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.
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.