5. Tom Otterness’s Creatures in Nelson Rockefeller Park

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Tom Otterness is known for his cartoonish figures that are both playful and political. He riffs on capitalism, featuring bankers with money bags for heads, workers holding hammers and other quirky characters. You might have seen his surprising little sculptures in the 14th Street subway station, where they are poised on steel beams and benches. This collection of sculptures, called The Real World, in Nelson Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City was installed in 1992 and remains popular with kids.