• $15.5 million in direct spending on the exhibition’s total presentation, including building materials, construction, operation, disassembly and promotional and educational materials.
• An estimated $26.3 million in incremental spending by the 1.4 million visitors to the show.
• An estimated $26.8 million in “indirect spending from these expenditures.”
Question: Do I believe that the waterfalls earned NYC sixty nine (69) billion dollars?
Answer: No. No I do not.
It's great to see art in the city, but for next time...better. I request better art.
Not really all that relatedly, here are some interesting things to read about Bloomberg's attempt at changing a city-wide referendum that's been voted on (twice) so that he can remain mayor: Article in Slate, and this post in Lost City.