10. The Fake Owls of the Jane Hotel

When walking through the Jane Hotel staircases, you might see some fake owls on the terraces of the Captain’s Cabins and other spots. As trackers of owls throughout New York City, we were curious about the ones here. Chris Rohr, the General Manager of the hotel tells us that they were here to deter pigeons, but have had mixed results because the birds learn that they don’t move. They’re still pretty cute though.

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