Posts Tagged ‘historic firehouses New York City’

A few of New York’s spookiest Gothic roofs

October 2, 2010

As anyone who has ever walked the streets looking up knows, New York has no shortage of buildings topped off by ornate, Gothic-inspired, creeptastic roofs. 

I don’t think either of the two structures below are actually haunted. But hey, who knows—they sure give off an Addams Family–esque vibe.

This incredible building on Amsterdam Avenue and 103rd Street is the home of Hostelling International New York.

A dorm-style room under that turreted roof will run you just $39 a night.

Built in 1896, this French Renaissance–style fire house on Lafayette Street was once Engine Company 31. The FDNY moved out in the 1970s. Today, it houses a television studio.