Gay Street

A few doors on Gay Street in Greenwich Village.

For Thursday Doors on 2/17/2022.

21 thoughts on “Gay Street

  1. Dan Antion 2022-02-17 / 9:25 am

    These are great doors. I love the transom windows and the paneled ceiling of the transom space in the first two doors. That’s the attention to detail you would never see in a modern building. I share your concern about modern impact on the last two doors. I hope they understand what they have before the go crazy trying to “improve” it.


    • Sherry Felix 2022-02-17 / 9:44 am

      Thanks Dan. I like to watch this show about restorers in Massachusetts who do it right. It is an art. Restoration done badly is an eyesore and destroys history. I’ll keep an eye on this job.
      In NYC they often gut the insides and only leave the shell.

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  2. Barbara Bryan 2022-02-17 / 9:23 am

    In the first photo you refer to the door but the shutters really demand center stage!


  3. Brenda's Thoughts 2022-02-17 / 8:52 am

    Nice door but I love the shutters. The last two are my favorites because they are well-worn!


    • Sherry Felix 2022-02-17 / 9:08 am

      I like the older looking ones too. I am concerned that the renovations may make them look too new.


  4. shoreacres 2022-02-17 / 7:30 am

    I’m curious about the patches of rusty color amid the cream in the bottom photo. I wondered if there might have been historic plaques there, but if they’d been removed for painting, the cream color would have been uniform. The edges of the ‘patches’ are so clean there has to be some reason for them; I just can’t imagine what it might be.


    • shoreacres 2022-02-17 / 7:31 am

      Hmm… Maybe the rust is going to be the new color, and those are “let’s try this out” swatches.


    • Sherry Felix 2022-02-17 / 8:25 am

      It looked strange to me too. The bricks are unpainted there. Might have been cleaned to show the condition of the bricks. It’s a puzzle. There are no holes for nails for old signs. It will look better if they strip the paint off the buildings.

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  5. Eunice 2022-02-17 / 6:51 am

    I like Georgian house frontages and doors, the bottom two look a bit of a mess but I love No. 12, it’s lovely 🙂


    • Sherry Felix 2022-02-17 / 8:26 am

      It is in the process of renovation. I hope they keep the old doors.


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