THE NOT-SO-WILD ANIMALS
OF NEW YORK

Frank Mastropolo

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     New York City is teeming with wildlife, though not the kind that barks, tweets or growls. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, architects embellished the city’s buildings with a variety of animals big and small, humble and grand.

     This color photography collection of 50 silent creatures is just a sample of what can be seen throughout Manhattan. Each photo is accompanied by a relevant quotation from some of the great writers, philosophers, and humorists.

From the book:

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"Horse sense is the thing a horse has

which keeps it from betting on people."
— W. C. Fields

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"It may be the rooster that does all the crowing

but it's the hen that delivers the goods."

— Jim Hightower

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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.

Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

— Groucho Marx

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