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like I said before.....REEEDICKKKYOUULUSSS!!!!
And coming soon. Get your camera ready... I wonder what kind of security they are going to have, because you know on one of those hot days....
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Randall's Island 'Field of Schemes' Fight Gets Weird


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When we last checked on the Randall's Island 'Field of Schemes' issue, it had been seriously wounded by a judge's decision against the city's plan to sell rights to use athletic fields on the island to nearly two dozen exclusive private schools. The judge said the huge plan had to go through the city's land use review process. In the meantime, work has started on a big 20-court tennis complex with a 4,000 seat stadium.

As it turns out, work has not stopped on the athletic fields either, and yesterday, opponents were back in court trying to tell the judge that the city was thumbing its nose at the court and that its order was being "eviscerated." Construction continues, but the judge may take a field trip to the island.
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NYC Waterfalls could start flowing as early as June



April 15, 2008

Olafur Eliasson is aiming to debut his NYC Waterfalls earlier than the "mid-July" date touted thus far in press releases.

"I am hoping to bring out the waterfalls project in the last week of June," he told media
gathered Tuesday morning for a preview of his "Take Your Time" exhibition that will open at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday.

The four man-made waterfalls will dot the East River -- one under the Brooklyn Bridge, one at Governors Island, one below Brooklyn Heights betwen piers 4 and 5 and another at Manhattan's Pier 35.

Image credit: Waterfall construction this morning, as seen from the FDR. Amy Langfield/NewYorkology.
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I'm so there, and there, and there, and there.
Yeah, its the sort of very simple, yet somehow insane idea that thrives in New York (remember "the Gates"?). Get ready for Circle Line.
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Parking lot paradise on waterfront



The city has just released these renderings of the proposed Bushwick Inlet Park. One of the designs features a building covered in grass — that you can climb on!


By Ben Muessig
April 19, 2008

A weed-strewn parking lot on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg will bloom into a lush waterfront area that features a cutting-edge building topped with a slanted lawn under the latest city plan to create a world-class waterfront park.

The city moved quickly to release renderings of the first phase of the long-planned 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park this month — just weeks after the state unplugged a plan to put a powerplant in the same spot between North Ninth and North 10th streets.

“We want to make every square inch as usable as possible,” architect Gregory Kiss told Community Board 1 on April 8.

“Instead of wasting a third of the space for a parking lot and a maintenance building, we designed a grass slope that will go up and over the building, which creates a 100 percent usable space as well as an overlook for the entire park.”


Neighborhood groups are behind Kiss’s daring plan.

“Covering the roof with a lawn is an amazing solution,” said Dewey Thompson, co-chair of Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning. “It looked like we were going to have a big shed or a maintenance building in our park, but the lawn roofing is a great way to get around that.”

And it’s not just the grassy roof that’s going to be green. Solar panels will provide the building’s energy and excess water will go through filters before draining to the river.

The city plans to break ground on the athletic field this fall and complete it by next summer, when construction will begin on the sloped building. The waterfront wetlands will come later.

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Meet the East River Ping-Pong & Tango Pavilions



Friday, April 25, 2008, by Robert

Among the things being planned for the remakes of the East River waterfront and piers in Lower Manhattan are two new pavilions "underneath the fume-laden F.D.R. Drive near Rutgers Slip."

The description comes from the Villager, which describes them as places "where ping-pong, aerobics, tango and karate could become the norm."

Unlike some controversial elements of plans, the Villager notes that Community Board 3's Waterfront Subcommittee "overwhelmingly supports using the pavilions for dance, exercise and recreation."

The plan is to select a builder by next summer or fall and to have the pavilions open by 2011. In the meantime, everybody's talking about how "community access" gets defined and one local activist says "the devil is in the details," meaning that there could still be some fireworks. Some of the plans from SHoP Architects have previously been called "couch potato" plans.



















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WOW that waterfalls shit is ridiculous. ...and by ridiculous, I mean ridiculously COOOOOL!!!!!!!! I will definitely be goin' to see that shit this summer!

Get those pennies together!
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May 9, 2008

$50,000 Tour of Man-Made NYC Waterfalls in Works




When Olafur Eliasson's NYC Waterfalls start roaring on the East River and New York Harbor this June, cruises like Circle Line will be bringing passengers so close to the spray they’ll need to stock ponchos on board. Sure, you could just look at the falls from any number of points on the shore, but tour boat companies are betting that plenty of people will gladly pay for the Man-Made of the Mist experience.

A press release from Circle Line notes that “in today's travel climate, it is more important than ever to create a memorable experience that provides bragging rights to last a lifetime.” So for rich braggarts with $50,000 to throw around, the company will be offering a luxury “Gold Plate” package tour that includes:

-Champagne: Dom Perignon and Karl Lagerfeld's vintage 1998 "A Bottle Named Desire."

-Chocolate: Knipschildt's La Madeline au Truffe, recognized by Forbes Magazine as the most expensive chocolate in the world.

-Diamonds: Tiffany Jazz™ Drop Earrings.

-Dinner for Two: Six-course meal from Chef Daniel Boulud's Feast & Fêtes catering.

-Presidential Suite: A night in one of New York City's most luxurious presidential suites.


The only thing missing is a diamond-encrusted poncho! And those on a fixed-income needn’t feel shut out – you can also slum it with Circle Line on a $10,000 budget cruise, which features none of the swag but does include a night in the Presidential Suite at Westin New York Times and dinner for two at Le Bernadin. (And yes, Circle Line will still be herding hoi polloi onto double digit tours as well.)

