'Tis the season of angels. Get in the spirit and head to these three uptown spots where you–and your furry best friend–can pose as a winged creature sent from above.
1. Angel Wings by Colette Miller, Park Ave and E. 111th St
Part of a global network of angel wings painted by artist Colette Miller "to remind humanity that we are the angels of this earth," these sit underneath the Metro-North Railroad tracks. Pictured: Bike advocacy group Uptown Boogie's Judi Desire, whose "social rides" occasionally include public art tours around East Harlem and beyond (photo via @uptownbronxbicycle).
2. "Harlem Flies from Within" by Anjlnyc, 17 E. 125th St
Artist @anjlnyc painted these wings on Harlem Fine Art Frame's gate as part of the urban beautification initiative 100 Gates Project. Note: You can only see the wings when the store is closed, so be sure to head here Sundays or weekday mornings before 10am.
3. Angel wings at Cafe Bark, 833 W. 181 st
These detailed wings inside Cafe Bark, Washington Heights' new dog cafe, were painted by Blanca Velez, the mother of one of the owners. Here's Gunther, co-owner Chris Chung's pup, striking the perfect pose (photo via @cafebarknyc).