Jefferson Market Library

The charming Jefferson Market Library has lots of interesting history. For example, Stamford White’s murderer, Harry K. Thaw, was arraigned there.
http://westviewnews.org/2014/12/the-jefferson-market-librarys-fascinating-history/
Follow the links for the details.

The Victorian Gothic style building was designed by architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also helped design Central Park). It was erected (along with an adjacent prison and market) during the years 1875 to 1877.
https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/jefferson-market

For Norm’s Thursday Doors on February 22, 2018

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Doorway
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More like a church than a court house
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Lovely place to sit and read
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Spiral stairs and door to the cellar
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Spiral stairs and stained glass window
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Jefferson Market Garden with the library in the rear
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The back of the Jefferson Market Library

Shot with Samsung Galaxy 8+, edited in Lightroom and OnOne.

Birding Central Park in February

We went to Central Park on Saturday 2/12/2018 to do a bit of bird watching. We joined a group of friends on a Linnaean Society of New York birding trip. The highlights were a a Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawk. It was a mild, gray, wet day. We saw 33 species of birds.

Turtle Pond, Central Park 2/10/2018
Turtle Pond, Central Park 2/10/2018

Marc took some arty shots with his cell phone.