Say Good-bye to the Mod Catholic Church on Washington Square


Unlike being, say, Unitarian or Buddhist, there is not very much cool about being Catholic. (And we can say that because we are. Or, uh, were.) Which is why we have always loved the early-sixties Catholic Center church on Washington Square Park South, because it looks like where the Jetsons would go for their weekly wafer if they were papal peeps. But now, wouldn’t it figure, NYU has arranged to buy it from the Archdiocese of New York for $25 million and build something new there, albeit reportedly not too tall and of an “interfaith” nature. Still … if Jesus met Mad Men, it’d be here, and over folk hymns. Sad. [Real Deal via Curbed]