From the NY Post:
A massive waterfall built at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge as part of a much-touted art project left a famed restaurant swimming in bills after it was doused with hundreds of tons of salt water, a lawsuit alleges.
The owners of the River Café (right) in Brooklyn claim that their eatery suffered $3 million in damage after being soaked by the art installation, "The New York City Waterfalls."
"There were 90 to 120 days of saltwater rain coming down on us," restaurateur Buzzy O'Keeffe said.
"It ate up aluminum and steel. It short-circuited our electrics. We had fires on our roof."
"The paint was ruined, the awnings were ruined, our outdoor lights are broken, and a lot of our trees just couldn't take it. It's left the place destroyed," O'Keeffe said.
The restaurant's gardens -- much of which had been growing for more than 30 years -- started to turn brown days after the waterfall was turned on, he said.
"Now our lindens and weeping birch are dead, and a lot of the other trees are brown. We've pruned them back, and we're hoping they'll survive, but only time will tell."