Governor's Island was a nice place to get a close-up look at one of Olafur Eliasson's "Waterfalls." You've probably heard about this public art presentation which is situated at four spots in the East River. Here is a description from the New York Times. "The New York City Waterfalls" is a public art project of four man-made waterfalls rising from New York Harbor, some as high as the Statue of Liberty. Organized by the nonprofit Public Art Fund and the city of New York, it is being billed as the city's biggest such project since "The Gates," the $20 million effort by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005."
They make a really beautiful and soothing sound up close and I enjoyed sitting for a while near this one.