Two W4th Street Doors

Classic doors with stoops (from the Dutch word stoep) or stairs. In New York many still call them stoops. When the Dutch colonists settled in New York in the 1600s they added this style of stairs to rows of apartments called tenements and brownstones. The second photograph has the now closed historic Fedora Restaurant in the basement.

For Thursday Doors hosted by Dan: Thirsty Pagan Doors – No Facilities

20 thoughts on “Two W4th Street Doors

  1. sustainabilitea 2021-09-16 / 4:39 pm

    With a little love, the first door could go from shabby chic to chic. 🙂 I’ve heard of stoops, although we didn’t call them that in the Midwest and in Arizona, no one has them, whatever they’re called. Different housing styles. 🙂



    • Sherry Felix 2021-09-17 / 5:27 pm

      I suspect that the Dutch developed the style to prevent their homes in Holland from being flooded.

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  2. Emille 2021-09-16 / 12:55 pm

    Like the first well worn door:) Surprised you know the word stoep – do you know more Dutch words? (Don’t know if you remember Dutch is my first language:)) As always great images:)
    Emille (Jesh)


      • Emille 2021-09-17 / 11:04 pm

        Sherry, thank you for the link! It was fun to see how many Dutch towns/cities are represented in N.Y. It was also amazing to see that old map of Holland. It’s eye opening how half – and busiest parts of Holland now, were still part of the North Sea:)


        • Sherry Felix 2021-09-18 / 6:44 am

          I enjoyed learning a bit more about Holland’s land reclamation. Cool stuff. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you have a nice weekend.


          • Emille 2021-09-18 / 1:24 pm

            Oh, one thing, since you’re a whizz at the computer – I went back to Windows (smile) – how do I hide the icon of the bell top right of my blog? I looked on-line but it did not give me a specific answer for that icon…Whenever convenient, and thank you in advance! Have an enjoyable weekend too. Emille (Jesh)

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            • Sherry Felix 2021-09-18 / 6:21 pm

              Only people who are logged in in as WordPress users see the bell. That is where you get notifications when people you follow post. You may select to get email notifications as well or select only to see the posts in the reader and notification panel (bell). The bell is tied to your account. Hope that helps.


            • Emille 2021-09-20 / 6:37 am

              Are you saying in other words that the bell cannot be hidden? My reason for wanting this is, because the comments underneath the bell do not always show up in the comment section for me to reply to ….


            • Sherry Felix 2021-09-20 / 5:47 pm

              If you don’t login or if you view your page on someone else’s computer you won’t see the bell. You will have to ask WP tech support if it is possible to turn it off while you are logged in. I don’t think you can.


            • Emille 2021-09-21 / 12:16 pm

              many thanks Sherry for taking the time. Enjoy Tuesday! Emille (Jesh)


  3. shoreacres 2021-09-16 / 9:49 am

    I grew up knowing and using the word ‘stoop,’ too. That was in Iowa, and I wonder now if the Dutch influence there was responsible. We were only 30 miles from a town named Pella that’s well-known for its Dutch heritage: it has a windmill, canals, Dutch bakeries, and a tulip time festival. Our high school band used to march in their parade — wearing wooden shoes!


    • Sherry Felix 2021-09-17 / 5:34 pm

      I bet you are right about the word stoop. That is cool. I wonder if the Dutch liked Iowa because it is flat. 🙂


  4. Dan Antion 2021-09-16 / 7:23 am

    I like how, although basically the same style, these buildings have unique features. I love the entrance around the second door. Sad about the restaurant closing. It was always fun eating in places like that.


  5. Teresa 2021-09-16 / 5:57 am

    I like your doors especially the second one because it looks more inviting because of the plants.

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