New York City's Little Island



Replacing a derelict pier on the Hudson River, Little Island is a new public space and performance venue constructed on top of concrete pilings shaped like tulips. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, about their $260 million present to New York City.

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37 comments

  1. The money for that island could have been used for housing for domestic violence survivors.

  2. This reminds me of growing up in Dallas , there was always so many cool/unique things and places being built directly from private donors who cared about the city’s growth 👏🏽🤘🏽

  3. I don't have a problem really with this, building something extraordinary and giving it to the public. I mean yes there's forever people that deserve the money more, and endless arguments about who deserves it most. But then there would never be anything great built by humanity to inspire us, or amazing things to go see. Life is already short, and it would also be dull.

  4. and while public spaces may not cure diseases, they go a long way to help prevent them! Thank you for creating the space!

  5. Snobs don't allow dogs🐶. There's nothing to do there. The amphitheatre is ugly and small. Rich people blocking the view of NJ. It's ugly too

  6. I hope no stupid and suicidal people would spoil the experience of the sane populace that’ll lead to the closure like what they did to The Vessel.

  7. More billionaires should follow their example and use their resources to make the world better, not worse.

  8. Why doesn’t these billionaires build houses on these empty lots and sell them cheap and do something for the communities they’re wasting money building parks we have parks all over New York but then he homes all over New Jersey and all over Florida and all over California and all over the world they need houses they’re a rebuilt

  9. how does Native Americans say it [ deer tick ] suck the living life out of you and discard you

  10. dam nick fury – its a flerken that wants your tesseract [ e= mc square and good top health parts ]

  11. Better Billionaire then Jeff Bezos, who recently admitted on video all Amazon workers paid for his little trip to space😢

  12. this is the example of how money well spend and should spend . the design wise is truly beautiful .

  13. You can’t take $ with you, but you can build something cool for generations to enjoy. Kind of like planting a tree…. Not for you, but for people after you.

  14. What the heck is wrong with a rich cat building a park, it's been going on for since the early days of Rome. Are you that hard up for a news story you have to spin something out of nothing?

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