Thursday Doors–Walk to Javits

Church

Always a good source for doors.

Last week, I was in New York for a company meeting. Since we were going down on Wednesday for dinner, I decided to go a few hours early, to visit the exhibit hall of a conference being held at the Javits Center. It had been raining earlier in the day, but by the time we got to our hotel, the rain had stopped, leaving a dull gray overcast day behind. I love to walk, so I decided to walk from our hotel on Lexington Ave. to the Javits. Always thinking about Thursday Doors, (I mean, that’s what we do isn’t it?) I thought I would just snap pictures of the doors I spied along the way.

New York is always changing. Buildings, including their doors, are being built, being torn down, being renovated, being cleaned, being ignored and being visited. The other thing about New York, is no one seems to care if you stop to take a picture of a door. Even a crummy door. They probably just looked at me taking a picture of a service entrance and thought “tourist.” Yeah, I know, it’s New York, there was probably an expletive before the word “tourist” but I can handle it.

So, I didn’t go out of my way to get the perfect door photos. What you see in the gallery is pretty much what I saw as I weaved my way from 50th and Lexington to 38th and 10th Avenue.

I continued to take photos after leaving the Javits Center, but I’ll share those doors another day. Today, let’s just take a walk. Most of the doors are described in the gallery, but I have to point out one. The door inside the Javits Center, where they are building a Starbucks made me think of this scene from a Simpson’s episode. Take a look, I think you will understand.

As always on Thursday, this post is part of Norm Frampton’s fun series called Thursday Doors. You can see all the doors being shared this week visiting Norm’s page and heading over to the linky thing. I usually add that in this post after I find it. You can also add your own door, and Norm makes it easy ‘cuz you can add Thursday Doors up until noon on Saturday.

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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73 Responses to Thursday Doors–Walk to Javits

  1. Woah! Spectacular… I like that you included the little portal — A portal is a door without doors… Have a thriving Thursday, Dan. Hugs!

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Now that you mention it, NY does have quite a few unique doors (pretty good with windows too). Thanks for the reminders, Dan.

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  3. Nice walk and door tour. I haven’t been to NYC in a couple of years so thanks for the trip. :-)

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  4. prior2001 says:

    I really like the uniqueness and all the extras with some of the doors – and I ESPECIALLY like the one with the trash bags, pole, and white sky – those extras whisper things about that place – and sigh, sigh – we were supposed to go to New York this month and had to postpone cos of the flu! But it all turned out well and anyhow – a little trip to NYC was a gift this morning – so thx dan. One last thing – that candy store looks pretty amazing with the artsy signs – but have you ever been to the best chocolate place in NYC- Max Brenner’s – ? Mmmmm –

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks! Yeah, the extras are interesting and they clearly let you know that you’re in New York. I have not been to Max Brenner’s. I’m adding it to the list. I hope you get past dealing with the flu and make it there.

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      • prior2001 says:

        Well the flu ended – but now have to wait to reschedule – but it is close enough to go last minute (6 hours is kinda close) anyhow – such a great variety of doors and NYC life

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  5. What a great variety of doors this morning, Dan! Big cities are full of interesting doors. I’m glad I can visit them via the photographers in this challenge. :-)

    janet

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Looks like you had a field day Dan. Great selection. The theatre one is my fave, but then my wife would tell you I’ve always been easily distracted by bright lights and shiny objects ;-)

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  7. marianallen says:

    Great gallery! I love the doors of New York — but then, I love SO MUCH about New York! Wonderful variety in your shots. I’m looking forward to those future posts. :)

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  8. Love doors. I’ve always wanted to do a series of bar doors in daylight. Now I have to look for my door photos so I can play too!!

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  9. I love the Holy Cross Church door photo the most, and what it says about the baristas is terrible :p

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  10. joey says:

    Lovely lil tour, thanks. I’d take a picture of the glass portal, too. It’s neat! I also really like that tiny church place with the unfortunate trash bags at the curb.
    Hush up about the Starbucks, what the world needs is another Starbucks, but within walking distance to my house! lol

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks (for everything but the Starbucks endorsement) Joey. I really liked that little building next to the church. I wish I knew more about it. Maybe next time. I love that little portal. When I first took my daughter to NY, we walked through there. It was very cool to find that in the middle of all that activity.

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  11. bikerchick57 says:

    I find the renovated theater and square church doors the most intriguing. I would want to walk through those doors and check out the inside. As for the Hershey doors, I would need to walk by…very fast…nothing to see here…

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    • Dan Antion says:

      You can get into serious trouble in that Hershey store. I snapped the picture and moved on. The churches were beautiful but behind locked gates :( The theater did not seem to be open yet when I walked by. I did see a guy trying to get in. I would love to go inside them, take 20 more pictures and have a separate post just for that .

