Photo by myself around 77th Street and West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side.
Just a snapshot from West End Avenue. Tall, mostly pre-war apartment buildings line both sides of the street.
Like the buildings on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, almost all these apartment buildings have doormen. I've never seen a female doorman, by the way, so the term 'doorman' makes sense. Or you could call them 'porters'.
All the doormen I've met are super nice. They are helpful and genuinely caring people. They say hello to everybody coming and going. They know all the kids and all the dogs. At one building I watched a doorman carry an elderly woman down a short flight of stairs, because she was having trouble walking.
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