INSIDE: Tom Otterness Battery Park City “The Real World” sculpture display. Updated 2019.
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.
- 1 Tom Otterness in Battery Park City
- 2 MORE PHOTOS of Tom Otterness Sculptures in New York City
- 3 New York City Sculptures
- 4 The Real World installation in Battery Park
- 5 Real World New York 1992
- 6 Tom Otterness Studio
- 7 The Inside Scoop – “The Real World” Battery Park Esplanade
- 8 How to get to Battery Park in New York City
- 9 Map of Battery Park City
- 10 Facilities at the Tom Otterness Sculptures
- 11 Toadstool Rating- Tom Otterness Real World NYC
- 12 Looking for MORE Super Fun Playgrounds in Battery Park & MORE fun things to do in New York with kids?
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Tom Otterness in Battery Park City
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.
MORE PHOTOS of 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!
New York City Sculptures
Such a variety of sculptures can be found at this Tom Otterness exhibition of his art.
This face was intriguing!
The Real World installation in 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.
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.
Tom Otterness Studio
You can see more of the original photos of these bronze figurines here.
The Inside Scoop – “The Real World” Battery Park Esplanade
Correct at time of publication. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in US dollars.
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
- 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.
- M55 Downtown
- M15 Downtown
- M20 to South Ferry Downtown
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
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)
Tom Otterness Battery Park City sculpture walk was last reviewed in November 2018.
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