This is why I love my neighborhood, the West Village of Manhattan, New York. It's always been a place for artists, writers and free spirits. There are all kinds of little surprises. For instance, someone on West 11th street (between Waverly Place and West 4th Street) displays a series of curiosities in his window which is mostly below street level. You have to look for it as it can easily be missed. He apparently has a large collection (he used to have a sign indicating that) and shows only a portion in the window, which he changes up every now and then.
I took these earlier days. Be sure to click so you can see the large images and look at the objects in greater detail.