Church, Synagogue, Chapel
This class comprises buildings for devotional use, such as churches, synagogues, and chapels. Most of them can be found in Brooklyn (37%), Queens (27%), and Manhattan (16%). The Bronx has 15% of the buildings in the M1 class and Staten Island has 4%.
Some of the neighborhoods with the greatest density of class M1 buildings are, in descending order, Crown Heights North (Brooklyn), Borough Park (Brooklyn), Central Harlem North (Manhattan), South Jamaica (Queens), Stuyvesant Heights (Brooklyn), and East New York (part A) (Brooklyn).
Mission House (Non-Residential)
The installations under the M2 class are mission houses which are not for residential use. There are 50 buildings in this class in NYC, the majority being found in Manhattan (56%), Queens (24%) and Brooklyn (14%).
Chinatown (Manhattan) is the leading neighborhood with M2-class buildings, followed by Clinton (Manhattan), Lower East Side (Manhattan), Murray Hill / Kips Bay (Manhattan), Flatbush (Brooklyn), and Central Harlem South (Manhattan).
The M3 class comprises residences of church ministers and rectors and sometimes administrative offices of rectors. They are usually owned by the church. Brooklyn holds the majority of installations in the M3 class – 42%, followed by Manhattan with 25%, Queens with 18%, the Bronx with 11% and Staten Island with 3%.
The neighborhoods with the highest volume of buildings in this class are Borough Park (Brooklyn), Bushwick South (Brooklyn), Park Slope (Brooklyn), and Crown Heights North (Brooklyn).
The M4 building class is represented by convents. The highest number of convents in NYC can be found in Brooklyn (31%), then the Bronx (22%), followed by Queens (20%) and Manhattan (18%). Staten Island has 9% of the total number of convents in New York.
The neighborhoods with the highest number of convents are Crown Heights North (Brooklyn), Mott Haven /Port Morris (the Bronx), and Dyker Heights (Brooklyn).
Miscellaneous Religious Facility
The installations in the M9 class are buildings affiliated to churches and of miscellaneous use. Brooklyn has the greatest number of buildings in this class (43%), followed by Queens (25%), Manhattan (15%), the Bronx (14%) and Staten Island (3%).
Borough Park (Brooklyn) and Crown Heights North (Brooklyn) are the areas with the highest density of buildings in the M9 class. Others, with smaller numbers, are Flatbush (Brooklyn), East New York (part A) in Brooklyn, and Williamsburg (Brooklyn).
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