City of Churches

Series host Anthony Mangano uncovers places, people and memories inspired by these architectural wonders and their surrounding neighborhoods.Tune in to get an up-dose perspective from knowledgeable insiders on these remarkable houses of worship.

St. Raymond’s parish in the Bronx existed even before “the Bronx” was created. Anthony Mangano talks with Father Cruz about the history of the church and the surrounding neighborhood.

Recent Episodes


Church of Saint Raymond

November 29, 2017

St. Raymond’s parish in the Bronx existed even before “the Bronx” was created. Anthony Mangano talks with Father Cruz about the history […]

Blessed Sacrament

November 22, 2017

Blessed Sacrament parish in Manhattan first church serves started in a stable. Anthony Mangano visits with Father John Duffell and learns how […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

November 15, 2017

Is Arthur Avenue in the Bronx more authentically Italian that the better-known Little Italy in Manhattan? To find out, Anthony Mangano talks […]

Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s

November 8, 2017

Why is Little Italy’s most famous church named after an Irish Saint instead of an Italian Saint? Find out as Anthony Mangano […]

St. Mel’s

November 1, 2017

More than 75 years ago, St. Mel’s parish celebrated mass in a small political club that is now a beauty parlor. Today […]

St. Paul’s and St. Agnes

October 25, 2017

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn is home to home to two beautiful but distinct “sister churches”, both historic edifices in their own right. St. […]

St. Mary Magdalene

October 18, 2017

St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Springfield Gardens, Queens is full of history and strength. Although their church was the victim of a […]

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

October 11, 2017

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Church in Redhook, Brooklyn was on the verge of bankruptcy when Father Claudio arrived, and then Hurricane […]

Our Lady of Sorrows

October 4, 2017

In 2016, Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona Queens was destroyed by a catastrophic fire. Anthony Mangano speaks with Father Ray […]

St. Malachy’s

September 27, 2017

Why is St. Malachy’s church, located in the heart of Broadway in midtown Manhattan, called “The Actors Chapel”? Find out when Anthony […]

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