2. The Owl on Central Synagogue

owl at central synagogue

An owl is perched on the facade of Central Synagogue in Midtown, on the 55th Street facade. It seems to fit in, color-wise with the deep blues and teals of the stained glass windows. We are told by the archivists at Central Synagogue that it was addd to keep the birds away.

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3 thoughts on “Spot the 5 Owls of NYC

  1. Some of the plastic looking owls are obviously placed there to frighten off pigeons.( 719 Greenwich and on the Standard Oil building) Pigeons will rest on ledges and leave poop all over the place. Notice the spikes next to the owl on the 719 building.

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