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Oh thank god, I've been wondering what to do what that 50 grand that's been burning a hole in my pocket.
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there are soo many plans for the east river park, but other than the waterfalls which is privately funded, i see no movement on any of them. Finally BK Bridge Park has some motion with the demolition of the the warehouses
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Oh thank god, I've been wondering what to do what that 50 grand that's been burning a hole in my pocket.
LOL. That's just another example of how things take on a life of their own in New York.

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Waterfall Watch: Weird Tower Rises Beneath Brooklyn Heights


A vertical shot of the waterfall's steel framework and some rubble behind it. Presumably, it'll look nice with water and from the other side.


Monday, May 12, 2008, by Robert

This is the steel framework for one of Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls, which is now up on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront. It's north of the former location of the Floating Pool and One Brooklyn Bridge Park, next to a subway ventilation shaft. It is huge (120 feet tall) and also strange looking, although it will presumably look at lot better once the water is turned on from 7AM-10PM, seven days a week, with nighttime lighting. Alas, the view from Brooklyn itself will always be of the tower's backside, no matter how glorious the vista from the Circle Line tour boat.


Here's the waterfall map. Two are in Brooklyn. One is at Governor's Island and on is in Manhattan.



A shot of the tower with crane, from the Brooklyn Promenade last week.
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PEEK & SAY: I SEE LONDON!
B'KLYN 'SCOPE' OFFERS UK VIEW




FARSIGHTED: Ashley Gonzales peers into the Brooklyn "telectroscope" yesterday.



Pals (above from left) Lorena Yeves and Elizabeth Castillo "reflect" with Londoners.



By RITA DELFINER with AP
May 23, 2008 --

Thanks to an artist's tunnel vision, a New Yorker can stand in Brooklyn, wave to someone in London - and see the Brit waving back.

The jolly good show is made possible by a huge optical device called a "telectroscope" created by a sculptor who has also invented a tale about its origin, claiming it was made possible by a long-lost secret tunnel.
The gizmo, which looks like it dates to Queen Victoria's time, was placed at the Fulton Ferry Landing by the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday - and an identical one was set up across the pond on London's South Bank by the Tower Bridge.

Step up to the person-size lens of the brass-and-wood device and you see a life-size view in real time of whoever is gazing through the lens on the other side.

The work by London artist Paul St. George looks like a giant telescope burrowing into the ground.

Publicists for the project would say only that the scope works by using fiberoptic communication.

St. George offers a more creative conceit - saying he just carried out the dream of his great-grandfather Alexander Stanhope St. George, who began excavating a secret tunnel under the ocean over a century ago.

His relative planned to put a telectroscope at each end that would magnify the view through the tunnel and let people on both sides see one another, according to the tale.

Yesterday, spectators used wipe-off boards provided at both sites to exchange messages.

Some used the scope to swap cellphone numbers with strangers so they could hear as well as see one another, said the project's spokesman, Adam Bricault.

"Other people who know each other are setting times to meet up," he said.

There's even talk of marriage proposals by long-distance couples.


"We've heard rumblings of boyfriends and girlfriends and possible engagements," he said.

The scope will operate until June 15, and seeing is believing. Or is it?

The artist is "fascinated by the overlapping territory between illusion and reality - between optical effect and perception," a press release says. "He delights in mesmerizing his audience."



The Telectroscope, which can be used by New Yorkers to see their English cousins, is framed by the Brooklyn Bridge.




Londoners gaze into the Telectroscope near the Tower Bridge.




Lorena Yeves, left, 21 of Manhattan, and Elizabeth Castillo, 21 of San Pedro, Ca. are reflected in the Telectroscope glass as they exchange phone numbers with Tyrone in London.




Friendly New Yorkers communicate by way of signs and smiles at their counterparts in London.




The London end of The Telectroscope sits by the Tower Bridge.
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Londoners who paid 1 pound to look in the Telectroscope gaze enviously at New Yorkers, who get the view for free.
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I like art installations like this, but you have to pay for it in London? what's that about?
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the waterfall thing on the brooklyn piers is so out of way. it seems kind of a waste



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the waterfall thing on the brooklyn piers is so out of way. it seems kind of a waste
That's where the tour boats come in. It's meant to be experienced more from the water...

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Getting ready for some waterfall watchin...

Brooklyn Bridge Pop-Up Park Popping Up on June 26



Thursday, June 12, 2008, by Robert

That pop-up park on Brooklyn Bridge Park land whose renderings we posted
back in late May? It will be opening on June 26, the same day that Olafur
Elliason's waterfalls are turned on.

The summer park was announced at a local community board meeting last
night, the Brooklyn Eagle reports, and will remain open through Labor Day. It
will include four sod mounds "with a slight elevation to improve viewing and to
give children something to roll down," 1,700 square feet of sand, ten
benches, 10 picnic tables and, uh, four trees. Yes, four trees, "to provide
shade." (Don't everybody try to get into the shade at once.)

The park will be open from 10AM to 10PM and Rice will operate a concession
stand. Veggie tofu meatballs while one angles for a seat on one of the 10
benches or shade under one of the four trees and watches the water fall!

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Area of the soon-to-be park (which will eventually be turned into Brooklyn Bridge Park)






View out into the harbor




Looking down on the telectroscope...













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so they tested out a waterfall. i freakin knew it would not look as good as the render. It looks like a mild spray instead of a gushing falls

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Waterfalls Are Very Turned On: Governors Island Revealed



Thursday, June 19, 2008, by Robert

Olafur Eliasson's Brooklyn Heights waterfall was very turned on most of yesterday, prompting a number of pics to land in our inbox, and now, the one at Governors Island has gone on too, yielding the photo above that one might call Danish Waterfall with Swedish Furniture in distance. As of this point, the only one we haven't seen in operation is the one under the Brooklyn Bridge.










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