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527 West 110th StreetImage via Gargoyles of New York

As Halloween approaches, we’d like to invite you to look up at the eerie creatures that live year round on the buildings of New York City. Here is our roundup of the creepiest grotesques. Many of these are featured on the website Gargoyles of New York, though it should be noted that gargoyles are technically water spouts while grotesques purely are decorative.

10. 214 West 29th Street

214 West 29th StreetImage via Gargoyles of New York 

This strange character examining a beaver pelt stands as testament to the glory days of the Garment District’s fur industry. The building at 214 West 29th Street was built in the 1920s for showrooms, offices, and factories, and various garment businesses are still based there today.

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