Filmmaker Anthony Sherin came across a solitary piano perched on the curb outside his home in Washington Heights. He created this short film by documenting the piano’s fate over the next 24 hours, a true testament to human nature: “I was riveted. Pianos have histories. No one who stopped seemed eager to leave it behind. Their thoughts were obvious: Can we take it? Who abandons a piano? Is it worth anything?”

By Pavithra Mohan