Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sacred Heart Church- Northwest Yonkers

Sacred Heart Church is a Capuchin Franciscan run church connected to a monastery in Northwest Yonkers. The church is like a church you would find in the center of an Italian city. The ceiling is painted in bright colors. There are many altars, each with its own beauty. Its large bell tower could be seen all over the New York metropolitan area as it is the highest point in Yonkers. The church resembles a cathedral like many churches in the City of Hills.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lenoir Nature Preserve- Northwest Yonkers

Lenoir Nature Preserve is definitely the most forgotten park in Yonkers but is possibly the most beautiful. Located on the border with Hastings on Hudson, the preserve the cleaniest and most natural area in all of Yonkers. It is known for its sloping meadows and its large estate house.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Immaculate Conception Church (St. Mary's)- Southwest Yonkers

The oldest Roman Catholic church in Yonkers, St. Mary's is a mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The most beautiful all around church in Yonkers, it is the seat of the Vicar of Yonkers. Recently refurbished, its interior is very reminding of churches in Europe. Certainly not used to its potential, St. Mary's is often times overlooked, however this gem in the middle of downtown Yonkers is truly historic and possibly the most beautiful church north of New York City in the Northeast.
From the rear of the church

The facade


Pipe Organ



From St. Mary's Place

From City Hall

Sunday, August 15, 2010

St. John the Baptist Church- Southeast Yonkers

St. John the Baptist Church is located on Yonkers Ave. at the bottom of the hill that leads up to St. Joseph's Seminary. St. John's is well known for its neo-gothic exterior and colorful stained glass windows. It is also known for its massive roof which can be seen all over Yonkers.

The Ascension

View From St. John's Ave.

Another View from St. John's Ave.



Side Entrance View


View From up Seminary Ave.