The Riverside Church is located in the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan, on 120th Street, with entrance on different sides. I entered from the Claremont Ave, but it is better to enter from Riverside Drive, across from the General Grant National Memorial (or Grant's Tomb). In the area of Columbia University and Barnard College.
It opened in 1930, and financed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. And it is currently an interdenominational church, as it welcomes Christians from different denominations or sects.
The church does have a tall tower, but not accessible at all. So you will not be able to go to the top of it. It has its share of famous people speaking there.
The church is free to enter. There is the worship area, with nice art of stained glass windows. And there is the Gethsemane Chapel, which is by the right of the entrance, outside of the main worship area.
While it is not worth going out of your way, just to see this alone, it is a good place to check out and look around while waiting for Grant's Tomb to open to visitors. And a place to relax your feet, and escape from extreme weather. In other words, this place can be visited along with Grant's Tomb. It can be seen really quickly, and free to enter, so not really a waste of time.
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