Photo by Julia Reinstein.
Someone tampered with the famous Lincoln Center fountain on Saturday, dying the normally clear water yellow in the early afternoon. In a statement to the Daily News, Lincoln Center said the dye was “water-based.”
“A water based yellow dye was put into the fountain,” Lincoln Center spokeswoman Mary Caraccioli said in a statement. “The fountain is being cleaned. Our security team notified the NYPD.”
Lincoln Center turned off the water afterward.
The fountain should be up and running on Sunday:
Got an email back from Lincoln Center spox. Seems it was a prank. Rogue Lincoln Center fountain dyer, New York salutes you pic.twitter.com/ij5pX52em4
— Julia Reinstein 👻 (@juliareinstein) November 4, 2017
No immediate arrests were reported.