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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TOM OTTERNESS REAL WORLD SCULPTURES

INSIDE: Everything you need to know about Tom Otterness Real World sculptures in New York.

Stumble upon magic as you walk through Rockefeller Park when you find the Tom Otterness Battery Park City in New York sculpture display.

Kids (and you) can spot the super cute Tom Otterness bronze figurines in  all kinds of poses.

Take a look below for details.

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Guide to Tom Otterness Real World Sculptures

New York City is FULL of surprises, and this one tickled my fancy.

Take a good look around you at these unique New York attractions.

The Tom Otterness bronze sculptures pop up in the strangest spots.


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Tom Otterness Sculptures in New York City

These whimsical creatures imitate life with a genuine honesty.

My boys and I could not get enough!

It’s fabulous to see public art on display in this great city.

We want more!

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New York City Sculptures

Such a variety of sculptures can be found at this Tom Otterness exhibition of his art.

This face was intriguing!

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Tom Otterness Battery Park

Installed in 1992, the collection of Bronze Sculptures by Tom Otterness is much loved by locals, and it’s now one of New York’s most popular public art collections with both kids and grown ups.

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The Real World New York 1992

The Real World installation is full of cute fairy tale characters, hiding in plain sight.

If you look closely enough, you can see there’s a strong theme of money running through the installation.

Interpret that how you will.

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Tom Otterness Studio

You can see more of the original photos of these bronze figurines here.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: “The Real World” Battery Park Esplanade

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Address: “The Real World” sculpture display by artist Tom Otterness is located at the South end of Rockefeller Park at the intersection of River Terrace and Warren Street New York.
Website: Click here for a video sneak peek!
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Entry Fees: Free

How to get to Battery Park in New York City

By Subway:

  • Take a 4 or 5 subway trains to Bowling Green subway station
  • Take the 1 train to Rector Street or South Ferry station
  • N, R to Whitehall Street or Rector Street
  • A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4,5 to Fulton Street Station. You will have to walk about 10 minutes south on Broadway from this Station.

By Bus:

  • M55 Downtown
  • M15 Downtown
  • M20 to South Ferry Downtown

By Car:

We recommend taking public transport as parking can be expensive in Lower Manhattan.

Map of Battery Park City

Facilities at the Tom Otterness Sculptures

Toilets: Restrooms are located at the northwest corner of the Solaire Building, across the street from the Parkhouse.
Disability access: Yes
Shade: Trees
Enclosed: No
Ground cover: Concrete
Picnic tables: Bench seating.
Electric BBQs: No
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes (to ride along the Hudson River Greenway)
Dogs: No

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