New York is teeming with beautiful details on its buildings and in its public spaces. From meticulously carved buttresses to ornate walkways, here are some of our favorites:

1. Ornate facade on Sullivan Street

Ornate facade on Sullivan Street Photo: Spencer Means/Flickr

2. Original gas lamps in City Hall Park

Original gas lamps in City Hall Park Photo: JoeInQueens/Flickr

3. Engraved house number on Sullivan Street

Engraved house number on Sullivan Street Photo: Matt J Carbone/Flickr

4. Surreal metalwork on 10th Street

Surreal metalwork on 10th Street Photo: Fiat Luxe/Flickr

5. Stone balcony in Gramercy Park

stone balcony in gramercy park-compressed Photo: Spencer Means/Flickr

6. Arches above Christ Church United Methodist

Christ Church United Methodist-compressed Photo: Spencer Means/Flickr

7. Honeycomb sewer grate near Staten Island Shipbuilding Company

Honeycomb sewer grate-compressed Photo: Thomas Altfather Good/Flickr

8. Cobblestones in the Meat Packing District

cobblestones-compressed Photo: thenails/Flickr

9. Carved staircases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo: Mark Hogan/Flickr

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