St Mary Star of the Sea, City Island, NYC


St. Mary Star of the Sea is located close to the entrance to City Island on City Island Avenue, next to the Samuel Pell House, one of the oldest houses on the island. It was built in 1958-59 and is the third church on site; both the previous wooden structures were destroyed by fire, the second in 1956. The parish also includes the St. Mary Star of the Sea School, a more classical-style building from the 1940s on Minnieford Avenue. However the Catholic Archdiocese announced this month that it would be closing the school this year in response to dwindling enrollment.

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