Bryant Park devotees will remember that the Josephine Shaw Lowell Fountain famously froze this winter, drawing all kinds of media attention and traction on social media. The Fountain became encrusted in so many layers of ice that the weight of the ice was endangering the Fountain's structural integrity. Sadly, we had to turn off the water to save the Fountain.
You'll be glad to know that the Fountain's water source has been turned back on. You can once again enjoy the fountain's gurgling as you eat lunch, and toss coins into its granite bowl. Did you know that we collect approximately $4,000 in change per year from the Fountain? It all goes back into Fountain maintenance, making it a self-sustaining park feature; yearly Fountain maintenance costs about $4,000.
We're thrilled that Spring is here, and our proudest asset is now "liquid" instead of "frozen"!
|The Fountain is once again filled with water.|