Mysterious piano appears in East River - New York News

Mysterious piano appears in East River

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

On the banks of the East River, the tide washed in something of a pretty grand scale: a piano.

How did it get there? The city is awash with theories: someone tossed it off a boat or someone intentionally put it in the river. Is it the work of a Banksy-wannabe? An ode to a Vanessa Carlton video? Did it wash up from the Florida Keys? Just kidding.

If the geese or seagulls know, they're not talking. What we do know is it's been here under the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge since at least Monday. Initially, it was farther out from shore.

Talk about a great opportunity for a selfie. New Yorkers and tourists have been flocking here for the chance to get pictures with the mystery piano. Instagram is flooded with pictures and videos.

The piano doesn't actually play but that hasn't stopped people from pretending.

As for whether anyone in authority has any clue as to why the piano is here and whose jurisdiction it falls under? Well we emailed the NYPD, which told us to call the Department of Sanitation, which referred us to the Department of Environmental Protection, which suggested we call the Parks Department, where a spokesman said it wasn't their issue.

We even reached out to Mason and Hamlin, who made the piano, but alas no one seems to have any answers.

So for now, let the photo opps and piano puns continue.

If this is your piano, please give us a call!

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