The Times digs deeper into what's in store for the Parks Department as part of Mayor Bloomberg's futuristic plan for a greener NYC by 2030, and the news is pretty darned dramatic. First up is the High Bridge, the pedestrian walkway that connects Manhattan and the Bronx, which has been closed since the '60s. Starting in 2008, the High Bridge will get a $65 million facelift in advance of a reopening. Very cool, but not as shocking as what's in store for McCarren Pool. Two years from this summer and $50 million later, McCarren Pool will be a pool again, albeit at one-third its current size. Holy shit! Is this already the end of the most controversial hipster music venue in Brooklyn? Will the work this summer affect the dodgeball court? Developing!
· In Park Plan, a New Life for Spaces Long Closed [NYT]
· McCarren Pool Will Have Hipsters This Summer! [Curbed]