Posts Tagged ‘art on buildings’

The seahorses of a 57th Street apartment house

January 9, 2013

SeahorsecloseupNew York apartment buildings are decorated with all kinds of interesting creatures. Over the years I’ve seen birds, horses, elephants, even the heads of sheep.

But I’ve never spotted a seahorse, until recently.

This luxury apartment building at 340 East 57th Street features an enchanting row of seahorse bas reliefs. Maybe the developer made his fortune off the sea?


Who watches you on the streets of New York

March 4, 2009

Some faces are beautiful and angelic, like this one on a dingy storefront on West 14th Street:














Then there are the sad-eyed and frightful. This man stands watch outside a tenement in the East 70s: