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Another WPA Pool; Trouble at the Trump Soho; More!

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STATEN ISLAND?It may be past Labor Day, but summer's not over just yet. When we revisited historic photos of the 11 city pools that opened in the summer of 1936 at the hand of Robert Moses and the Works Progress Administration?as well as the motivation behind the whole initiative?we inadvertently omitted Lyons Pool, which is the largest public pool on Staten Island. As an astute commenter notes: "Outside of the refurbished McCarren, it's arguably in the best shape of any of these Moses-era WPA pools." Its rotunda gets special mention, as does its L shape, which allows views of New York Harbor. [CurbedWire Inbox; photo via Staten Island Arts]

HUDSON SQUARE?The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation sent out a strongly worded e-mail titled "A Disturbing Update Regarding the Trump Soho." A juicy tidbit about the condo-hotel with a history of lawsuits, refunds, and auctions? Turns out GVHSP?long opposed to the glassy development on the grounds that as a hotel property with residential units, it violated zoning for the area at the time it was built?has found that city officials didn't enforce certain legal requirements, such as regular audits, that were a prerequisite for the Trumptastic tower's construction. It's unclear if there will be any consequences at all, but, you know, this Freedom of Information Act thing works. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

PARK SLOPE?The New York Methodist Hospital has an ambitious expansion plan that involves eating up five brownstones and at least 10 other buildings. An earlier meeting about the project wasn't public, but the one happening tomorrow is. Community group Preserve Park Slope is hosting an open forum on the project at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Saviors High School. "[P]otentially the largest neighborhood development undertaken since the creation of the landmark district in 1973," there are at least five contentious issues to discuss, include the hospital's planned eight-story height, car tunnel, parking garage, and more. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

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