Day 1230

The former PS 168

May 13th, 2015

The East River Family Center, a homeless shelter, now occupies this old public school. In 1976, a teenager named Randall Dana removed some gargoyles from the dormer windows of the then-abandoned building, adding them to what was becoming a massive collection of salvaged architectural ornaments from around the city. He later sculpted his own versions of the original gargoyles (1, 2, 3, 4) and now offers them for sale along with other similar works.

One Comment

  1. Chris says:

    Perhaps now that he is profiting from his vandalism, he could extend a gesture to the Family Center and restore the gargoyles.

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