Along with summer's exit goes (some of) the tourists, leaving many of New York City's public art gems ripe for a calm, reflective visit. From temporary installations in parks to decades-old works that sit as icons in communal plazas, these works thankfully spice up our streets and the city at large. At the moment, there might not be any fluttering orange gates by Christo and Jeanne-Claude or man-made waterfalls courtesy of Olafur Eliasson, but maybe that's almost better for evading the crowds and taking the time to actually enjoy this stuff. Best of all, they're free. One last caveat: This list is by no means comprehensive, so please do share your favorite work for the masses in the comments section or via the tipline.
· All Public Art coverage [Curbed]
· Here Now, a Tour of Public Art Around the Curbed Universe [Curbed National]