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Stop for the beautiful, historic statue

In front of the New York Buddhist Church is a serene statue that survived the Atom Bomb... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
Mike L
Northampton, Massachusetts
A gem in the city ...

A beautiful Buddhist Church (Temple) in the heart of the city - a space for reflection and meeting... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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4 Dec 2017
“Stop for the beautiful, historic statue”
7 Sep 2017
“A gem in the city ...”
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331 Riverside Dr, New York City, NY 10025-9114
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

In front of the New York Buddhist Church is a serene statue that survived the Atom Bomb devastation in Japan. This is surely worth a visit, even if you don't enter the building.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed September 7, 2017

A beautiful Buddhist Church (Temple) in the heart of the city - a space for reflection and meeting friendly folk. A lovely statue of Shinran Shonin stands outside and inside there are several wonderful rooms, statues, art and a delightful library. I recommend attending for...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Even if you don't go inside for the many activities, go just to look at the heart stopping statue outside. Also, it's a great old brownstone with wonderful details inside..go to their flea market twice a year.

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Reviewed October 22, 2015

The church is a place of repose in this very busy city, except when it is having one of its festivals -- then there is a jammed packed program: martial arts, drums, dance, food, and often fascinating Japanese arts and crafts. Wonderful welcoming people.

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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