7. Fake Townhouses


This is one of those non-prank object yet still odd enough and funny enough to add to this list. Throughout New York City, there are multiple fake townhouses hiding infrastructure like hidden subway ventilators in the Brooklyn Heights townhouse featured above. One in the Bronx hiding a substation run by Con Edison, and a Greenwich Village building facade hiding an emergency ventilation plant.

The townhouses look very much like real residences, but the blackened windows and fact that very few people ever enter and exit them tell you otherwise. They still stand today, continuing to masquerade on as homes.

Want to know more about these fake townhouses and others around the world? Check out Hiding Infrastructure With Fake Townhouses in NYC, Paris, London and Toronto.