Wanted to share some really neat details I noticed while scouting in Chelsea the other day. This building, at the corner of 23rd & Ninth, is known as London Terrace Gardens and actually stretches all the way to 10th Ave. When it was built in 1931, it was considered the largest apartment building in the world.
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Next time you’re heading over the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn, either driving or on the pedestrian walkway, be sure to check out the public school on the south side. PS 110 (the Florence Nightingale school) has one of my favorite school adornments in the city…
…a roof covered in owls!
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I really dig the motif on this building, The Umbria, at 82nd St and West End Ave…
…which I choose to describe as Evil Jester design.
I like how the crooked nose sticks way out, and how it feels like . . .
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I was scouting around the West 70′s over by Riverside Drive when I saw this really, really interesting building ornamented in an incredible dragon motif (map link):
It’s literally covered in dragons, starting with these lining the balcony, each with its own shield:
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I’ve been scouting for something around Times Square/Hell’s Kitchen over the last week (as evidenced by some of my recent posts), and I noticed this great building on 9th Ave between 52nd and 53rd.
Above each window on the second and third floor are these awesome busts of…well, I’m not really . . .
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It’s funny how you stumble on interesting bits in the unlikeliest of places. I was scouting Broadway in Brooklyn, which runs underneath the elevated JMZ train and is basically a series of greasy restaurants, dollar stores, and bodegas.
If you look closely, partially covered up by the 99¢ store . . .
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