Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Waterpod on the East River

The Waterpod docked here at Pier 5 in the Heights is heading back out to sea. I wrote a post for the Brooklyn Heights blog last week about how it was like Noah's Ark. It's a self-sustainable floating art gallery and home. It's the brain child of Mary Mattingly. They have three chickens, flowers, hydroponic gardens, bedrooms, a galley, and a bar. They need 50,000 more dollars to keep it going until October. I hope they get the money. When I was visiting, I had this strange Mad Max sensation that in twenty years from now, club kids would not be dropping E and snorting coke in the bathroom--- they'll be listening to an alt-rock band, amps and lights powered by a freak on a bicycle. Think about it.


  1. That is so cool! I hope they get the money, too. And your idea is not far off in the anything could happen world we seem to inhabit.

  2. What a great concept. Followed the link to your other post and a link there to the Waterpod site.
    Way cool. I only wish self-sustaining applied all the way around. Hope money will be raised to keep it going.

  3. And they want to keep it going, get it winterized and spend the cold months on the river, I also hope it works out for them, a great group of people, and Mary Mattingly is truly visionary. LAS