Doors of Manhattan


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Church of the Holy Trinity, Upper East Side




  • Upper East Side




  • Yorkville




  • West 40th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues




  • Immanuel Luthern Church, Upper East Side




  • Meatpacking District




“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else,” the playwright Tom Stoppard once wrote.

I've always thought the same thing about doors. They're mysterious; they hold promise of adventures, and secrets. I can't help but wonder what's happening behind them; or what world will emerge if I opened them. I guess you could say I have a thing for doors. Especially red ones. I first noticed my obsession when I visited the Greek island of Santorini years ago. As I gazed at the hilltop village of Oia and its sea of white houses, I noticed a bright red door on a house at the top of the hill across from our terrace. I couldn't get enough of that door.

In my 25-plus years as a journalist, I've never taken photographs professionally — I teach journalism to graduate students at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism — but I've been taking photos of doors ever since that red door caught my eye. A sampling of the doors of Manhattan.


Click here to download your free poster of Doors of Manhattan




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments



MUST READ NEWS

The NYPD’s CompStat at 25

The groundbreaking crime analysis tool, which changed the way policing works in the city, continues to play a central role in keeping New Yorkers safe


Read more »
Image

Little Italy’s first family of food

A decade into their second century sharing Italian culture and cuisine with New Yorkers, the Di Palos are opening a new market, conceived as a complete experience.


Read more »
Image

After the churches close

What’s next? At Cooper Union, East Village residents and activists discuss the sale of religious buildings


Read more »
Image



VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Neighborhood Newsletters





MOST READ

Local News
Stop Big Tobacco’s kids menu
  • May 13, 2019
Local News
Sleepover at the Supreme Court
  • May 20, 2019
Local News
So you want to be a rock and roll star
  • May 20, 2019
Local News
Drawing board
  • May 17, 2019
Local News
Goats coming to Riverside Park
  • May 13, 2019

MOST COMMENTED