In their latest effort to drum up support for a floating swimming pool in one of NYC’s rivers, the team behind +POOL has released a short documentary highlighting their efforts, and they’ve roped in none other than Neil Patrick Harris to narrate it.
In April this year, +POOL teamed up with Heineken’s Cities Project: if the team behind the floating pool could garner 100,000 signatures in support of the project, Heineken would contribute $100,000 towards making that happen.
The +POOL team debuted their short film, Floating an Idea: The + POOL Story, at a party hosted at Watermark Pier 15 on Thursday. Whether you’re familiar with the project or are just hearing about for the first time, there’s a little something in here for you.
The film highlights the years-long process of how the founders, Oana Stanescu, Dong-Ping Wong, Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeff Franklin have worked to make their dream a reality. Considering the city has told them that there are no funds to pursue this type of project, there’s still a long way to go, but the +POOL team is persevering.
“Things happen in this city with 1,000 signatures,” Lee Coates IV, said in a statement. “We’re trying to get 100,000 signatures to tell the city we want to swim in the river, and we want to do that with + POOL…. you can’t ignore that.”
So far, they’ve amassed 4,307 signatures, and they’re hoping this film will bring in some more. Here it is now: