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: Originally Tyrian Masonic Lodge, then Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, now Atlantic Senior Center Address: 68 Pennsylvania Avenue Cross Streets: Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: 1906-1907 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Architect: Harde & Short Other buildings by architect: Kismet Temple in Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick Hospital, […]
Jiajein Highsmith, an actor and the owner of WTF Coffee and Dick and Jane’s Bar, both in Fort Greene, is looking to open a hybrid café/bar at 488 Lafayette Avenue in Bed Stuy. For the moment, at least, the establishment is going by the name Lifting Spirits NYC. At a meeting last week, Community Board 3 voted […]