Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Brooklyn Waterfall Package

We took a walk to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade yesterday and were amazed to see how tall the waterfall grid work (for one of the giant fake waterfalls designed by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson) has grown.

The tower, between Piers 4 and 5, is similar to the grid under the Brooklyn Bridge but it stands out more because there's nothing nearby.

Here's something we found in STLtoday:
"The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, the only luxury hotel featuring waterfall views from guest rooms, is promoting a waterfalls package that starts at $630 a couple a night. The package includes luxury harbor-view rooms equipped with telescopes, two tickets to [a] 60-minute cruise, complimentary shuttle bus service and breakfast for two."

Hmmn... Maybe we should offer tourists our own Brooklyn waterfall package. It might include a walking tour along the Promenade to peer at the back of Waterfall #1 (and hear amazing stories about Robert Moses and his Highway from Hell), a stroll down the hill to Fulton Ferry Landing for ice cream at the factory and a some American History fun facts, a ramble over to Empire State Park to see the building without a roof and Waterfall #2, an art gallery or two, drinks and dinner at any of several fine Dumbo restaurants (or the River Cafe for our deluxe package), with either a grand finale concert at Barge Music or something cutting edge at St. Ann's.

Hotel: optional.

Photo by MK Metz
Giant Waterfall Grid Grows Under Brooklyn Bridge

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