NX Express 292 Posted July 16, 2010 Share #1 Posted July 16, 2010 A rendering of what a portable pool on Park Avenue will look like. A Brooklyn company will lend the city three pools. Lifeguard services will be donated separately. By DAVID W. CHEN Published: July 15, 2010 For those New Yorkers who never received a coveted invitation last summer to dive into Dumpsters converted into pools in Brooklyn, there is a much easier alternative this year: Park Avenue. For the first three Saturdays in August, the Bloomberg administration will open three Dumpster pools on the east side of Park Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets. With Grand Central Terminal and the MetLife Building serving as a backdrop, the pools will be above ground, encircled by a five-foot-wide metal deck with a nonstick rubber surface, and accompanied by several changing-room cabanas, portable showers and portable toilets. The pools, which will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., are part of the city’s Summer Streets initiative, now entering its third year, which closes off long stretches of Park Avenue and other streets to cars and trucks. ...Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/nyregion/16pool.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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