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I've always liked this doorway. The mix of old and new, with a dash of urban grit, appeals to me.

This is a side entrance to the Hartford Building, which actually sits on Union Square West. As you can see from the date over the arch, it was built in 1895. It was originally the home of the Hartford Carpet Company, which had offices there from 1895-1914. Now this 17 story, Beaux Arts structure houses a mix of studios and architect offices.

It's nice to know that every time someone enters this shop for a falafel, they're walking through the same door that others did 122 years ago. The past meets the present all around Union Square, and that's one reason it's one of my favorite areas in Manhattan.

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Additional Photos by Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1584 W: 246 N: 2566] (10098)
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