Posts Tagged ‘New York City horses’

The horse heads left behind on old stables

November 4, 2009

Regal horse head statues like these still dot old buildings in every borough in the city, and it’s kind of a thrill to be out on a walk and discover new ones right in your own neighborhood.

They’re stately reminders that New York City was built on the backs of horses. Almost every block had stables where working horses were fed and allowed to rest.


This one above is affixed to an old stable on a side street in Clinton Hill.

An entirely different horse head watches over a building off Madison Street on the Lower East Side.