There's a Lithuanian proverb, saying that we like it when our neighbor's house is burning. We're not very neighborly. So when I first heard about stooping -- people putting stuff they no longer need on the curb to be taken home by someone who wants it -- the whole thing sounded like a utopia to me. But it's not. And there's an Instagram account to prove it.

It's called Stooping NYC. Created by a Brooklyn couple who prefer to remain anonymous, the account unites a wholesome community, constantly informing one another about the treasures around the city and showing off their best finds. We at Bored Panda already covered this online movement here and here but they've been keeping themselves really busy so we have to do an update! Enjoy.

More info: Instagram

#1

I Think I Speak For All Of Us When I Say... You Win Stooping!

I Think I Speak For All Of Us When I Say... You Win Stooping!

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Danieletc
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1 week ago

So fa, so good.

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#2

Want More Proof Of How Amazing The Stooping NYC Community Is? Check Out This Stooping Success From Davidjamz

Want More Proof Of How Amazing The Stooping NYC Community Is? Check Out This Stooping Success From Davidjamz

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Chris Hills
Community Member
1 week ago

great find!

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In one of our earlier publications on Stooping NYC, its founders said the amount of submissions they get is massive; on a typical weekday, their inbox receives hundreds if not a thousand submissions. On the weekend, especially at the end of the month, there are thousands of DMs.

That's a lot to choose from. "Knowing what stoopers need and what makes them excited, we try to prioritize items we receive that fit into those categories!" the people behind the account told Bored Panda. "But we really try to post as much as is physically possible (there are only 2 of us and we want to make sure we share as much as we can with the amazing Stooping NYC community)."

#3

Hundreds Of Free New Books!!!! 52nd St Between 6th And 5th Ave

Hundreds Of Free New Books!!!! 52nd St Between 6th And 5th Ave

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Miss Melanie
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1 week ago

What a wonderful surprise I’m sure!! I’d have been digging there for hours!

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#4

Omg Omg Omg!!! Run!! On Vernon And Nostrand In Bed Stuy

Omg Omg Omg!!! Run!! On Vernon And Nostrand In Bed Stuy

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Danieletc
Community Member
1 week ago

Handle it! Wal-nut be there for long!

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At the start of the pandemic when there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding health and safety protocols, they refrained from posting. But once they started up again in the summer, they were flooded with a wave of submissions caused by New Yorkers leaving the city for good.

Whatever the challenges, it looks like Stooping NYC is here to persevere. "[This project] has been so successful in large part because it's exclusively on social media (Instagram specifically)!" the showrunners said.

"Hosting it on social media means that more people have access [to everything it has to offer] and not just New Yorkers; it also gives access to a piece of New York City culture to people who follow from far and wide. It also has enabled us to 'gameify' stooping, with stoopers sharing stories of things they spot, stoop, take home (#stoopjourney) and ultimately give new life to (#stoopingsuccess). It would really be challenging to tell stories around the pieces like we do on any other platform."

#5

I’m Just Going To Say It... Colbysadeghi Is My Hero. He Got This Beauty Home To Make The Best Stooping Success Of The Morning!

I’m Just Going To Say It... Colbysadeghi Is My Hero. He Got This Beauty Home To Make The Best Stooping Success Of The Morning!

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K. Lange
Community Member
1 week ago

beautyful!

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#6

Gorgeous Stained Glass On Eastern Parkway Between Rogers And Nostrand

Gorgeous Stained Glass On Eastern Parkway Between Rogers And Nostrand

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boredpanDaman
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1 week ago

beauty!

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As you can see from the pictures, it's virtually impossible to predict what's going to pop up on a curb somewhere in the city. And that's the beauty of the game.

"Stoopers are excited about a lot of things, running the spectrum from the New York apartment staples (bookshelves, kitchen islands) to valuable treasures (beanie baby collections, copper tubs, pianos) to the weird and quirky (the Ear Mirror, stiletto chairs), and, of course, every kind of plant. Ever."

The couple running the account added that they "feel so fortunate to have so much positivity in our lives that comes from this wonderful stooping community," and I'm pretty sure their followers would say the same.

#7

So Funky! We Love It! 89th & Madison

So Funky! We Love It! 89th & Madison

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Nadine Debard
Community Member
1 week ago

Gorgeous!

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#8

Tell Us This Doesn’t Look Like It Should Be In An Issue Of Dwell Magazine Or Something???

Tell Us This Doesn’t Look Like It Should Be In An Issue Of Dwell Magazine Or Something???

