Fort Gansevoort

In front of the door is a triangle in the road that marks the site of an old Native American “castle”, so called because there was a wall around it. The door is at 5 Ninth Avenue, NYC.

A little history: Fort Gansevoort early 19c. and before that Native Americans lived there.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors March 8, 2018

Fort Gansevoort, 5 9th Ave, NYC 3/3/2018
Fort Ganseevoort
Fort Gansevoort, 5 9th Ave, NYC 3/3/2018
5 Ninth Avenue 3/3/2018


The Ansonia, designed by noted architect Paul Duboy, opened in 1904 as a luxury hotel stretching along Broadway between 73rd and 74th streets. By the 1970s it was converted into rental apartments and it is now a designated Landmark on the Upper West Side.

A nice article with pictures is at

For Norm’s Thursday Doors 3/1/2018


Jefferson Market Library

The charming Jefferson Market Library has lots of interesting history. For example, Stamford White’s murderer, Harry K. Thaw, was arraigned there.
Follow the links for the details.

The Victorian Gothic style building was designed by architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also helped design Central Park). It was erected (along with an adjacent prison and market) during the years 1875 to 1877.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors on February 22, 2018

More like a church than a court house
Lovely place to sit and read
Spiral stairs and door to the cellar
Spiral stairs and stained glass window
Jefferson Market Garden with the library in the rear
The back of the Jefferson Market Library

Shot with Samsung Galaxy 8+, edited in Lightroom and OnOne.

Alabama and Church

Built in 1903, The Alabama at 15 E 11 Street in NYC consists of 9 floors, made up of 112 apartments.

Alabama, 15 E 11 Street 1/22/2018
Alabama, 15 E 11 Street 1/22/2018

First Presbeterian Church, 1845 on 5th Avenue between and 11th and 12th Streets.

First Presbeterian, NYC 1/22/2018
First Presbeterian, NYC 1/22/2018
First Presbeterian, NYC 1/22/2018
First Presbeterian, NYC 1/22/2018

For Norm’s Thursday Doors 1/25/2018