In New York City residents are putting valuable, beautiful, and sometimes really weird items on their stoops, sidewalks, or even parking spots for others to claim for free. An Instagram account posts the pictures of street finds along with the address so folks can go scoop them up. The further you get down our list of favorite picks, the wackier and sometimes more valuable the items become. Happy curb hunting!
Taking These Precious Plants Home
Finding plants like this on the sidewalk isn't something that happens every day. These are massive and can go in your backyard, front lawn, or outside of a library.
Why would someone want to throw these babies away? Maybe they thought it was time to pass them on to someone else or maybe they were growing out of control.
An Iconic Pillow
How could you not want this pillow, even if you have never seen The Office? It's the version of Michael that’s probably most loved by fans. If you watch the show, it’s impossible to forget this episode.
I can’t imagine someone throwing this out because they’re fed up with it. This should be in a museum in New York, not left out to fall apart on the sidewalk.
Giving Up A Lot
Do you know how expensive snowboards can be? Whoever got rid of these items either have too many boards, or they're giving up the extreme sporting life for good.
Those clothes don’t look cheap either. This is a great come-up for anyone who redeemed them. The new owner could even sell if they wanted to go that route.
"Run Don't Walk to this Gem"
With a little sprucing up, this can be the focal point of your living room or bedroom. It's still beautiful with the little scuffs it has shown which also give it some characters.
Consider this an upgrade to at least one thing you already own. It could be the best item you have if you were able to secure it.
I'm starting not to believe that people are tossing out beautiful things like this mirror. What’s wrong with this? On the surface, we can’t see anything wrong with it.
There could be an issue with it on the back but could it be bad enough to make you throw it away? This is a blessing of a find.
The Perfect Baby Piano
If you've always wanted a piano but could never afford one or didn’t have enough room in your place, this is the piano for you. It will fit in a bedroom or even your studio living room.
If someone decided to trash it, there could be an issue with the sound. If there is nothing wrong with it, this is a steal.
Put This Mirror Anywhere
Imagine it's your wife’s birthday coming up and you conveniently pass this on your route to work. You forgot to get her a gift, so now, you’re in good hands.
If you have a walk-in closet, this would be the perfect addition. It's also the perfect size for checking and doing makeup before a big night out in a city with incredibly tiny apartments.
Get it For The Kids
If you have kids or plan on having them, you could probably have used this free lamp. Seeing this on the sidewalk would be like a gift from the heavens. It's creative and perfect for kids.
Custom lights like this are rare to come by depending where on where you shop for furniture. If you prefer the sidewalks of New York, you’re in good hands.
Work From Home Like A King Or Queen
You might as well call this a throne on wheels. It looks like it's in great condition, but it’s missing one wheel. Why would they toss this out in the rain?
Also, you can bet this thing has some stories to tell. All it needs is a mic. You can turn this thing into your new home office chair.
Game At Home
Here's an epic find that you could put in your home if you have the room. Who is too old to play with the foosball table? Maybe the previous owners needed to get rid of it.
Still, selling it probably would’ve made them a couple of extra bucks. This table still looks good enough to play with, and they left the ball in there.
Who Wanted To Get Rid Of This???
Someone in the comments said they would take a plane from Italy for this. That's how nice this dresser is. Imagine getting something like this for free to put in your bedroom.
This is one of the best dressers I’ve seen, free or not. This thing could go in the home of a mansion and look like it belongs.
A $2,000 Couch For Free
Wow, this is an amazing couch. It's an Ethan Allen sofa, which runs for around $2000! If you were lucky enough to grab this, your home would elevate significantly.
It also looks like it comes with a rug to match, which is stellar. The only issue would be finding a truck large enough to put it in so you can take it home.
Good Luck Taking This On Subway
This is a beautiful glass-paneled hutch. The glass is fully intact, and it has glass shelves in perfect condition. Transporting this from the street to your home would be the real challenge.
I wouldn't be surprised if someone ordered a U-Haul and workers for something like this. This isn’t something you pass up.
