Over the years, especially recently, New Yorkers might have noticed some odd structures and art installations popping up along the streets of New York City. These objects have ranged from giant rats and buttons to feathers, bagels, different kinds of animals and tiny replicas. Though some no longer exist, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the abnormally large or small objects that have sprung up. Thus, here’s a list of some objects that have appeared throughout New York City with the wrong dimensions, some of which might surprise you if you’ve never run into them.
24. Fairy Doors
Photo courtesy of Cynthia von Buhler
In 2014, mysterious miniature “fairy” doors began popping up all over New York City. They were all kinds of colors, had different designs and were architecturally detailed. They were also tagged with QR Codes that led to the Speakeasy Dollhouse and other theater pieces by Cynthia von Buhler. Interestingly, fans of von Buhler installed these doors, rather than von Buhler herself.