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Twenty-seven statues that look like naked human beings will be placed on Midtown rooftops over the next couple of days, but don't worry: it's not a suicide epidemic, it's art. The Police Department has issued a statement letting New Yorkers know these aren't real people, hoping to prevent a flood of emergency calls from passersby. The statues are modeled after artist Antony Gormley, who wants to "play with the city and people's perceptions." Sounds like he'll do exactly that. [NYT]