Religious structures

Union Methodist Episcopal Church

This building was originally constructed as the Union Methodist Episcopal Church in 1900, replacing the previous Leonard Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Union M.E. was the result of the merger of three local Methodist Episcopal churches - Leonard Street M.E. Church (founded in 1870), Powers Street M.E. Church and Gothic M.E. Church (founded circa 1835). Powers and Gothic merged in 1895 or so; three years later Powers and Leonard merged to form the Union M.E. Church.

St. James Cathedral Basilica

St. James Cathedral Basilica is the second church building to serve this parish. The first church was constructed in 1822 and was the first Roman Catholic church on Long Island. In 1852, St. James became the cathedral parish for the newly-established Diocese of Brooklyn under Bishop Loughlin. While the Diocese long planned to construct a new cathedral in Fort Greene, that plan never came to fruition and St. James has continued to serve as the cathedral church for the Diocese, although many of the Diocese's larger ceremonies are held elsewhere.

Wesley M. E. Church

The Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church of East New York was established in 1883. Shortly thereafter the congregation purchased a property on Berriman Street near Eastern Parkway (?) and constructed a church, only to find out that the title on the property was not clear. The church decided to purchase a new piece of property at the corner of Glenmore and Atkins Avenue and in 1894 moved the church there

St. Michael Church (Flushing)

St. Michael parish in Flushing predates the founding of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The parish's official founding was in 1848 (making it the third oldest in Queens County), but parish lore says that services began here in 1833. The church itself was constructed in 1962, designed by architect John O'Malley.

York Street M. E. Church

The first church for the York Street M. E. Church, which was the first to colonized from the Sands Street M. E. Church, was dedicated on 6 April 1824. It was a frame building, 42' by 55' and constructed at a cost of $5,000. This structure was enlarged in 1835. In 1851 a new brick church was constructed.