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A Georgia Peach Takes a Bite of the Big Apple II

Thank you for your comments and emails regarding Part I of my New York weekend trip and now for part II: On Sunday, we headed to Brooklyn for a fantastic…

Thank you for your comments and emails regarding Part I of my New York weekend trip and now for part II:

On Sunday, we headed to Brooklyn for a fantastic church service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle…
In 1997, the Brooklyn Tabernacle purchased the dilapidated Loew’s Metropolitan Theatre and three adjacent buildings.  According to Architectural Record’s Building Type Study, the architect faced the challenge of unifying the facade of the building as well as unifying the interiors of each building.  Here’s a fun fact:  A tattered piece of fabric found during demolition provided the color scheme for the interior decorative paintings as well as the custom fabric designs for the seating and acoustical panels.

 images via Brooklyn Tabernacle

I would me remiss if I failed to mention that the Brooklyn Tabernacle is the home to the six Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  The choir consists of untrained voices from various multicultural and socio-economic backgrounds. And their voices…angelic and resounded through the cathedral as well my heart. I will definitely return here on my next visit. Also while in Brooklyn I visited the home of a new design client!  I’ll keep everyone updated as the project progresses.

Lastly, I recommend everyone to visit and donate to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.  At the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site the admission is free and visitors can learn about the plans and progress of the Memorial and Museum currently being built at the World Trade Center site.

images taken by Monique G.

It’s amazing to me how the twin towers stood tall in what seems such a small lot. While we still mourn the lives lost, the museum helps visitors to also stand tall and creates feelings of optimism regarding the future.  Please click here to visit the website and to view the renderings for this bittersweet memorial.

Thank you readers for your recommendations on places to see/visit while in NY. I may not have had the opportunity to visit them all, but there are on my list for the next time!

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