Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our Lady of Loreto, Brownsville

At the corner of Pacific and Sackman Streets, in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, or East New York, is the church of Our Lady of Loreto, by Italians a century ago. An excellent story about this parish appeared in the New York Times, December 29, 2008, titled "A Church that held the neighborhood's heart," link here.
The location is just south of Atlantic Avenue, close to the eastbound platform of the Long Island Rail Road's East New York station.
The parish school closed in 1988.
On 4.21.2016, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published a lengthy article about the status of the church of Our Lady of Loreto.  Here is the link: Our Lady of Loreto is an Ocean Hill Cultural Treasure.
In February of 2017, the activities of several organizations to save the edifice continue, as this website attests: link HERE.
As of August 17, 2017:

As of October 16, 2017, the church has been demolished. Curbed NY has a twitter photo of the rubble. Link HERE.