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 week ago

The floor in its new home, it was meant to be

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#9

Pretty Sure This Is The One You’ve Been Waiting For! Yes You! Minnetta And Macdougal

Pretty Sure This Is The One You’ve Been Waiting For! Yes You! Minnetta And Macdougal

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 week ago

Awesome! I would take it. Though I have a feeling my cat would think it's a giant scratching post :/

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#10

Anddddd... Run. 28th St Btwn 7th & 6th Ave

Anddddd... Run. 28th St Btwn 7th & 6th Ave

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 week ago

as a plant addict this is like heaven

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#11

I Don’t Want To Be Dramatic, But Brb While I Die At How Amazing Proseccomami_ Did With This Stooping Success

I Don’t Want To Be Dramatic, But Brb While I Die At How Amazing Proseccomami_ Did With This Stooping Success

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Miss Melanie
Community Member
1 week ago

Gorgeous before & after!!🖤

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#12

...time To Get A Bigger Closet!

...time To Get A Bigger Closet!

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 week ago

These look like display shoes to me. All only one foot! 😭

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#13

I Mean... Are You F’ing Kidding Me? 147 W79th Street

I Mean... Are You F’ing Kidding Me? 147 W79th Street

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 week ago

Drop dead gorgeous.

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#14

So So So Good!!!

So So So Good!!!

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 week ago

really, soo good

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#15

Beautiful Large Fiddle Leaf Fig That Needs Some Tlc! 2nd Ave Between Third And Fourth Street Outside The Nail Salon

Beautiful Large Fiddle Leaf Fig That Needs Some Tlc! 2nd Ave Between Third And Fourth Street Outside The Nail Salon

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 week ago

I want it!!

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#16

What Else Is There To Say About This Amazing Massage Chair Other Than... Holy S**t!!! Woodbine & Bushwick!

What Else Is There To Say About This Amazing Massage Chair Other Than... Holy S**t!!! Woodbine & Bushwick!

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Hot Babushka
Community Member
1 week ago

i can't explain it, but it looks like the chair version of a cockroach or something

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#17

Tgif Stoopers! On E 10th Between 1st And 2nd

Tgif Stoopers! On E 10th Between 1st And 2nd

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Miss Melanie
Community Member
1 week ago

I love nailhead furniture!!

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#18

Well This Has The Makings Of A Great Tuesday! Wow. Prospect Place Between Brooklyn And New York Ave

Well This Has The Makings Of A Great Tuesday! Wow. Prospect Place Between Brooklyn And New York Ave

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Brian Brown
Community Member
1 week ago

I need to move to new York!

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#19

Run Don’t Walk To This Gem!!! 68th St Corner And 3rd

Run Don’t Walk To This Gem!!! 68th St Corner And 3rd

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K. Lange
Community Member
1 week ago

that needs a lot of love!

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#20

Starting Off Our Friday Right! 94th Between Broadway And Amsterdam

Starting Off Our Friday Right! 94th Between Broadway And Amsterdam

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 week ago

Elegant

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#21

Mooove Out The Way! (See What I Did There?). Go Fast! Frost Street Between Meeker And Lorimer

Mooove Out The Way! (See What I Did There?). Go Fast! Frost Street Between Meeker And Lorimer

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Miss Melanie
Community Member
1 week ago

Great style/shape/condition! I’d clean ‘em up & put new fabric

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#22

What Percentage Of New Yorkers Own Velvet Couches?! Another Blue Velvet Beauty! 116th And Morningside

What Percentage Of New Yorkers Own Velvet Couches?! Another Blue Velvet Beauty! 116th And Morningside

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 week ago

c ouch!

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#23

Start The Car!!! Plant Babies! In Front Of 726 Park Pl (Between Bedford And Rogers)

Start The Car!!! Plant Babies! In Front Of 726 Park Pl (Between Bedford And Rogers)

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 week ago

Oh man 😩, I’ve been wanting new plants like these for about a year now, I’m a sucker for plants, especially the one one in the pink

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#24

Last One For The Night... Congrats On Your Amazing New Wfh Situation Tropidarks Stooping Success

Last One For The Night... Congrats On Your Amazing New Wfh Situation Tropidarks Stooping Success

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 week ago

i thought it said wtf situation...

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#25

Omg!!! Run Don’t Walk! 426 Lexington Ave In Brooklyn

Omg!!! Run Don’t Walk! 426 Lexington Ave In Brooklyn

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 week ago

but, im already running to Vernon And Nostrand In Bed Stuy!

