The back of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (Episcopal), seen from Morningside Park (above). Construction began in 1892—and continues to this day. The ongoing work has come to be seen by some as emblematic of G-d’s ongoing creation of the universe.
The Enclave at the Cathedral. In need of money to do Cathedral-y things, the Cathedral issued a 99-year lease to a commercial firm, The Brodsky Organization (for a reported $5 million year). The Brodsky Organization built two midrise residential buildings, designed with lots of bird-killing glass by Handel Architects. Source: CityRealty.com.
This building at 30 Morningside Drive is one of several that were part of Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital and are now being converted into residential units.
I love how this view hides Morningside Drive.