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The Episcopal Church of The Heavenly Rest

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Noteworthy reredos

We had walked by this church on previous visits of New York, but this time we entered it to see the... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Peaceful spot in front of Central Park

It's pretty and quiet. I was especially impressed that there was a drop box for multi-day NY... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
Beijing, China
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  • Average20%
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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
Upper East Side
+1 212-289-3400
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Reviewed August 9, 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

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Reviewed February 18, 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

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Reviewed July 26, 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!

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

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

Thank Sydele G
Reviewed April 24, 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

Thank AndrewBenson
Reviewed October 26, 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

Thank BradJill
Reviewed June 30, 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.

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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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