St. Augustine's Church
290 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
+1 212 673 5300
Built in 1828 immediately after abolition of slavery in New York, this Anglican church is now home to the largest African American congregation in the Lower East Side
. Though slavery in New York supposedly ended in 1827, this church was still built with two hidden rooms known as slave galleries, where African Americans were segregated to. The slave galleries remain there today as the church's most popular attraction.