The New York City Waterfalls 

Now through October 13

A major new work by internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson, and commissioned by the Public Art Fund, the project consists of four monumental, man-made waterfalls installed at four sites along the shores of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Governors Island.

The waterfalls will be lit after sunset, adding a striking element to New York City's iconic skyline.

The Circle Line provides free and discounted special boat tours of the waterfalls from Pier 16 at Manhattan's South Street Seaport. 

For more info, visit:

To get there from Escape Guesthouse: (for boat tours) take the 2 or 3 train to Fulton Street and walk west to the Seaport.


 The Skyscraper Museum

skyscraper museum current exhibit

Current Exhibit : Vertical Cities (the second in a cycle of three related exhibitions)

The three-exhibition series, entitled FUTURE CITY: 20 | 21 juxtaposes early 20th-century American visions of futuristic skyscraper cities with an exploration of Chinese cities today, pursuing the parallel conditions of rapid modernization and urbanization. The first exhibition of the cycle, "New York Modern" showcased New York's emergence in the 1920s as the preeminent skyscraper city, and the third, “China Prophecy,” explores the 21st-century skyscraper city of Shanghai.

The Skyscraper Museum is located in lower Manhattan's Battery Park City at 39 Battery Place. Museum hours are 12-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday. General admission is $5, $2.50 for students and seniors.

For more info, visit

To get there from Escape Guesthouse: take the 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green and walk east. 


 Spiegelworld's Absinthe 2008

Now through November 2 at Pier 17

A night time saunter through the strangest, most sultry circus in town. Absinthe collides fair ground attraction with torch song and spectacle within the elegant, sumptuous surrounds of an exceptional venue.

Says the New York Times, "Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and painted by George Grosz. A blend of skill, erotic innuendo and zaniness. The memorable moments make a jaded audience literally gasp."

(Performances run Tuesday-Sunday. Nightowls can catch the midnight show on Saturdays, early birds can catch the 7:30 on Tuesdays, or the 8:00 on Fridays and Sundays.  10pm shows run Wednesday-Saturday.)

For tickets, additional shows, and more info visit

To get there from Escape Guesthouse: take the A/C train to Fulton Street in Manhattan, walk east on Fulton to the river and Pier 17.


Looking forward to seeing you in Brooklyn this fall!

Love, Liz

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