Waterfalls In New York City : Art or Junk?
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Brooklyn Promenade until I saw the Waterfalls, What a big disappointment. Olafur Eliasson is the artist that is responsible for putting up 4 waterfalls in the New York Harbor.
In a project that cost 15 million dollars in private funds I have to call this very very disappointing. It looks like scaffolding with rain water running off. When I went to explaining it to someone there they started laughing. They thought it was some sort of filtering process for the East river.
I guess in a good way more people will discover Brooklyn but besides that I think it makes the city look stupid. The scaffolding should have been surrounded by some sort of background.
As you can see being on a boat gives you the best view.
I like this one with the New York City Police boat.
A Paddleboat tour
View from Brooklyn Bridge park. Really not a good view from here.
If you are coming to the city to see the waterfalls I suggest taking the Water Taxi tour or maybe the circle line located at 42nd street and the Hudson river.
If you want to take a walking tour you can start by going to the South Street Seaport and taking pictures of the waterfall that is under the Brooklyn Bridge. Then I would walk over the Brooklyn Bridge while taking pictures of the waterfall that is near the FDR Drive. It will be on the left side as you walk to Brooklyn. Then I would head over to Brooklyn Bridge park then pass by Fulton Landing then up to the Brooklyn Promenade. You can also take the water taxi from The seaport to Fulton Landing and save a lot of walking.
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