McCarren Park Pool To Be Converted To, Well, a Swimming Pool
The Infinity Pool, National Hotel, South Beach [Flickr/imjustsayin]
An article in today's NY Times digs deep into Mayor Bloomberg's 25-year plan for greening New York to unearth a couple of items that didn't make it into Sunday's Earth Day press conference.
Besides reopening the city's oldest bridge - the 1848 High Bridge pedestrian bridge connecting upper Manhattan to the Bronx over the Hell Gate section of the East River - the proposal calls for spending $50 Million to rehab the Northside Williamsburg's McCarren Park swimming pool, which has been closed since 1984. According to the Times, the Mayor's plan would downsize the pool by one third to an Olympic-sized venue. Renovations would begin this summer, and the pool would reopen for swimming in a "couple years".
No word yet from JellyNYC or Clear Channel on how the plan might affect this summer's anticipated concert series'.
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