Brooklyn 11211 points out that the city has issued an RFP for prospective operators of a seasonal ice skating rink at McCarren Park Pool. Here’s the official word from the city on what’s being sought: “Parks is seeking proposals for the development, operation, and maintenance of a high quality, outdoor, seasonal ice rink at the McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn. Unless otherwise approved by Parks, the seasonal ice rink may only be operated for a single, continuous period between October 15 and March 30 (‘Ice Rink Season’) during each year of the License term. The concession must include a seasonal ice rink, skate rental and sharpening. The concession may include a pro shop and up to three (3) Mobile Food Units.” The schematic above, from the RFP, shows a possible lay out for the rink above the pool deck, and the document says the maximum estimated dimensions for it are around 80 feet by 125 feet. The revamped pool is supposed to be ready for swimmers this summer.
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 175-183 6th Avenue Cross Streets: Lincoln and Berkeley places Neighborhood: Park Slope Year Built: 1889 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: Frederick B. Langston Other work by architect: Row houses on Hancock Street, Bedford Stuyvesant. With frequent partner Magnus Dahlander – row houses, flats buildings in […]
A group of artists are transforming a large parking garage on Dean Street between Grand and Classon into a performance space that will feature a restaurant, bar, art gallery and a large backyard, as DNAinfo was the first to report. Their venture, Global Square, will host concerts, dance performances, movie nights and art shows at […]