A Closer Look at the PS 110 Owls

A few weeks ago, I wrote about PS 110, an elementary school located just south of the Williamsburg Bridge…

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…whose roof is lined with a number of really great stone owls (a parliament of owls, to use the correct phrasing!).

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I notice the owls every time I cross the Williamsburg Bridge, and I mentioned in the post that I’d love to take a look at them up close. As it happens, the principal of the school saw my post and generously invited me to visit the roof. I took a ton of pictures – the following are my favorites. For anyone who’s ever wondered about the PS 110 owls…Enjoy!

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PS 110 also has some great views of the Williamsburg Bridge, and for any production or shoot interested, I’m sure the principal would consider proposals.

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Finally, looking back at the three usual vantage points I have of the owls (driving, biking, subway):

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  1. Beautiful pictures, I was a student at PS 110 and never realized there were owls perched atop the roof. I have so many great memories that I cherish from those years. I am glad you had the opportunity to visit and explore inside. Last time I visited I was turned away. Too bad they don’t extend the same courtesies to alumni.

  2. Hey, great site!

    I’ve noticed this building too every time I’ve walked to Brooklyn over the Williamsburg. But I was never able to draw my attention away from the single tiny northbound window (see the first pic) long enough to notice the owls. Principal’s private bathroom, perhaps?


  3. Wow, awesome stuff.I lived in Brooklyn until about ’92 (age 9)..I went to PS 110..I’ve tried looking for kids i went to school with, but it’s tough when you don’t remember anyones last names..I’m glad i stumbled upon this site tonight!

  4. @ chris pollack theres a page on fb and theres alot of ppl on it from those times i kinda remeber your name but im not sure i vaguely remember ps 110 but i think i graduated around that time

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