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Most experts agree that there is a shortage of affordable housing, but the thought of living in a tiny, closet-sized house — on a grassy median in the middle of Park Avenue, no less — hasn’t quite taken hold yet.

Nevertheless, that is precisely the vision of the artist Donna Dennis, whose “Tourist Cabins” — two sculptures, fully equipped with interior lighting and sharing an exterior satellite dish — is on view on the Park Avenue median between East 52nd and 53rd Streets through Oct. 27. The work is her first new large-scale sculpture in New York since “BLUE BRIDGE/red shift,” exhibited at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, Queens, in 1993. An earlier work, “Deep Station,” inspired by the subways, filled the lobby of the Brooklyn Museum in 1987.

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