Bank, W 16 & more Doors

I took these during a walk before we both started to feel ill. We have a possible mild form of the virus or flu and the doctor we video conferenced with said to stay home and wait it out.

Our family went to the Margeret Sanger Clinic many years ago.

The Guradian Angel Church is on Hudson Street. I was intrigued to see that the Seminary has its own manhole cover.

Chinatown to GV Walk

On Tuesday I took a long quiet walk from Chinatown to Greenwich Village (home).

On Doyers Street in Chinatown, which is all boarded up, there was a hearse at the end leading a funeral procession.

I sat on a stoop to eat my lunch on Mercer Street. I saw a handful of people on my walk and we all stayed far from each other. I took a few photos of shop windows that I liked.

Downing and Morton Streets are in the Village. I was sad to see this poor plane tree so mistreated. The fence is embedded in its bark on all four sides.

Midtown Doors

We needed to take care of dental and prescription tasks so walked up to the Midtown area on March 16th.

The history of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration on 29th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues is fascinating. “The rector of the nearby Church of the Atonement, which is no longer extant, refused to conduct funeral services for an actor named George Holland, suggesting, “I believe there is a little church around the corner where they do that sort of thing.” Joseph Jefferson, a fellow actor who was trying to arrange Holland’s burial, exclaimed, “If that be so, God bless the little church around the corner!” and the church began a longstanding association with the theater.” It is still known and the little church around the corner. The Neo-Gothic style church was built in 1849.

The second church is Calvary Church at 277 Park Avenue South between 21-22 Street. “The Calvary Church parish was founded in 1832, and initially used a wooden-frame church on what was then Fourth Avenue – which has since become Park Avenue – uptown of its current site. That building was moved to the current location in 1842, and the new Renwick-designed Gothic Revival sanctuary was completed in 1848. Renwick patterned Calvary after twin-towered French cathedrals, but, unlike Grace Church, Calvary was constructed of brownstone. The church’s two wooden spires were removed in September 1860 when they became unstable; the octagonal bases remained but eventually deteriorated and were removed in 1929.” I recommend following the link to see the pictures on Wikipedia.