Presenting the New McCarren Pool


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All things McCarren were revealed at Tuesday night’s Community Board 1 meeting. Architects from Rogers Marvel and Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel presented renderings (above) and divulged details, many of which were documented in an email from Mikki Halpin of the group PoolAid and posted on Gowanus Lounge. A few highlights:
  – The $50 million in funding is secure
  – Pool should be open in two years
  – Pool should hold 2,500 people (that’s a lot of pee!)
  – Main building will house gym and rec center
  – Cabanas will be built as changing rooms
  – No diving pool; volleyball court instead
  – Bathrooms to be built at end if money remains

Sounds good to us.
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