CCNY grotesque. Photo by Peter Burka via flickr (Creative Commons).

I freely admit that I haven’t been great about posting gargoyles over the past few months, but I recently found a reader grotesque that I hadn’t seen before, and it seems to have snapped me back into action. This scholarly fellow attends the City College of New York. I believe that he resides on the turn-of-the-century Harris Hall, which houses the college’s medical school, or another building in the so-called “Gothic Quadrangle” of its northern Manhattan campus.* I love his position on the keystone of the arch, and I also enjoy the strange little man on the base of the arch, shown below. I have no idea what he’s doing, but I can’t help feeling that he looks like he’s applying deodorant.

CCNY gargoyle. Photo by Peter Burka via flickr (Creative Commons).