Closing Bell: River Cafe Sues City Over Falls Project


    Last year’s public art project known as The Waterfalls was a huge success in terms of publicity and tourism but it didn’t work out so well for the owner of one Brooklyn institution that had the misfortune to be located right next to one of the four installations by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. River Cafe owner Buzzt O’Keeffe is suing the city’s Public Art Fund and Eliasson for $3 million in damages for the corrosive effect it says the spray from the falls under the Brooklyn Bridge had on the River Cafe restaurant and its surrounding gardens. The litany of problems cited by O’Keefe includes electrical problems, damaged aluminum and steel parts and destroyed plant life.
    River Cafe Sues Over Alleged Waterfalls Damage [NY Post]

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