Monday, September 01, 2008

Next on the NYC public art hit parade

So the unofficial end of summer was greeted by a downer of a public art news item: Eliasson's Waterfalls are having their hours cut back because of some unintended environmental consequences. What do we have to look forward to in the fall? How about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's upcoming piece in Madison Square Park, running from Oct. 24 to Nov. 21? It's called Pulse Park, and will be a little bit more interactive than the Waterfalls are. Think heartbeats of passers-by and spotlights piercing the night, and watch this video from a similar installation in Toronto last year. And in other Madison Square Park related news, Shake Shack is coming to the Upper West Side in October (77th and Columbus, catercorner from Isabella's)!

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