Friday, June 27, 2008

New York City Waterfalls: Much Hoopla About Nothing

We loved Christo's Gates in Central Park a few years back in '05.

Christo Gates
Damn, we even loved the Cow Parade in 2000, even though NYC wasn't the first city to feature the artistic bovines.
Stuart Weitzman cow
So we were waiting with baited breath to see the much ballyhooed Waterfalls, by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. Our mayor, whom we generally love, estimates they will bring in $55 million in additional tourist dollars. Ummm...not so much, Mayor Mike.

Brooklyn Bridge Waterfall

We went out of our way to see three of them yesterday. From what we read, we were expecting falls on par with Niagara and Iguasu. What we got was essentially water trickling over scaffolding. The same exact thing we can see on just about any city street corner on a rainy day. So, come to NYC, but don't go out of your way to see the falls.

Photo from ABC news

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

oh sucks!! the pictures of what they would look like looked so nice too..

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