NY- The Chicken Soup Story- Gargoyles on West 110th

NY- The Chicken Soup Story- Gargoyles on West 110th

The builder of the Apartments at 527 West 110th street adorned the exterior with gargoyles depicting the Story Of Chicken Soup. If you look closely you can see one has the recipe, one the bowl, another the chicken, while a fourth enjoys the soup. It is pretty clever.

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street

NY- Chicken Soup Story apartments at west 527 110th Street


5 Comments, Comment

  1. maggie

    1

    your pictures are really good!

    31 Oct
  2. 2

    I have lived here in this neighborhood for 46 years and I did not know this. I am ashamed.

    01 Nov
  3. 3

    I didn’t know it either. When I was shooting these pictures a sweet little old lady tugged on my sleeve and told me the whole tale. She said her father would tell her the story every time they walked by and that in those days everyone new what they were.

    02 Nov
  4. 4

    Thank you for these *wonderful* photos! I’ve linked to them from my LJ memoir of living in that building
    http://ellen-kushner.livejournal.com/228359.html
    inspired by the NYTimes’ recent feature about it
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/realestate/18scapes.html#

    They didn’t even track down the chicken soup story! Good for you. Keep on doin’
    e

    LOL!!!

    That is the same thing I thought when I read the piece in the ny times. They seemed to have tracked down the quarry that produced the stones for the building but missed the real story.

    Thanks for your nice comments,

    Chris

    19 Jan
  5. 5

    Les amis, si vous faites une fête improvisée et avez besoin d’un service de livraison d’alcool à domicile super rapide : livraison d’alcool à domicile sur paris et banlieue

    07 Feb

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