A 30-foot-tall neon Buckyball in the sky, a familiar statue from a whole new vantage, mischievous bronze figures on the 14th Street A, C, E subway platform—public art works are a reason to visit New York for some, and welcomed flourishes to an everyday route for others. To either audience, public art encourages new ideas, conversation and change the way a city is perceived.

Below are installations—both temporary and permanent—that will take your walk in a different direction.

Keith Haring: Crack is Wack

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African Burial Ground Memorial

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Joie de Vivre

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CITYarts Peace Wall

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