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Iconic NYC characters who deserve statues in the city: From Carrie Bradshaw to King Kong

Some iconic characters deserve a permanent spot in New York City.

Marvel on Tuesday announced that a 13-foot tall statue of Captain America is coming to Prospect Park in August.

But Captain America isn't the only fictional NYC native who should have a statue in one of the five boroughs. Here are some movie and TV show characters we'd like to see made into statues.

Spider-Man

Where: Forest Hills If Captain America is going
Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise

Where: Forest Hills

If Captain America is going to represent Brooklyn, Queens' hometown hero deserves a similar honor.

Carrie Bradshaw from 'Sex and the City'

Where: Outside the Magnolia Bakery at 11th and
Photo Credit: HBO

Where: Outside the Magnolia Bakery at 11th and Bleecker

Pay homage to the beloved fashionista while getting a cupcake from her favorite joint.

John Shaft from 'Shaft'

Where: Harlem Who is the man who deserves
Photo Credit: Photofest

Where: Harlem

Who is the man who deserves a statue in this town? Shaft. But I'm just talking about Richard Roundtree.

Fran Fine from 'The Nanny'

Where: Flushing While she left her gig at
Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson

Where: Flushing

While she left her gig at a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens, we still think it's the best nabe to pay tribute to her.

Judge Harry Anderson of 'Night Court'

Where: Outside the New York Superior Court building
Photo Credit: TV Land

Where: Outside the New York Superior Court building

The perfect monument to honor the judge/magician/Mel Torme lover would play the iconic jazzy theme song when you went before the court.

Archie Bunker from 'All in the Family'

Where: Glendale Put Archie sitting in his iconic
Photo Credit: Tandem Productions

Where: Glendale

Put Archie sitting in his iconic chair outside the actual home shown in the beginning of the program set in this Queens neighborhood.

King Kong

Where: Outside the Empire State Building Honestly, it's
Photo Credit: Weta Digital Ltd. / Universal Studios

Where: Outside the Empire State Building

Honestly, it's kind of shocking that there isn't a King Kong statute already.

Tess McGill from 'Working Girl'

Where: Staten Island Ferry Terminal Before she could
Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

Where: Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Before she could work her way up in the business world, Melanie Griffith's Tess McGill had to ride the ferry to Manhattan.

The 'Seinfeld' foursome

Where: Outside Tom's Restaurant at Broadway and 112th
Photo Credit: NBC

Where: Outside Tom's Restaurant at Broadway and 112th Street

I no longer want to live in a world where tourists don't walk around Morningside Heights wondering, "What's the deal with this 'Seinfeld' statue?"

Michael Corleone from 'The Godfather'

Where: Outside the former spot of Old Luna
Photo Credit: Paramount

Where: Outside the former spot of Old Luna Restaurant in the Bronx

Michael Corleone committed the murder that changed it all here, at what was called Louis' Italian American Restaurant in "The Godfather," shooting Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey

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