Outdoor sculpture in New York City
The collection of outdoor sculpture in New York City is said to be the "greatest outdoor public art museum" in the United States of America. With works from such great sculptors as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French and John Quincy Adams Ward, over 300 sculptures are found on the streets and in parks across the New York metropolitan area. Some of the best known outdoor sculptures in New York City are presented below.
- Statues of Giovanni da Verrazzano, John Ambrose and John Ericsson in Battery Park.
- The Charging Bull of Bowling Green Plaza.
- John Watts outside Trinity Church Cemetery.
- Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton mounted on her shrine at 7 State Street.
- George Washington outside Federal Hall.
- Benjamin Franklin outside Pace University.
- Nathan Hale outside City Hall.
- Horace Greeley outside City Hall Park and in Greeley Square
- Lajos Kossuth in Riverside Park
- Vladimir Lenin at Houston Street between Avenues A and B
- Patrick Joseph Hayes at St. Andrew's Church near Duane Street.
- Confucius located in the Confucius Plaza at Bowery and Division Streets.
- Lin Zexu located in the Lin Zexu Square at East Broadway and Chatham Square.
- Governor Al Smith located in the Al Smith playground at Monroe and Catherine Streets.
- Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at Madison and Jefferson Streets and at LaGuardia Place north of Bleecker Street
- Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln in Union Square
- Michelangelo Buonarroti, Façade of the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. 
- Giuseppe Garibaldi, Alexander Holley and George Washington in Washington Square Park
- Governor Daniel Tompkins and Governor Peter Stuyvesant in St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery at 2nd Avenue and 10th Street
- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra off 5th Avenue north of Washington Square Park
- Samuel J. Tilden, 112th Street and Riverside Drive
- Franz Sigel, 106th Street and Riverside Drive
- General Philip Sheridan in Sheridan Square 7th Avenue South, near 4th and Christopher Streets.
- Peter Cooper in Peter Cooper Square on East 7th Street.
- Jackie Gleason outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal
- The Alamo, the balanced cube in Astor Place
- William Cullen Bryant in Bryant Park
- The Joan of Arc equestrian statue in Riverside Park
- Isamu Noguchi's Cube, in front of the Marine Midland Building
- The Peace Fountain on the grounds of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
- Eleanor Roosevelt at the corner of West 72nd Street and Riverside Drive in Riverside Park
North of Conservatory Water, the sailboat pond, there is a larger than life bronze statue of Alice, sitting on a huge mushroom, playing with her cat, while the Mad Hatter and the March Hare look on. Not too far away, just West of the model boat house, there is a statue of Hans Christian Andersen, holding an open book, with the diminutive hero of The Ugly Duckling in front of him.
There are about a dozen other statues in the park and its Mall.
- General Sherman, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, at Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan), the southeast corner of Central Park
- Abundance, crowning the Pulitzer fountain in the same plaza
- Simón Bolívar at the head of Avenue of the Americas
- José Martí flanking Bolivar
- The Monument to the Maine at Columbus Circle
- King Władysłav Jagiełło next to Turtle Pond
- Balto northwest of the Children's Zoo
- Ludwig van Beethoven located in the Central Park Mall
- Victor Herbert facing the Naumburg Bandshell on the Mall
- Giuseppe Mazzini overlooking the Sheep Meadow
- The Bronx Victory Column in Pelham Bay Park.
- The Bronx Zoo has a statue of a Rhinoceros.
- Loreley fountain of Ernst Herter in Kilmer Park near the Grand Concourse.
- Several statues in Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park
- William Jay Gaynor in Cadman Plaza Park
- Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park
- Henry Ward Beecher on Orange Street and on Old Fulton Street
- Christopher Columbus on Old Fulton Street
- Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park
- Monitor monument and victory angel in McGolrick Park
- Civic Virtue by Frederick William MacMonnies, nude Hercules who made a scandal in City Hall Park and was banished to Kew Gardens, Queens
- Rocket Thrower by Donald De Lue, located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
- Socrates Sculpture Park on Vernon Blvd. and Broadway in Long Island City
- Unisphere, a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
- Postcards September 11 memorial
- Francis the Praying Mantis
- Hari IV by Bill Barrett outside of New Dorp High School
- New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (undated). "Permanent Art and Monuments". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
- "Who are those guys(and gals)?" for Lower Manhattan at Forgotten NY
- "Who are those guys(and gals)?" for Chinatown, Soho and the Village at Forgotten NY
- "Who are those guys(and gals)?" for Madison and Union Square at Forgotten NY
- "Who are those guys(and gals)?" for Midtown at Forgotten NY
- "Who are those guys(and gals)?" for Central Park at Forgotten NY
- Forgotten Delights index of outdoor representational sculptures in New York City, many with photos and comments
- "The Statue of Civic Virtue" from A Picture History of Kew Gardens, NY