We took a tour of the catacombs at this church and then decided to explore the church on our own, and were so appreciative of the opportunity! This church is located in the heart of downtown NYC but somehow seems to be constantly overlooked, which is a shame. It was the original cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York before the Catholic population grew too large for the building, and the love shown to this church really shows in the attention to detail. The history of the church is interesting, and also a bit sad, given the number of unnamed bodies buried here (due to the rampant poverty in the area at the time). Unfortunately, this church is frequently overlooked in favor of the larger cathedral on Fifth Ave, which is a shame, given the aura of spirituality surrounding the building. If you have the chance, please take a tour of the catacombs as well, they're fascinating.