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Art Damage: River Cafe Sues Over Waterfalls

The New York Post reports that the River Cafe is suing the New York Public Art Fund and Danish artist Olafur Eliasson for $3 million in damages they claim were the direct result of last year’s NYC Waterfalls art installation along the East River. New York Post: There were 90 to 120 days of saltwater […]

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Waterfalls Didn’t Hurt Trees, Now Can We Just STFU About It?

Just as experts promised last year during the brouhaha/embroglio/cluster**** over  Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls art project allegedly inflicting damage upon trees along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade,  the Brooklyn Eagle has found someone who says the trees are A-OK.  Not only that, but the recent wet weather has caused  some trees along Columbia Heights to be  “too […]

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Eagle: Folks Fidget Over Fate of Foliage

The Brooklyn Eagle follows up on last year’s War on Trees waged in part  by the NYC Waterfalls “art” installation. Brooklyn Eagle: Anxious eyes are looking for green buds on the honey locust trees and other plants along the south end of the Promenade. Leaves were turned brown last summer by a windblown salty spray […]

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Deconstructing Art

This morning, workers were busy disassembling the tower that supported Olafur Eliasson’s “Waterfall” near the foot of Remsen Street.

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Waterfalls at Sundown.

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Farewell, NYC Waterfalls

The spigot on Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls art project will be turned off today for good.  The exhibit, which opened in late June, caused controversy as its salt water spray is being blamed for tree damage in Brooklyn Heights.  Today’s NY Times delivers the Falls’ eulogy:

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BHA on Tree Killin’ Waterfalls: Never Again!

Even though an arborist tells the Brooklyn Paper that the Brooklyn Heights trees assaulted by the salt water spray of Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls will not be permanently damaged,  it’s enough for the BHA to shout “never again!”:

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NYC Waterfalls Hours Cut in Half

The NYC Parks Department has cut the hours of operation of the NYC Waterfalls art installation in half.  The move comes in response to the Brooklyn Heights Association’s call to turn Olafur Eliason’s project off completely a month before its October 13 end date due to tree damage they believe was caused by its salt […]

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Parks Deparment: Chill Out, Trees Will Be Fine

The Brooklyn Heights Association fired off a letter yesterday to the city’s Community Assistance Unit commissioner asking that the NYC Waterfalls “art” installation be turned off after Labor Day, weeks earlier than planned.  BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton made the original declaration in this week’s Brooklyn Paper and followed that up by telling the NY […]

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Trees are Dyin': BHA Says Shut Falls Off!

The BHA wants the tree-killin’ NYC Waterfalls shut down according to a report in the Brooklyn Paper.  The organization’s Executive Director Judy Stanton says, “I think it’s enough…They’re damaging the local environment and I don’t think it’s worth it to have this question remain: Will the trees come back?” What do you think? Is this […]

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