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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Floating Pool Gets a Boost

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The idea of a permanent floating pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park has been, er, floating around for a while now. It's finally, the Daily News reports, one step closer to reality. Park officials applied last week for a Department of Environmental Conservation permit for the floating pool, which has been in demand since 2007, when a temporary floating pool docked in Brooklyn Heights and the lines lasted all summer long. The floating pool would be in the East River on the north side of the park's Pier 5, which leads us to hope that it will bear some resemblance to our obsession +pool. The only hurdle: the floating pool would cost $5 million to $10 million the park doesn't have. "It is a lot of money, but [for] a $350 million park to have a pool is an important amenity for a small fraction of the cost," floating pool fan and State Senator Daniel Squadron tells the Daily News. For the moment, though, zero dollars out of $5 million or $10 million is still zero.
· Brooklyn Bridge Park applies for permit to open up its own floating pool [NYDN]
· City Could Anchor Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park [Curbed]
· East River Floating Pool Concept Dives Right Into Our Hearts [Curbed]

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201