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Most of the chatter this week has been about the newly reopened McCarren Pool and the violence that's taken place there, but Lost City has some things to say about the Red Hook Pool: "I love it as an emblem of urban democracy...I hate that all those great qualities are nearly choked to death by the staff's dunderheaded and blinkered execution of a ridiculously capricious and soul-killing set of admission guidelines?.If you're found in violation of one, you are sent packing, often after having waited in a long line in the blistering heat. Wearing sneakers and not flip-flops? Gone. Wearing shorts and not a swim suit. Gone. Have a beach ball, extra-large goggles, snorkel, floaties and any such water device? Forget it....Wearing a t-shirt any other color than white? Go home and change." [Lost City]