St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery - 10th Street and Second Avenue, NYC - 2008 . . . . Built at the end of the 18th Century on the land where Peter Stuyvesant's private chapel stood, this is the second oldest church building in NYC.

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Built at the end of the 18th Century on the land where Peter Stuyvesant's private chapel stood, this is the second oldest church building in NYC. Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director-General of New Amsterdam who surrendered the city soon to be known as New York to the British in 1664, is entombed here.

This was also the site of a famous 19th Century corpse-napping, when the body of millionaire merchant A.T. Stewart was stolen and held for ransom. He was eventually recovered and reburied elsewhere.

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®mene on November 12, 2008

pretty nice indeed! That looks like a quiet place in NYC. East Village is definately worth one more visit.

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