What Do You Think of the Waterfalls Exhibit? 

Everybody talked about them for quite a while before they actually went up: Olafur Eliasson’s big ol’ waterfalls in the river around Manhattan. We can see a couple of them from our office, and, well, they’re ok. We guess. Maybe we need to buy ourselves a bigger yacht. We headed to DUMBO to see what the view from Brooklyn’s like.
   


MELISSA
Where she presides:
Superfine, DUMBO
Favorite drink: Anything but gin
Well, you know, I like them when it’s windy. But for the most part I think there’s too much metal stuff going on and not enough water. Like, the structure overshadows the effect of the water. I’d have liked it more if there’d been a better sense of the water. [You seem to have thought about this a lot.] Yeah, well, I kinda have. I do a lot of driving. Like, I’ve driven past the one on the BQE and the one on the FDR.  And that’s a perspective not everyone sees. I don’t think a lot of people look at them very hard. Not that many people are going to really go out on that ferry or anything just to see them.
   
ANASTASIA
Where she presides:
Park Blue, Midtown West
Favorite drink: Sauvignon Blanc
I would never spend money on something like that.  It’s not that impressive. Maybe older people like it, but young people like me think it’s silly. The scaffolding, as a statement?  I mean,  don’t we have enough scaffolding? If I had all that money, I would travel and see the world.
   
OXAMA
Where she presides:
Toro, DUMBO
Favorite drink: “It depends”
It’s nice, I guess. I’ve seen them all, driven past them and stuff. They’re pretty and everything… I think people should come down to see them. [Do you prefer these to the Gates exhibit in Central Park a while back?] No. I don’t know. I don’t remember that.
   
KAREN
Where she presides:
68 Jay, DUMBO
Favorite drink: Wine
I wish they’d sucked up those two developers in their kayaks. [Huh?] I guess that doesn’t answer your question. Well, it’s ok, it kinda looks like leaky scaffolding. Yeah, I guess tourists seem to like it.
   
PETER
Where he drinks:
68 Jay, DUMBO
Favorite drink: Stella
You know what? They gotta fix the pressure there.  It’s always changing. Sometimes it’s just trickling, like a drip, and sometimes it’s coming down by the gushes. What’s that about? You know, for fifteen million dollars, I could have done it better myself.

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