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Thursday, February 14, 2008

McCarren Park Update


Rendering of finalized McCarren Park Pool Plan ( NYC Parks Department)

I've been given the green light to write a feature on McCarren Park for the summer issue of New York Runner. That means I'll have lots of reporting for the blog between now and then. How about this for starters:

It's Official: McCarren Park Pool to Re-Open
It's been reported in some neighborhood weeklies and on a few blogs (here and here for example). The compromise community plan was announced at a sparcely attended meeting yesterday to generaql acceptance. Work will start by the end the year and will run through 2011. Amenities include a surprisingly large swim area (75% of the original Olympic size) a diving area, ice skating in the winter, a gym (privately operated? we wonder based on this), and a recreation facility. No skate park, no concerts. Presumably, the adjacent wading area will be renovated as well. Good news for tots and millionaire condo owners. Bad news for club kids.

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