After watching this video by Lena Steinkühler, I like to think that New York turns into this rain forest of weird and wonderful urban creatures when nobody is looking at night. What a beautiful and mesmerizing short.
In her words:
My bachelor graduation project New York Biotopes deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.