New York City, NY
United States
1047 Amsterdam Ave., Medical Bay of nave National AIDS Memorial at Cathedral of St. John the Devine since 9 November 1985
Coming out of the Dark
I finally had a chance to check out the newly opened and repaired Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It suffered a severe fire back in 2001 and had not fully recovered till now. Repairs funded by insurance claims as well as the profits from the Avalon Bay land leasing deal, allowed the Cathedral re-invested back into the Church itself. Aside from the roofing/hawk controversy of the Spring, I have always had a great regard for this institution, I even worked there as a camp counselor one summer. Having the fully restored space again is like having an old friend move back into town. Keith Haring altarpiece.
Photo © Akira Kurosawa Harlem Hybrid

12 December 2008
Akira Kurosawa, Harlem, New York City