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Parks Officials Present Plans For McCarren Pool


From NY1:

The goal is to reopen the pool and provide a year-round recreation center, while preserving the existing landmark buildings and their unique archways.

"The brickwork is going to be replaced. It'll be brick that matches exactly how it is now," explained Martin Maher of the Parks Department.

The pool will not be as large as the original. Instead, it will be reconfigured to a U-shaped design accommodating 2,500 people. The middle will be a beach area in the summer and turn into an ice staking rink in the winter. Outdoor pavilions will be added on site to serve as changing stations.

Looks like what we already knew is now official. No more shows.


i feel like this will be dragged out for years and years, and in the meantime, we're out of a great venue. i'm pissed.

Is there any word on the Bushwick Inlet Park? I had read that this is all on track (at least the park it's self, don't know about the proposed concerts that were talked about), but I walk past where the park is supposed to be and it doesn't look like any progress has been made.

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