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Pale Male

 
 
Pale Male Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 8, 2018
1. Pale Male Marker
Inscription.  
Pale Male, the red-railed hawk, is the PS6 school mascot. In 1993, Pale Male came to New York City and built his nest on the facade of a Fifth Avenue apartment building. He was the first and only one of the hawks to build a nest on a building.
Pale Male will always be a symbol of nature enduring in an urban setting – in New York City, one of the biggest cities on earth. Here at PS6, we want to follow our mascotís example and try to accept differences. Pale Male, a wild animal, found a home in New York City. At PS6, we embrace diversity, just as Pale Male did.

Text by Nina Gunther-Segal, Class of 2006
 
Location. 40° 46.647′ N, 73° 57.622′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 81st Street near Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 E. 81st Street, New York NY 10028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ada Louise Huxtable (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jerome Robbins (about 600 feet away); Metropolitan Museum Historic District
Pale Male Marker site, 45 E. 81st Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 8, 2018
2. Pale Male Marker site, 45 E. 81st Street
PS6, the Lillie Devereaux Blake School. The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 700 feet away); Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (about 700 feet away); Regis High School (about 800 feet away); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry F. Sinclair House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. AnimalsEducation
 
Pale Male's nest image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2005
3. Pale Male's nest
Pale Male's Building at 927 Fifth Avenue. The nest is above the arch.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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