Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Can Giants Settle on Roosevelt Island?

Recently I came upon this Otterness Giant at a playground on West 42nd between 11th and 12th and thought it would be so cool to install a similiar Giant on Roosevelt Island facing Manhattan.

If it were possible where on the Island would you place this guy? On Rivercross Lawn, Blackwell Park, at Manhattan Park, Lighthouse Park, or by Firefighter's Field?

20 comments:

  1. OMG!! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! I LOVE Tom Otterness' work! Let's see... where on RI, hmmm... How about between 405 and 415 Riverwalk Crossing? Or my 2nd choice would be Firefighter's Field! Love it!

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  2. It is unlikely the island could ever afford it and then there's the question whether Mr. Otterness would accept the commission for a placement of Gulliver on RI. According to a NYT article the cost of the sculpture was about $1.2 million.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/realestate/commercial/30art.html?pagewanted=all

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  3. i hate the bar . its for all the new people who have moved onto the island. the owner caters to these new people., its because they are the ones with money. young white professionals in the morning they go into starbucks for their lattes,go to hell all of you .the low and middle income people are no longer welcomed on this island the owners of these buildings want us out . but do not go anywhere stay on your sec 8 and stay . tell the owners to go to hell . people like baby mama are right . the hell with paying this high rent let the new young professionals pay the high rent. they are the reason we are no longer welcome on this island . this island was made for mixed income but that is no longer .stay on sec8 stay on welfare . stay on any handout you are getting , dont let the owners and the new people win . this was our island first.all you see is white people coming out of the subway. because all the new people moving here are white . this is what the owners want .

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  4. good move ron vass anyone with 2 bedrooms and less will never have to down size and of couse you have 2 bedrooms right ron . i hate you ron you and the eastwood building committee . you all should be put in jail for what you have done to the people of eastwood . with the agreement you made with belson go to hell ron and the rest of you in the e,b,c

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  5. long live eastwood . it will always be eastwood for us old timers . do not move . do not let the new people win . let the new people pay the market rent while we get sec 8 . get bless america ,thats why i dont go to work .why should i work and give 30 percent of my income before taxes to the owner . when sec 8 will pay my 4,000.00 rent i pay 200 sec8 pays 3800.00 . i just love living in america .let the new people work and pay . its the american way

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  6. yes you are right babydaddy . why would a person go to work and pay these cazy rents in eastwood when you can stay at home and let sec 8 pay it for you . see to be in sec8 you should be low income . but if you are middle or high income sec8 is bad for you . so the best thing is to stay home make as little income you can . this way 30 percent of your income . which will be your rent , will be low . but if you plan to go to work get a good paying job with a middle or high income well your rent will be 30 percent of that before taxes and anything else that comes out of your pay . so the thing to do is keep your income low so your rent stays low . see the middle income people got a bad deal this is a deal that ron vass and the eastwood buildings agreed to . so stay on welfare . stay on sec, 8 . sec8 is for low income people . not for middle income . alot of middle income people have moved out of eastwood because of this . but the low income people are safe . welfare ssi . disablly ect. its the middle income people who had to move . thanks to ron vass.so what we have in eaastwood is this . low icome sec8. very little middle income unlass you are in the lap and these new people paying the market rent . so keep your income low and you will always have an apartment in eastwood go on welfare do not go to work ,or you may lose your apartment as the rent will get too high .the middle income people in the lap got a good deal their rent is rent salizied. they can make as much money as that want without the rent going up . but the middle income in sec8 8 . we have it bad . we are not free to make more money because the rent will just keep going up until we are paying the market rent for the apartment . this is why so many people have moved out . so the point is make as little money as you can this way you still will have an apartment .we all have ron vass to thank for this mess .

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  7. Stay poor and broke so people with jobs and brains pay more? You're such a piece of shit. Of course you're worthless and black. Hopefully you all die soon.

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  8. thats right morons like you are paying high rent. while i will sit on my ass and get sec 8 . this is what they wanted when they put me in sec8 , well thats what they are going to get i must keep my income down so i pay less rent . understand you moron, now go to work and pay the high rent if you live in roosevelt landings and pay these rents , you are the moron not me ,just think if you were paying 30 percent of your income what your rent would be , see thats why i keep my income low ,so my rent stays low ha ha ha and you say i am the one with no brains . the people living in roosevelt landings paying market rent , they are the ones with no brains . no door man no gym no pool , low lifes 99 percent of building on sec8 , america what a great nation god bless america .now go back to the upper east side

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  9. what makes you think i am black

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  10. yes paul is right ,i live in a 3800 per month apartment . and all i pay is 300 dollars and sec8 pays 3500 . now the people next door to me are paying 2600 for a 1 bedroom . but they go to work to pay the rent . i dont . now who are the fools , , i just love living in roosevelt landings where else can i get a deal like this . i will never go to work . .

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  11. Paul, your awful grammar and how proud you are that you're a piece of shit makes me think you're black. Pretty simple.
    I hope your building burns down with all of you inside of it.

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  12. but there are lots of people like you . white collage morons paying high rent they will burn also. now go to the bar for a drink , you are a pussy , if i saw you at the bar i will kick your ass . go to star bucks pussy boy you and the rent of get off our island . you people belong on the upper east side. you you white woman have no ass i see you all at the bar . looking to pick up men . what a joke . you all have no ass . get off the island . the housing on this island was not build for you people .bring back affordable housing to the island so we can get rid of these new people .

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  13. i agree with paul . these new people should move off the island . you people are not welcomed here . , thats why i stay on welfare . you people are fools to be paying market rent to live in roosevelt landings . when most people living there are on sec 8.we pay very little rent . .thats why i stay on welfare , this way i can get my sec8 . roosevelt landings is a dump . how the hell they can ask for these big rents is cazy . but i sure as hell will not pay it . you new people are fools .its the building of welfare and all other hand outs and very few working people . but of couse no one tells you the true things that go on in that building or should i say buildings

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  14. This is ridiculous. One racist moron posting the same crap for months on end, using a variety of different names (three names for this post alone!) and one racist moron rising to the bait. I don't see how any of these asinine comments add to the conversation, especially since they're same on every post, no matter what the subject.

    Frankly I'd rather see garbage like this moderated than spam.

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  15. If we just get rid of all the black people we'll be fine.

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  16. I think a few of the people writing comments here should get back to school quickly.

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  17. did all you new people on the island go for your lattes at starbucks . bring back affordable apartments to the island . tell these new people to move .this was a great place to live before these new apartments were build . i hate these new people . low and middle income people are getting pushed off the island this is not fair . , rioc let this happend .all i see is new white people moving to the island buying their lattes what a joke i hate the red express bus, i stand there at the bus stop as it passes me by and i give all the people on it the finger .before these new buildings went up . we all took the same red bus , none of this express bus b.s. .

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  18. dogs were never allowed on the island . now you can have a dog . now there are more parking spaces, all because of the new type of people moving to the island. when it was low and middle income , the big shots who run the island did not care

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  19. ron vass we need to talk

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  20. next time i am in starbucks and i hold the door for one of you, young professionals,and you do not say thank you . wait and see what i will do ,

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