The Pop-Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park has been a huge hit since its debut in 2012, and we were kind of sad to see it go.
But pool-goers have saved the day (and maybe even won the summer).
Following a petition with more than 800 signatures as well as yesterday’s rally, the temporary pool might stick around.
DNA Info reports that State Senator Daniel Squadron was one of the officials who made the pool happen by signing 2011’s Memorandum of Understanding, and he’s taking his commitment to the next level.
With Councilman Stephen Levin and Borough President Eric Adams, Squadron is asking the city to consider setting aside money for a permanent pool while keeping the Pop-Up Pool open.
At yesterday’s rally, Squadron said that a survey of 189 people revealed that 72 percent visited the pool at least monthly and 82 percent came from outside the pool’s Brooklyn Heights zip code.
A resident of Brownsville, Nicole McCarthy has referred to the pool as “our little vacation spot,” a great place to take her three youngest children.
Brooklyn Bridge Park hopes to turn the 3.4 acres of joy into parkland. They also noted that there’s no money in the budget for a legit pool.
State Senator Squadron, in response, did say a floating pool on the river might work.
When we heard that, we thought "Wait a minute, a floating pool….oh wait."
So maybe +POOL should look no further than their backyard to provide some sample pools. Nothing says winning the summer like helping people enjoy their pool time.[via DNA Info] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]