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New York City has just announced its latest public art blockbuster. Four giant waterfalls, ranging from 90 to 120 feet high, will fall from towering scaffolds into the East River and the New York Harbor this summer. In the tradition of The Gates, it will be monumental.The scale of the project may remind..



New York City has just announced its latest public art blockbuster. Four giant waterfalls, ranging from 90 to 120 feet high, will fall from towering scaffolds into the East River and the New York Harbor this summer. In the tradition of The Gates, it will be monumental.


The scale of the project may remind urbanites of the potency of elemental forces, focus New Yorkers on their neglected waterfront, and lure tourist dollars. But for every media-friendly public art extravaganza, there are countless smaller, more personal projects that go more or less unmentioned. Here's some current public art in New York you won't hear about in the news.

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