Some of the things I particularly enjoy about Amsterdam’s urban landscape are the multifarious beasties that can be found adorning many of the buildings and canal bridges (some can be found here). So I was very happy to find a similarly vast, varied and handsome menagerie in ‘New Amsterdam‘…

approximate locations/descriptions, from top to bottom:
deco owl, detail on elaborate nickel silver & bronze entrance to 20 Exchange Place (1930-31), Lower Manhattan | exceedingly handsome lion (‘Patience‘), guarding the staircase of the main branch entrance, New York Public Library (1902-11), Fifth Avenue | sea creatures, detail of bronze frieze (‘Evolution’), Chanin Building (1929), at Lexington Avenue & 42nd Street | fierce wolf, 20 Exchange Place | Pegasus, Rockefeller Centre (1930-39), Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas | sleeping greyhound, Green-Wood Cemetery (est. 1838), Brooklyn | ducks in flight, detail of bronze frieze, Chanin Building | griffins, Guardian Angel Church (1930’s), Tenth Avenue at West 21st Street, Chelsea | squirrel weathervane, near Washington Square, Greenwich Village | sole, detail of bronze frieze, Chanin Building | steer skull, Engineers’/Runners’ Gate, Central Park | nouveau peacocks, Brooklyn Heights | sad lion, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn | ocean faring beasties, Williamsburgh Savings Bank building (1927), 74 Wall Street at Pearl Street, Lower Manhattan | gargoyle, Broome Street, SoHo & ram, West 23rd Street, Chelsea