The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Thousands can congregate in the space made by a few.
Getting there: B, C, or 1 trains to 110th St
Once you arrive at the steps of the cathedral: proceed through the front doors and walk the length of the cathedral in the leftmost aisle, until you reach the altar. With the altar on your right, walk up five steps to the first bronze grille on your left.
Your key will unlock: the padlocked chain on the entrance grille to The Baptistry, a gift from the descendants of Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor of New Amsterdam—or New York City, as it is known today.