Thursday Doors – Around Brooklyn

Entrance to an apartment building
The closeup to this is that one above.

I went walking in Brooklyn Heights. Didn’t stay as long as I’d hoped to because it was a chilly day. My favorite this week is #3 & #4.

This is the back side of these two buildings
And this is their view! ( Off the Brooklyn Heights Promenade..forgot to mention that earlier)
These last two is inside St Ann’s Church on Montague St. Well, some of it is on Montague
These two are of the outside

.These last four are inside/outside the now Chase Bank at 101 Court St. The Brooklyn Trust Company was it’s original name,  built in 1916. To read more on this go here.

I thought it might have been a mansion at another time.

For Thursday Doors over at No Facilities with Dan. To participate or just look go here.



19 responses to “Thursday Doors – Around Brooklyn

  1. So many lovely doors, Pat. When I saw the picture you included of their view, I realized where you were. I visited the Prominade with our daughter and a friend of hers, many years ago. There were condos/apartments under construction, perhaps renovation at the time, and we were amazed by what would soon be their view. St Annโ€™s church is a remarkable building, as is the bank. I can picture a long line of teller windows on the right side of that room.


    • You’re right about the tellers. But I was so taken that I was just looking up! And taking pictures. Then it dawned on me that standing in the middle of a bank taking pictures is probably not such a good idea, so I left.
      The view from the promenade is amazing, especially at night. I’ve watched 4th July fireworks from there before. That whole area is a jewel. There are gardens that run right alongside the promenade too. Seems like they’re tended by people in the community. It was a good day๐Ÿ™‚


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  2. There’s a bank very much like that near 72nd street. I think it’s apartments now, but I’ll have to down and look more closely.
    I like especially the door in the 5th and 6th photos and the rounded bay windows. (K)

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    • Apparently this bank building is associated with apartments. Seems they are set behind it. Glad they didn’t wreck it to accomplish that.
      I always liked the nooks that those rounded windows provide.
      Thanks for stopping by (K)


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  3. The first door got me. I can smell the landlord, โ€˜Poppaโ€™, cleaning and staining a door like that to our apartment building in Astoria. An old tenement, the wooden front door was first burned and cleaned with an old fashion brass blowtorch.

    Strange to have seen that photo and remembered everything so vividly. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Long way from Charleston, South Carolina.


      • I was probably young and standing on the stoop (something else from the past) watching mesmerized ๐Ÿ˜‚. Neighborhoods in NYC were like small towns then. Actually the very first people to welcome me back from Vietnam were Momma and Poppa the landlords, sittings and waiting on the stoop. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

        Yes, photos will pull you in. ๐Ÿ‘. I always enjoy your Thursdays Doors.


      • You are right about neighborhoods being like small towns. Only now, some are quieter than others. This area, Brooklyn Heights, has the feel of a well heeled village ๐Ÿ™‚. A lovely place to visit.

        Thanks for the visit.


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