Nobody Decorates Buildings Like This Anymore

I love looking up and finding gargoyles and faces and other figures that grace older buildings. This is a figure on a building I always pass by on my way to the library. He looks so sad. In fact, it looks like he might be sobbing. Also, that position is a little obscene.

Statue, 40th Street, New York City

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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