Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Lonely Waterfall

We really like Olfar Eliasson's "The Waterfalls"particularly because it is bringing so many people to New York City's Upper Harbor and the installation brings the entire landscape of the waterfront, from Governor's Island up the East River to the Manhattan Bridge. And the waterfall that is installed underneath the Brooklyn Bridge is particularly spectacular, not only from the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, but also from the Manhattan side.

We do, however feel sorry for the lonely, unappreciated waterfall, that sits off the Montague St. entrance of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. First, from the promenade, the viewer sees more structure than it does waterfall, and it is virtually impossible to hear because of the noise from the BQE. To its credit, however, it does make the viewer pay attention to Governor's Island and its waterfall. And its site on Furman Street, while accessible by bicycle and on foot is rarely trafficked, surrounded by fences and barbed wire, but there are spots where the view is priceless.

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5 Comments:

At Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:51:00 PM, Blogger Alli said...

I came across the following blog and thought you might enjoy it... http://junkraft.blogspot.com/

I enjoy reading your blog. It has been a while since I have been on a sailboat and miss it quite a bit. This allows me a taste of what I have been missing.

 
At Monday, July 28, 2008 9:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just completed basic Sailing with Manhattan Sailing Club and am looking for more opportunities to sail. Surprisingly there are few New York sailing blogs.

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 1:24:00 PM, Blogger bonnie said...

Even on the other side, it still looks a little lost.

No, I didn't go by kayak, sooooo much easier & faster to just give Circle Line ten bucks for a quick whip 'round. No cartopping, no figuring currents, no dodging barges - worth ten bucks & then some in my book.

The banana pier one sort of gave me that same "I just sort of got stuck here" vibe. I do want to go see how that one looks from the esplanade on the east side, under the bridges, though. That view has to be interesting.

 
At Monday, August 11, 2008 5:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Waterfalls suck.

 
At Wednesday, December 24, 2008 4:55:00 PM, Blogger steve said...

great site! I've an old 27' O'day that I sail out of gateway. Thanks - as a Brooklyn native it's nice to see appreciation of our waterways - most people who have moved here don't seem to realize how great they are.
Steve

 

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