Barnard College

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City. On our leafy four-acre campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, our world-class faculty of teacher-scholars educates nearly 2,400 inspired and intrepid undergraduate women—women who, as a matter of course, have gone on to achieve great things....

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Over 125 years old, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is the largest cathedral in the world. It is the “mother church” of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the seat of its Bishop. The church is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and as a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership.  While Cathedrals traditionally do not have their own congregations, St. John the Divine is home to the Congregation of Saint Saviour, which operates independently from the Cathedral. The congregation has approximately 400 members. Information about services and times can be found below. Furthermore, all those who would like to attend worship services and anyone seeking...

Columbia University

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. After residing at two locations for nearly a century and a half, the University moved to Morningside Heights in 1897. Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, encompassing 17 schools with more than 25,000 students and 2,000 international faculty. Eighty Columbians—alumni, faculty, researchers, and administrators—have won Nobel Prizes. Furthermore, eight current faculty members are Nobel laureates in medicine, economics, physics, and literature. Columbians daily continue to conduct path breaking research in...

Corpus Christi

In this special neighborhood you’ll find major educational institutions, students from all over the world, and ordinary folks living in brownstones and public housing. Corpus Christi tries to be one place where we can all come together, both for ourselves and for the wider community. Corpus Christi is known for the quality of its liturgy. This parish played an important part in the Liturgical Renewal movement before the Second Vatican Council and now continues the best of the Catholic liturgical tradition. Fine liturgical music has been a long tradition at Corpus Christi. The music program includes Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, baroque and early classical choral music, and contemporary works (some commissioned especially for us). Our choir is made up of...

General Grant Houses

1200px The General Grant Houses, a part of the New York City Housing Authority, consists of nine buildings, 13 and 21 stories tall with 1,940 apartments. These buildings provide affordable housing to over 1400 families. Spanning over 15 acres, this site is cornered by West 123rd and near 125th Street, Morningside Avenue, and Broadway. Grant Houses were built in the same time period as the Morningside Gardens and completed in 1957. 1320 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027 Telephone: 212-666-4301

Interchurch Center

In the past century, the Interchurch Center has been a visible symbol of the oneness of many churches in Christ and reflective of the inspiring growth of ecumenism and inter-religious activity in the United States. The Interchurch Center was first envisioned as a tangible symbol of growing unity and of joint service in Christian enterprises better done together than separately. On March 29, 1948 The Interchurch Center, which was originally named The Protestant Center, was created. It was changed in 1956 to The Interchurch Center in order to be more inclusive. After years of persevering effort by dedicated workers, the inspired dream became a reality when on November 17, 1957 the ground breaking ceremonies for The Interchurch Center took...

International House

Founded in 1924, the International House has built a rich history of bringing together students from around the world to share experiences and life lessons in peace building and understanding. International House was the first global community of its kind, predating the United Nations by 21 years. For more than 96 years it has transformed the lives of more than 65,000 Alumni, which include not only Nobel Prize winners, heads of state, award-winning authors, singers, actors, and CEOs, but teachers, doctors, small business owners, community leaders and volunteers throughout the world.  The International House achieves their mission of preparing leaders for the global community by building core values of Respect, Empathy, and Moral Courage through...

Jewish Theological Seminary

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. In 1887, JTS held its first class of ten students in the vestry of the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue, New York City’s oldest congregation.  A Jewish university with a world-class faculty and a diverse student body, JTS grants undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through its five schools and offers enriching programs for the Jewish community in the United States, Israel, and around the world. Its mission is to preserve the...

Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music is one of the world's premier music conservatories for classical music, jazz, and musical theatre. Founded in 1918, the school is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of each of its students, training them in both performance and composition. Students have the option to achieve bachelor of music, master of music, and doctor of musical arts degrees. Each of these programs are ‘real-world’ training experiences that only New York City can provide, often taught by Broadway performers, renowned classical artists, and successful jazz musicians. Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Morningside Heights, MSM has 22 classrooms, 130 practice rooms, and...

Mount Sinai Morningside

Mount Sinai Morningside is a prestigious and nationally recognized hospital conveniently located in Morningside Heights. With 495 beds, they serve as the principal health care provider for the Morningside Heights community, and operate one of the only Level 2 trauma services in Manhattan. Founded in 1847, they are home to the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, a world-class, multidisciplinary center specializing in the care and treatment of heart ailments. A member of the Mount Sinai Health System, they also enjoy an outstanding reputation for services in many other medical specialties, including internal medicine, geriatrics, trauma, bariatric surgery, vascular disease, HIV/AIDS, cardiac care, physical rehabilitation, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse. Mount Sinai was the first...

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's is an independent, Episcopal day school. The school is coeducational and includes toddlers through grade 8. As an Episcopal school, they are committed to nurturing the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Their philosophy of education is rooted in the values of the Judeo-Christian humanist tradition. They strive to create an educational community which reflects unity in diversity: a unity of purpose and shared values among a population diverse in race, culture, and religious beliefs. St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's opened its doors in 1950, realizing the dream of the Reverend Mother Ruth, founder of the community of the Holy Spirit, an Episcopal order for women. Mother Ruth had a vision of serving God and children...

Teachers College

Founded in 1887, the Gothic and Tudor-styled brick and sandstone buildings of Teachers College, Columbia University, occupy the block just north of Columbia’s main campus. Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology. Today, more than a third of their tenure track faculty are psychologists and health educators, and they continue to take a multidisciplinary approach, combining their strengths across fields to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas:...

The Riverside Church

The Riverside Church is an interdenominational, interracial, international, open, welcoming, and affirming church and congregation. Whoever you are: You are safe here. You are loved here. You are invited into full participation in our life together. Modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France, and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., The Riverside Church is situated at one of the highest points of New York City, overlooking the Hudson River and 122nd Street. It is 100 feet wide and covers two city blocks. Construction began in 1927 with the first service held on October 5, 1930. The Nave seats nearly 2,000 worshipers. The 20-floor tower, rising to a height of 392 feet, contains offices, meeting rooms, and the 74-bell Laura...

Union Theological Seminary

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is both a seminary and a graduate school of theology. Established in 1836, Union prepares attendees for committed lives of service to the church, academy, and society. Education at Union Theological Seminary is deeply rooted in a critical understanding of the breadth of Christian traditions yet significantly instructed by the insights of other faiths. It makes connections between these traditions and the most profoundly challenging issues of our contemporary experience: the realities of suffering and injustice, world religious pluralism, the fragility of our planet, and discoveries of modern science. Union envisions a future in which teaching and learning continues to be ecumenical in spirit, supporting a record of...