10. Check out the Creepy Catacombs
St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, which, as of late 2010, became the only basilica in Manhattan, stands on Mulberry Street, between Prince and Houston. Many members of the faith were enclosed in brick and cement crypts. In the lower level of this historic landmark is a labyrinth of vaults for bodies. They belonged largely to the wealthy—to bankers, lawyers, captains of industry, merchants, and even to Civil War-era generals. To this day, the cathedral serves as a spiritual centerpiece to the Little Italy neighborhood, and its leadership is known to have creative and unique initiatives, like having sheep “lambscape” the cemetery.
Next, read about the Crypts and Catacombs of Little Italy: What’s Buried in Manhattan’s Only Basilica.