egg-downtown-battery-park-new-yorkJoyce J. Scott’s Egg, #87

Untapped Cities favors the historic and authentic, but we always love public art, no matter who’s behind it. Fabergé, the once legendary house of makers of jeweled eggs and trinkets, is now a private firm pushing its way back into the consumer awareness bubble. With the help of a few charities–and a few hundred designers–they’ve laid more eggs in New York City than this year’s Knicks. Meet the 275+ spheroids of #thebigegghunt.

new-york-egg-downtownMatthew Willey’s Egg, #197

The two-and-a-half foot eggs are scattered around the city. Each egg is designed by a different artist or brand, including Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel and Diane Von Furstenburg. All eggs are up for auction; the money helps poor students in New York and endangered elephants in Asia through Elephant Family and Studio in a School.

To get involved, download the smartphone app from the egg hunt website. The eggs appear on a map (though some remain hidden); once close to their Bluetooth beacons you can digitally “crack” them. The more eggs you crack, the better chance you have of winning some truly regal prizes.

deathstar-bruce-centennial-egg-new-yorkBruce High Quality Foundation’s Egg, #248

You can’t scramble these eggs, but you can Instagram them. Tag your best omelet photos with #TheBigEggHuntNY. Fabergé scoops them in April 25th so you’d better get hunting!

battery-park-egg-new-yorkBattery Park Egg Rack

Faberge Eggs-TheBigEggHuntNY-NYC-Columbus Circle-Trump Tower-Broadway-001Egg #189 by Naeem Khan at behind Trump Tower, Columbus Circle

Faberge Eggs-TheBigEggHuntNY-NYC-Columbus Circle-Trump Tower-BroadwayEgg #88 by Minyan Huang behind Trump Tower

Faberge Eggs-TheBigEggHuntNY-NYC-Columbus Circle-Trump Tower-Broadway-003Egg #127  by Rachel Waldron behind Trump Tower

Faberge Eggs-TheBigEggHuntNY-NYC-Columbus Circle-Trump Tower-Broadway-004Eggs on display on Broadway behind Trump Tower