Waterfalls in New York City; East Village Waterfall Proposal

WaterfallYesterday’s article in The New York Times by Carol Vogel was the first I have heard of the waterfalls planned for New York City.

A Dane-ish, Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, proposed the project to the Mayor, the Public Art Fund and the City of New York. Evidently we decided to go for it and no one informed East Village Podcasts. The water starts running beginning June 26 and lasts until October 13. Each day, the faucet is “on” from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To visit the New York City Waterfalls website, click here.

It is being billed as the city’s biggest public art project since “The Gates,” the $20 million installation in Central Park of orange shower curtains and over sized Lincoln Logs by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005.

Proposal for Waterfall in East Village

At this time, there are no waterfalls planned for the East Village. Not to worry.

East Village Podcasts’ proposal: erect a waterfall in the middle of First Avenue near Houston.

Imagine water pouring up the avenue, propelling cars to their destination even faster than before. Additional foot traffic will increase revenues for area restaurants and bars. New real estate opportunities may arise around beach or riverfront property – even waterfall hotel packages.

What do you think?

Location for East Village Waterfall

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June 3rd, 2008

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City


  • 1. Bill Millard  |  June 4th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Great idea — sure, let’s have one here, but with a little outside-the-box thinking about the location, it could serve neighborhood-defense purposes as well. [Insert appropriate quote from “Taxi Driver” about Washing Scum Off the Streets here.] How about AIMING THE WATERFALL DIRECTLY INTO the Cooper Square Hotel, or the Varvatos Post-CB’s Mausoleum, or any other magnet for the annoying overprivileged?

    Soak the rich. Literally.


  • 2. tj  |  June 4th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Bringing art to the masses is always a good idea. Especially when you really force it on them.

  • 3. ariane  |  June 9th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Love the interesting waterfall picture on curbed.com!! Fantazzamatazz.


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