While Brooklyn is known for its iconic brownstones, with their attractive doors, the Bronx is much more a place of apartment houses, like the pre-war buildings we previously featured. Many have eye-catching entryways that involve more than just doors.
In the spirit of the late Joseph Lee Sweeney, who made the original doors of Brooklyn poster in 2004, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite Bronx apartment building entryways, which we present here. Think we missed a truly interesting or beautiful entryway or door, in the Bronx, or anywhere else for that matter? Let us know in the comments or Tweet a photo @untappedcities or #untappedcities.
As apartment buildings were constructed on and around Pelham Parkway in the North Bronx during the 1920s and 30s, it seems the architects and builders were trying to one up each other with distinctive building entries. This is one of several we found in the area, which has a number of Gothic and Tudor style buildings.
The parkway is known officially as the Bronx and Pelham Parkway. As the name suggests, this wide boulevard was built to link Bronx Park, home of the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden, to Pelham Bay Park, which is the largest municipal park in New York City.