The streets of New York City are some visually multifarious that, whenever a condo-tower-in-the making or a gleaming fast food sign offends your eyes, soon enough something, however small, comes along to delight them.
In from of a Clinton Street home near Cobble Hill Park, some considerate and slightly eccentric homeowner has constructed a tiny model of the City around the property's street-tree plot. It's made of blonde wood and metal and is easy to miss, since it very much resembles a low-lying fence. Look closely, however, and you'll see the profile of the Brooklyn Bridge out front and a familiar skyline to the north side, including the Chrysler and the Empire State and a couple others I'm not sure of. It makes me smile every time I pass it.