As I snapped this photo on Sunday afternoon during a jaunt to the Pop Up Park, I thought to myself, “Geez that waterfall sure must be buggin’ the River Cafe folks.” Forgetting that observation instantly, I finished my watermelon juice and went home. Amazingly, the New York Post reports today that the wonderful NYC Waterfalls may be killing the River Cafe’s trees with its salt water spray:
NY Post: A-Salt-Ed by the Falls: Restaurant owner Buzzy O’Keeffe worries that some of his prized plantings might not recover. He said, “I put these trees in 32 years ago,” when he launched the celebrated eatery at what was then a desolate and forbidding location. “It’s a great little park with its own irrigation system. Now, the salt spray hits them when the wind shifts in our direction,” he said.