Last week’s day-trip to New York City was a short (as many hours on the train as on the ground) but jam-packed adventure. I had my trusty point-and-shoot camera with me, but I think all of todays doors were taken with my phone. We were on the move, and Dim Sum, Pastrami and beer were waiting. As you would expect, I have a big bunch of door photos, but I’m going to spread them over a few posts.
I don’t know much about these doors. In fact, I’d be hard-pressed to tell you where we were half the time. I am very familiar with Manhattan from about 30th St. north. However, once you get below 30th, I start to lose my bearings. One exception is Strand Bookstore (18 miles of used books) which is on 12th and Broadway.
The trains heading south out of Penn Station run along 7th and 8th Avenues. The first three stops are 23rd, 14th and 4th. That’s where I cease to be comfortable. Not only are the non-numbered streets hard to figure out, they travel and intersect at odd angles.
Fortunately, my friend is at home in the narrow, twisting, angled streets of The Bowery and Chinatown. That gave me the freedom to check out doors instead of street signs. Look closely, you might find a selfie (doorfie??) or two in the reflections.
Thursday Doors is the weekly adventure in architectural appreciation fostered by Norm Frampton. Each Thursday, Norm publishes a collection of his favorite doors, and plays host to other such collections from Lower Manhattan and all points east, west, north and south. If you want to see this week’s doors or contribute a door or a collection of your own doors, take the E-Train to Penn Station and then take AMTRAK’s Adirondack train, which goes to Montreal. Or click on this link.