May turned out to be a busy little month with lots of flying and local goings-on. As a result, this week’s submission includes the last three weeks worth of the Faces of New York. The bulk of these are from Greenwich Village and the rest from SoHo. The ‘Village photos are from around the NYU campus, two of which (the medallions and the limestone grotesques) abut the east edge of Washington Square Park. The lions are on 14 West 4th Street, two blocks east of the park. Down in SoHo you’ll find the Stoic near Mercer at Houston, and finally the red sandstone grotesques, snakes, and gryphons are down at 284 Broome Street in SoHo. Trust me when I say, if you have a strong aversion to car horns and vehicles brimming with angry New Yorkers, you’ll want to avoid that part of town around rush hour (It’s on the approach to the Holland Tunnel).
There is more to come in June as the weather heats up, the parks become full and the available, open lawns of grass become happily trampled. Happily for the stamping multitudes of feet, not for the poor trodden sod.