St. Ann & the Holy Trinity is in the company of nine other stellar New York City landmarks! You will find us in an online article “Sidewalk Sheds Serve to Protect and Obscure,” of the August 27, 2014, The New York Times’ Building Blocks blog by David W. Dunlap. St. Ann’s is shown in the fourth image of the accompanying slideshow among the likes of the Chrysler Building, Carnegie Hall and the Chase branch landmark building across the street from the church. All are covered by scaffolding and sidewalk sheds.
The article highlights the restoration of landmarks throughout the city and the obstacles to their appreciation posed by these unsightly protective coverings. St. Ann’s beautiful front doors are shown obscured by long-standing scaffolding over the tower above. The parish has been engaged in a fund-raising campaign to restore the tower and the landmark organ within it. Read more about the campaign and how you can support this project.
Interestingly, the link in the St. Ann’s slideshow photo’s caption takes the reader to the church’s website post about current ongoing restoration of the Parish House building on Montague Street, the other building on the property, adjacent to the church. This restoration will be completed by the end of the year and will once again be a handsome, major architectural focus of the busy Brooklyn Heights business district.
A version of the article also appears in the August 28, 2014 print edition of The New York Times.