New York is covered with art installations, some hidden and some right in front of your nose. You’ve probably passed them a zillion times without noticing, or perhaps wondered, “What the hell is that?” while on your morning commute. Between hippie-dippy land art, geeky tech installations, and classic little-known Keith Haring works, these sites are just begging for you to stop for a second in your busy day to smell the creativity.
Some people think of the lobby at 505 Fifth Avenue as nothing more than the way they get into their office, but it also doubles as a light installation by James Turrell. The employees of the sky scraper get to feel a little neo-Rothko before putting their noses to the grindstone each day.