The man up in the sky has been doing some public relations work lately and blessing Harlem’s historic houses of worship with some good publicity! On November 8, The New York Daily News featured Harlem and its many gorgeous houses of worship in an article stating “walk down just about any block in Harlem and you’ll find at least one church.” That is so true. There are many places of worship everywhere in Harlem. If you want to attend a Sunday service in Harlem, the choices are unlimited. If you want aspirin or cold medicine after 8 PM, forget it. One has to walk far in Harlem after hours to get their medicine, but for prayer and worship, no need to walk far. This is the interesting fabric of life in Harlem!
On the East side of Harlem, one former church is being turned into a cultural community space, according to The New York Observer. Sculptor Ugo Rondinone purchased the former Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at 2050 Fifth Avenue for $2.775 million. According to the article, locals are happy that the former place of worship will be turned into some sort of community center rather than being developed into a residential building!