I’ve always loved cable ties. They are so good at tying cables. (Stay with me). And one of the many things I love about New York City? There is always something to see or do right outside your door. And many of these things are free and unexpected. You are often treated to a free show or public art display as you simply walk down the street. On a recent visit, I was a bit entranced by this random Cable Tie Art wrapped around several street light posts around Astor Park in the East Village. But this wasn’t the work of some random, stealthy street artist, this was a real art installation called ‘flaming cactus’ thanks to a partnership between New York City’s Department of Transportation and Animus Art.