seems like that "everything" is right on my block. This beautiful church, Anthology Film Archives, celebrity restaurants, Manhattan Mini Storage, Gringers Appliances, the late Boca Chica, East Village Radio, and more—they're all on this one block (1st & 2nd aves between 1st & 2nd streets & vice versa).