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a beautiful church


I live in Queens, New York City adjacent to the Brooklyn border. I often walk through Brooklyn and over the Brooklyn Bridge on my way either to or from Manhattan.

Along my route on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn, a long stretch, I pass All Saints Roman Catholic Church, which is located catty-corner to Flushing Avenue at 115 Throop Avenue.

I always stop to admire this church.

The parish was organized in 1866.  The current building was constructed in 1896. It’s in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The church was established originally to serve working class German immigrants, many of whom worked in breweries in Williamsburg. Later, the neighborhood became largely Italian, as did the parish. Nowadays, the congregation is largely Hispanic.

Brooklyn is known as “the city of churches.”


— Roger W. Smith

   January 2016


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