Wednesday, August 06, 2008

New York Waterfalls

The last weekend in July the family and I went to New York City to support Amazing Guy's run in the half marathon. The day before the race we played tourists which included a short ferry ride around the East River to see the latest public art installation. The New York City Waterfalls are four large metal towers which spew out water.

There is one under the Brooklyn Bridge.

By Pier 35 near Rutgers Street.

By the Brooklyn Piers.

By Governors Island.

It was a lovely little tour, especially after we nearly missed it due to many subway delays. Nothing like dragging three kids down multiple blocks of Fulton Street, which is completely torn up due to construction. But we made it and split up because there was no way little lady was leaving the air conditioning. And there was no way I was going to try and take photos through dirty windows.

Amazing Guy graciously sat inside with little lady and one big man while I sat outside in the back with the other big man. I rarely get time with only one son so it was another treat on top of a lovely little tour.

At one point he turned to the older women next to us and on his own said "We're from Boston." He then talked to them about our visit, why we are there, what we had done and asked them questions about their own visit. I was speechless and floored as my son showed conversational skills and social grace I didn't know he had.

The cherry on top of the treat on top of a lovely little tour.


Flower Child said...

how cute! quite impressive. reminds me of some people I know. and thanks for the pics of the waterfalls - haven't had a chance to see them. kinda cool.

Jami said...

I thought the waterfalls were a wicked cool idea when I heard about them and now I know I was right. Thank you for your shots of them. Whenever either of our kids shows signs of growing up (besides the obvious physical ones), it always rocks my world just a little to see some more of the real person they are.

Heather said...

Hey! Governor's Island! I lived there as a kid.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I didn't even know about the waterfalls. How cool!

Next visit, do the ferry ride to Staten Island - it's great, and the kids get to see the Statue of Liberty without doing the waiting thing. And there are often awesome bands on the ferry.

Anonymous said...


A question: Why are you surprised about big man's socials grace and skills?

He has had good teachers.

Oh, can you send me the button code?


Alex Elliot said...

He sounds like one gracious kid which of course I already knew from meeting him this past winter!

Goofball said...

oh cool, I really like those waterfalls