If you are in Astor Place (East Village) these few days you will see the Flaming Cactus art installation on all the lamposts. They are brightly neon cable ties wrapped around all the posts to create something of beauty in everyday items. This was commissioned by the Transportation of NYC. Enjoy it while it’s there! Summer Streets celebrations public space during Aug 6, 13, 20 from 7am-1pm. You can find out more about that on http://NYC.gov/summerstreets.
More info on AnimusArt.com