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A waterfall in New York City

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Sherwin was in town for a conference this week and so I actually was able to show off the city to someone, rather than the usual other way around. Along with his cousin M-Rod, he and I went to lunch at Momofuku Noodle Bar, GQ Chef of the Year David Chang’s ode to the Ramen. From there, we taxied back to the Grand Cnetral Hyatt. I snapped the photo to the right of the NYC Waterfall at the Brooklyn Bridge.

New York City Waterfalls is an art installation by artist Olafur Eliasson, in collaboration with the Public Art Fund, consisting of four man-made waterfalls placed around New York City along the East River. At $15.5 million, it is the most expensive public arts project since Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s installation of The Gates in Central Park. The waterfalls officially began flowing on June 26, 2008. They will run from 7 am to 10 pm (under illumination after sunset), until October 13, 2008.

Dinner was at Buddakan, one of the most opulent restaurants in the city. The real excitement was at the vodka bar we wandered into late in the evening. Evidently, the KGB went in to the restaurant business.

More information is available at Artsy’s Olafur Eliasson page, with images, up to date exhibitions, recommended artists, and a few examples of his lesser-known photogravure work.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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