The block is still lined with fur warehouses and fur showrooms, though slowly their numbers are dwindling.
It’s easy to walk down the street and totally miss what seems to be a Gothic ode to the fur industry in the middle of the block, at number 214.
This creepy character above looks like he’s massaging a beaver—or examining a beaver pelt?
The second one is more of a mystery. He appears to be holding a squirrel, letting it chew his finger. Is it kind of a last meal before the squirrel gets made into a coat?
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