The enchanting angel of East 14th Street

It’s hard to see her among the decorative elements at the top of this tenement building on the north side of the street, especially when you’re hurrying by on a sunny summer afternoon.

But here she’s been for probably over a century now, making gritty East 14th Street around Second Avenue a little bit lovelier.

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4 Responses to “The enchanting angel of East 14th Street”

  1. Josie Says:

    Good find. Lovely angel. The building is located closer to Third Avenue than to Second Avenue.

  2. Jason Says:

    Just saw that this weekend — looks like the angel straddles two buildings, and the buildings must have different owners, and they can’t come to an agreement on the paint scheme. Hence the half-red half-greyish angel.

    What’s with the advertisement nearby, the “HTML meets DNA” one? I think that’s been there for a long time, 10 years or more. It seems to be partially covered by the building next door, but that building appears to be more than 10 years old. Odd…

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