The Perfect Therapy Chair
This chair is perfect if you're the person that always gives your friends advice. They'll come over, take a seat, and start spewing out all their problems.
Being the kind person that you are, you aren't concerned. You're just happy to help a friend in need.
People Are Giving Up Gold
You've got to be kidding me. This would make the perfect gift for a teenage girl or even your girlfriend of two years. Why are people giving up such good items.
I can understand upgrading, but there seems to be nothing wrong with this gem. It's stunning and still usable.
Shut The Fridge Door!
If you had the chance to get this and it meant running a red light in front of the cops, I'm sure they'd understand. Just make sure you don't hit anyone along the way.
This is absolutely stunning and should be illegal that it's free. Are you serious previous owner? You're killing me, Smalls!
Here's A Mini Washing Machine
The caption asks if these work, but you can bet they do. You might not be able to fit an entire load, but it gets the job done.
They're perfect for studios or as a gift to a friend living in a dorm. When you think of clutch, think about one of these.
Nice Coffee Table For "Coffee"
If you were lucky enough to snag this, you've got yourself a nice coffee table that can go in any living room.The design might not be to everyone's taste but nothing looks broken on the table, making it a great addition if you wanted a table but didn't feel like paying New York City prices to get one.
What A Great Find
There's no way this is boring. Having one of these can help you in the kitchen. You can make it your personal island for cutting and organizing your ingredients.
You can also use it in your backyard next to a grill. This thing is one of the most practical items on the list.
No Way Someone Gave This Up
If I were to pass this while driving, I would jump out of my car and let it ride down the block on its own. Look at how amazing this is.
You would need to find a way to make this fit in or on top of your car as quickly as you can because this thing more than likely got snatched fast.
Taking Up A Whole Parking Space
This thing is so beautiful, people don't mind that it's taking up a whole parking spot. Even while getting wet, you can bet someone was eager to grab it.
Since the caption says it looks like an ear, I cannot get that image out of my head. Still, it's a lovely couch.
What Are You Doing Getting Rid Of This Cuteness?
If we're comparing everything, this is probably the cutest thing on the list. Maybe the person who got rid of it didn't like the Snyder cut of Justice League so much and thought it was time to dump it.
Whatever the case is for tossing it, I'm glad someone was able to secure it. It's too good to pass up.
People Are Losing Their Minds
This is as beautiful as it gets. Yes, there's probably a great past involved with this couch, but that's nothing some hardcore cleaning can't help.
If you don't want to throw this in your living room, feel free to free up some space in your bedroom. This couch is amazing.
This is what you call high-end stoop art. Hang this up in your bathroom and watch how many compliments you'll receive.
It has a hint of Van Gogh, Les Irises in it, making it even more special. Whoever got this piece of hit the stoop lottery.
How Could You...
How could you get rid of something like this? One man's trash is another mans treasure and that couldn't be truer with this plant.
Even the planter is a win. Whoever got rid of this probably wanted to be generous because I see nothing wrong with this lovely sun-loving plant.
A Bar Globe
I still can't wrap my head around how some people could get rid of such stellar items. I reckon it's always time to move on but from this?
You can keep this for life and pass it on to your kids and have them do the same. Make this a family heirloom.
Don't Ask, Just Take
You don't need to know what this is to take it. All you need to do is find a way to secure it. Go ahead and sell it if you want, but it's a must have.
Adding this to your home will elevate it to the next level. Not everyone has something this intriguing at their place.
Mr. and Mrs. Obama hanging on your wall; need I say more? These are great drawings but they for sure need a home.
You can't let portraits like these go to waste. I don't know why someone wanted these gone, but the new owner must love them.
What A Beauty
Furniture with this type of detail is hard to come by these days and worth grabbing when offered up for free on a NYC stoops. Sure the piece shows some signs of weird and tear around the edges but that's an easy fix that you can take on in your free time.
Don't Strike Out On This
It looks like someone must have retired from bowling. That case looks very old, but the ball is still intact. What was the issue with this free piece of NYC gutter treasure?
Whoever scooped this up probably can't wait to bowl a strike with it. It could become someone's new lucky ball.