In the crown jewel of the city that is Central Park, 23 historic figures live on in stone and bronze.
Among them include Alexander Hamilton, the country's first secretary of the treasury; German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, considered the father of ecology; and the 14th century king of Poland.
All of these statues are men.
"I never really thought about that, but honestly, that is absurd," said one parkgoer.
Many Central Park-goers were shocked to realize that the only female statues in the park's 843 acres are fictional, like Alice in Wonderland and Romeo's Juliet. There are no monuments to women who actually lived among us.
"Now that I think about it, no I haven't seen one," said one parkgoer.
"New York State has a huge history of women's rights, and why aren't there any here?" said another.
That'll soon change, with a sculpture of suffragettes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
"I think it's great because they won women the right to vote," said one parkgoer.
The sculpture of Anthony and Stanton over a stream of ballots is spearheaded by The Statue Fund and designed by artist Meredith Bergmann, whose design won out of 91 submissions. It will be erected on the park's long and scenic mall in August 2020.
"I think it would be great to have something significant like that in Central Park, and it should be, really, in all of our public parks and all of our public places," said one parkgoer. "Because the more men see it, the more men will be comfortable with having women on a par with them so we can finally, eventually, get the gender parity we should have."
The unveiling will fall on 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
"It's good for everyone to have an example of how women can be leaders and not just assume that someone historically significant is just going to be an old white man,"
The monumental women that many say deserve a spot in the history books and in the park.