Only in Print: Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich Serves Up Advice, Life Story at Bayside Parish

The sign outside Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in Bayside simply promoted a fundraiser on Feb. 27 with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. But the three-hour event turned into a fan fest with Bastianich dishing out food, recipes and her life story, while 215 attendees savored the opportunity to get close to her, ask questions and have a photo taken with her.

‘Arcángel’ in Brooklyn

Cándido Arcángel opens the basement of his shop to homeless men so that they will have a warm and safe place to sleep at night. He is a Catholic from the Dominican Republic who attends Mass at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Borough Park.

Leo House: One of Many ‘Christians Inns’ Around the World

Tucked away on West 23rd Street in Manhattan is a guesthouse that offers Mass at 7 a.m. and a rosary group at 3 p.m. on most days. The Leo House is one of several Christian “hotels” in New York City. Michael Coneys, its president, said the guesthouse gets about 40,000 customers a year from tourists to business travelers to those visiting sick friends or family.