Bleecker and Barrow Doors

A few doors on Bleecker, Grove and Barrow Streets in Greenwich Village. For Norm’s Thursday Doors, May 12.

The door to Ottomanelli’s butcher shop isn’t a great door, but the old time butcher shop is fabulous. We shop there often.

Ottomanelli ;amp; Sons, 285 Bleecker St. 11/22/2015
Ottomanelli & Sons, 285 Bleecker St. 11/22/2015

45 Grove Street was a one family mansion until the civil war. Then it was turned into a  rooming house, and another two stories were added. John Wilkes Booth came there and tried to talk another actor into joining his plot to abduct president Lincoln. During the Spanish American Wart it was a military hospital. After the turn of the century, John Read lived there. In 1923, Writer Hart Crane lived there.

45 Grove Street 11/22/2015
45 Grove Street 11/22/2015
41 Barrow Street 11/22/2015
41 Barrow Street 11/22/2015
68 Barrow Street 3/5/2016
68 Barrow Street 3/5/2016
63 Barrow Street 3/5/2016
63 Barrow Street 3/5/2016
63 Barrow Street 3/5/2016
Side view of 63 Barrow Street 3/5/2016

16 thoughts on “Bleecker and Barrow Doors

  1. CadyLuck Leedy 2016-05-12 / 9:06 am

    My favorite is 45 Bleecker St! Is it odd that the fire escape is on that side of the home on the next building?

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  2. Jet Eliot 2016-05-12 / 9:12 am

    I enjoyed this walk through Greenwich Village, the doors, the sidewalks, architecture, lifestyle. And your butcher shop is fantastic Sherry~~

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-12 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Jet. Unfortunately, bit by bit all the old stores are being replaced by boutiques and other expensive places. Ottomanelli’s is one of the last few holdouts.

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  3. Norm 2.0 2016-05-12 / 12:42 pm

    Some interesting history in this collection. My fave is the 68 Barrow because blue, and the obviously reworked brick tells of a place with an interesting past. 🙂

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  4. circadianreflections 2016-05-12 / 11:26 pm

    Another great selection of doors! I love the blue door on Barrow St. I’m so excited and hope I see some fantastic doors while in NYC next week. It will be my first trip there!

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  5. Dan Antion 2016-05-13 / 8:20 pm

    I like the blue door very much. The hardware store door is very inviting, too.

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      • Dan Antion 2016-05-14 / 6:30 am

        Oh, that must have been wishful thinking on my part. I thought the building behind the security gate was s hardware store. I guess I’ll pick up a few nice steaks 🙂

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