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#26

Good News And Bad News. Good News - Urechi_ Just Sent Us This Amazing Couch She Found In Harlem. Bad News (But Also Good News) - Urechi_ Decided To Take It For Herself!

Good News And Bad News. Good News - Urechi_ Just Sent Us This Amazing Couch She Found In Harlem. Bad News (But Also Good News) - Urechi_ Decided To Take It For Herself!

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Danieletc
Community Member
1 week ago

-Urechi_ for_ the_-Win-.

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#27

Okay Guys, Get Ready For Story Time!!! “After 1.5 Miles Of Walking, Several Breaks, And Many Words Of Support From The Central Park Joggers, We Finally Brought Our New Couch From The West To The East Side. Thank You Stooping!”. No Nick Lahger, Thank You!

Okay Guys, Get Ready For Story Time!!! “After 1.5 Miles Of Walking, Several Breaks, And Many Words Of Support From The Central Park Joggers, We Finally Brought Our New Couch From The West To The East Side. Thank You Stooping!”. No Nick Lahger, Thank You!

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Brian Brown
Community Member
1 week ago

Good for you! That is a beauty and a great story to share of the adventure.

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#28

Globe Bar Plus A Great Desk And Chair! Madison And Marcy!

Globe Bar Plus A Great Desk And Chair! Madison And Marcy!

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Francis
Community Member
1 week ago

i would kill for the globe bar!!

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#29

Amazing! Also Probably Amazingly Heavy. 1870 Menahan

Amazing! Also Probably Amazingly Heavy. 1870 Menahan

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Danieletc
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

Must have been a pane in the glass to make.

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#30

Holy Amazing. E15th St And 2nd Ave

Holy Amazing. E15th St And 2nd Ave

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 week ago

Goes almost anywhere with anything!

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#31

Just Think Of Alllll The Pretty Things You Could Display In This! Outside Carroll Street & 8th In Park Slope!

Just Think Of Alllll The Pretty Things You Could Display In This! Outside Carroll Street & 8th In Park Slope!

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K. Anderson
Community Member
1 week ago

No shelves…

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#32

Well This Is A Stoop Journey! The Most Famous Stoop Chair Has Made Its Way Onto Subway!

Well This Is A Stoop Journey! The Most Famous Stoop Chair Has Made Its Way Onto Subway!

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 week ago

i never understood this furniture, i never will

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#33

This Is The Realest Looking Stoop Giraffe Ever! Not Sure About Its Competition Though. Jefferson Bt Malcolm X And Stuyvesant

This Is The Realest Looking Stoop Giraffe Ever! Not Sure About Its Competition Though. Jefferson Bt Malcolm X And Stuyvesant

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 week ago

the dog be like "tf long-necked dogo..."

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#34

Please Take A Moment To Acknowledge This Insanely Beautiful Stooping Success From A_modern_classic !! “Living In Some Deep Stoop Gratitude With This Mirror From The Other Day, And Having Finally Repainted My Stooped Dresser And Desk!”

Please Take A Moment To Acknowledge This Insanely Beautiful Stooping Success From A_modern_classic !! “Living In Some Deep Stoop Gratitude With This Mirror From The Other Day, And Having Finally Repainted My Stooped Dresser And Desk!”

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 week ago

Ah, not the dog then

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#35

Your Living Has Been Missing A Hippo Stool... Just A Fyi. On W 93rd Between Columbus And Amsterdam

Your Living Has Been Missing A Hippo Stool... Just A Fyi. On W 93rd Between Columbus And Amsterdam

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K. Lange
Community Member
1 week ago

both would be mine

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#36

Incredible Secretary Desk In Front Of 261 Devoe On Olive And Devoe. Key Included

Incredible Secretary Desk In Front Of 261 Devoe On Olive And Devoe. Key Included

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Carol Anne Benoit
Community Member
1 week ago

Looks OG Art Deco.

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#37

This. Is. Awesome. 441 E 12th

This. Is. Awesome. 441 E 12th

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Grant Barke
Community Member
1 week ago

Nobody touch it, its mine, all mine.

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#38

Java Street On Fire! Third Post From The Street Today! 98 Java!

Java Street On Fire! Third Post From The Street Today! 98 Java!

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A B C
Community Member
1 week ago

Whaaaaaaaaaaat 😲 I'd love to have the white board and binding.

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#39

Perfection! 41 Spring St

Perfection! 41 Spring St

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Miss Melanie
Community Member
1 week ago

No way!!!

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#40

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Out Without Seeing Another Ear Mirror...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Out Without Seeing Another Ear Mirror...

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Danieletc
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

Possibly part of a Treble Clef.

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