New Year’s Day angel babies

Sculptures of angels, cherubs, and babies adorn lots of New York City houses and buildings. These two decorate a mansion on Riverside Drive in the 100s:











Two more little ones stand guard at the Stuyvesant Polyclinic—formerly the German Dispensary—on Second Avenue and Ninth Street. They’ve been there since 1884.


An angel in the South Bronx, offering comfort above a tenement doorway:


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