I had a visit to the city about 2 weeks ago, and had to check out the new art installation in Madison Square Park. Here is some info from their website:
Bringing a nautical feel to Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, New York-based artist Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue is splashing the park with the primary colors throughout the spring and summer. The installation is comprised of 1.4 million feet of hand-knotted rope – enough to span the length of Manhattan nearly 20 times – repurposed and collected from up and down the Eastern seaboard. Genger used 3,500 gallons of paint to transform the rope before layering it in wave-like sculptures throughout the park. The work, which took more than two years to complete, will be on display until September 8, 2013 after which it will travel to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum outside Boston -
Madison Square Park is a wonderful place to enjoy in the Flatiron district. What I like about the area are many amazing shops, cafes and restaurants but the crowds are bearable unlike Rockefeller Center area. This area gives you more of a feel for the "real" New York City as well as many folks live in the area. Be sure to have it on your "to-do" list when you travel to the city!!
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