In which my friend Kevin Walsh of Forgotten NY takes the No. 2 train in search of the "Lourdes of America"—and finds it in the Bronx, complete with a tap-water "spring." Amazing!
AND ANOTHER THING: Catholic Manhattan blogger Andrew the Sinner offers hauntingly gorgeous photos of the grotto behind the altar of the Church of Notre Dame, parish church of Columbia University, where I was confirmed in 2006.
I don't know Andrew personally (as far as I know), but in reading his Notre Dame entry (which mentions he is or was preparing for confirmation) and his latest, methinks a Memorare or other prayer for his intentions would be in order.