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  12. Paul says:

    Nice round-up of doors, Dan! And for a change, I’ve actually seen one of the ones you photographed in person (the church at the top, and yes, I took a pic too, tourist label be damned). What I enjoyed most about this post was the variety and how all of it was obtainable in one walk in NYC. It’s like the populace in door form, you know? And hey, Joey is right — I’m sipping SB coffee as we speak, so I can’t join the chorus against it!

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  13. Beautiful Dan. I used to spend time walking New York when I had business there. Takes me back.

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  14. Sammy D. says:

    Great walk, Dan; thanks for dragging me along even though you know I hate those gray, dreary days!

    Seeing the garbage bags in that photo is iconic New York for me. ‘My’ New York was the days when Times Square was gritty with ‘adult’ shows and their sidewalk hawkers next to marquee theaters; when union garbage strikes meant pedestrians had nowhere to walk and the stench of human trash fouled the air; when a turn down the wrong block brought you face to face with a ‘gun interaction’ (Yup!). Then Guliani brought law and order to the streets, and developers turned Times Square into … not what it was in the good old days. So I loved seeing those few garbage bags; it wouldn’t have been ‘my’ New York without them 😊

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  15. jan says:

    There are certainly a lot of doors in NYC! I’m amazed you were able to get these pics without hundreds of pedestrians!

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  16. Wow, so many doors, each with their own uniqueness, Dan. I was in New York a year ago and only wish I had taken some photos of doors while I was there. Only problem was it was freezing cold and I dare not take my gloves off!

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  17. Wendy Brydge says:

    The featured doors are just beautiful, Dan! But the theatre doors are my favourite this week. The architectural detailing around them, the lights, the wood….. SO nice!

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Wendy. I’m guessing that you’re imagining a lobby foll of classic posters too ;) Those are beautiful doors. I really like the little building next to the church (the one witht the trash bags).

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  18. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Wow! Another phenomenal post on doors, Dan. And what is this thing about Starbucks I ask you? I don’t get it. Do you? I really loved and enjoyed this post as I walked with you in New York. I’ve only been to New York City twice in my life, once as a baby which I do not have any recollection of, and at another time of my life which was not so shall I say, a good memory?
    Loved all the information and the bio and the history you always seem to weave into your door series. Thank you, my friend, for sharing this post with us today. I hope you a really good day!

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  19. Great images and New York story Dan. I love the link to the Simpsons, nice touch and very true. There aren’t that many Starbucks in Ireland but give it time…….

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  20. reocochran says:

    My favorite door presentation was the gorgeous old church. Then the other one which was remarkable was the Holy Cross Church. Loved this entire post, Dan. So glad to have shared a walk and seen the NY sights. :)

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  21. loisajay says:

    Being a product of 12 years of Catholic schools, I totally cracked up at the Holy Cross doors. We had segregated classes in ‘middle school’ because, you know, that’s when things start to happen. Oh, the nightmares….I mean memories! :D The Lyric Theatre doors are wonderful! Great post, Dan.

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  22. I disagree, Dan… The world will be a happier place with another Starbucks! :)

    I, too, really liked the waterfall portal. So cool! They boys and girls entrances were also quite interesting and I’d love to go to that chocolate candy place!! It looks amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing! Glad you had a nice time during your visit.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Krissi – You can have a Starbucks where you are, that’s fine by me. The Hershey store is a great experience, but you have to be ready to lug the candy you buy all over New York. I’m glad you enjoyed the walk.

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  23. I was in NYC too! Arrived on Friday evening and left on Tuesday morning. I love that city so much, my favorite! Great to look at all your photos.

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  24. Is there anything you can’t do? Honestly! Have pity on the rest of us mere mortals. Taking excellent pics, writing, woodworking, techy, beer connoisseur and conversationalist. I am glad to call you a friend.

    Fondly,
    Elizabeth

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  25. I love the ‘portal’! Thanks for these glimpses into your country, Dan. With all the nonsense going on in the world, it is so calming to find a post about doors, and watch door pictures.

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  26. Great shots, Dan! I need a day to wander in NYC soon! Love the Starbucks video too – ain’t that the truth?!

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  27. The church at the top of the post is really great. I love the look with the flower shaped stained glass over the entry doors. An urban park is a great idea too. I commented on some of the other photos individually. :)

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  28. You are so right about NYC being under constant changes. And it’s great, especially for a post about doors, right? Amazing this palette. The countless churches in NYC offer many opportunities, even for no religious people. I also love the small doors tucked under stairs. London, Boston and Montreal have quite a few too. So unlike French door. By the way the windows/doors that we call French doors here have a very different name there. Great photos, as always.

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  30. St. Patricks is just so beautiful – enjoy seeing it on my infrequent jaunts to NYC, especially at the holidays! I always pop inside to see the interior as well.

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