Last Day: Waterfalls

By Jamie Waugh / Published by Dwell
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Today—Monday, October 13—is the final day Olafur Eliasson's Waterfalls will be flowing into the East River. If you've managed to miss the City of New York project thus far, and have curiosity about just what it looks like to see water fall from 100 feet into the East River, here are three ways to do so. Keep in mind the hours: 7am to 10pm daily.

By Foot
The Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO has 12 acres of green space that begs for picnic baskets and offers great views of the waterfalls with downtown Manhattan gleaming as a backdrop.

By Boat
Circle Line Downtown is that chubby-yet-charming yellow tourist vehicle that circumnavigates Manhattan at dizzying frequency, offers daytime as well as sunset cocktail cruises that float right past the falls.

By Bike
The New York City Department of Transportation has organized bike routes with a waterfall icon along the waterfront in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Bike route maps are available so you can trace the route ahead of time and enjoy the ride without distraction.


Jamie Waugh


After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.

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