Directly across from city hall is a grand Masonic Temple. Even today, they project an atmosphere of mystery.
There is a old German Catholic Holy Trinity Church.
Nearby is a Jewish synagogue.
There is a First Reformed Church that publicly proclaims diversity. They have a nativity scene set up in the courtyard, with real goats and a donkey.
In China Town, a Chinese Society sits on top of a Vietnamese-Thai restaurant.
China Town also offers a Philadelphia to New York City bus service at the cost of a hamburger. An American friend says he takes theses buses regularly.
Inspite of her many faults, American does accommodate much diversity. The same cannot be said of many other countries.