Mysterious piano ends up under Brooklyn Bridge

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — On the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, a large piano has taken up residence, and no one knows where it came from or who put it there.

“It’s something different and strange,” said Pedro Cruz.

Pedro Cruz and his wife had to see the Mason Hamilton piano for themselves, and document their time with it just like dozens of others this week.

The only thing we do know is, we think it popped up within the last few days.


The piano appeared on the banks of the East River over night.

People came from near and far to take a picture with the piano. They smiled, and discussed possible theories.

Some suggest it was an artist who put it here, but who? Could it possibly be Banksy, again?

The piano up close appears to be bruised and battered, but the East River has somehow given the musical instrument a brand new life.

Whose jurisdiction is this? NYPD referred us to the Sanitation Department and the Sanitation Department said it was not theirs, and so did the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

We’re waiting to hear back from DEP.


1 Comment

  • BrooklynAnnie

    This is just plain scary to me…nothing cool or artistic about someone being able to put something so big directly under a bridge and not be seen. It could have just as easily been a bomb! I am a real New Yorker born and raised and this is just plain scary.

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