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December 8, 2009 / Brooklyn news / Development / Greenpoint / Bloomy in the ’Hood

Bloomy shovels dirt at McCarren Park Pool

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Mayor Bloomberg formally broke ground on the $50-million restoration of McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint on Monday. Since it was closed in 1984, the neighborhood was without its beloved swimming hole — though the ruins reopened in 2005 as a hot indie rock show venue. But that fame ended last February when Bloomberg promised to restore the Robert Moses–era pool, which is on Lorimer Street between Driggs and Bayard avenues, by spring 2012. “I don’t know how good we look in swimsuits, but we’ll make good on our promise to be the first ones to jump in,” Bloomberg said at the groundbreaking, where a half-finished building provided an ironic backdrop.— Andy Campbell

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Mary McCarren from Williamsburg says:
Shovels dirt? Is that supposed to be a sexual pun?
Dec. 8, 2009, 7:53 am
Hopper from los Sures says:
Mary, if you pay close attention, MANY of the Brooklyn Paper's headlines are double-entendres...
especially the ones concerning parks
Dec. 8, 2009, 2:40 pm
Mark Jacobs from Williamsburg says:
I loved that pool. When i lived in Williamsburg, many years ago I used to swim in that pool all the time with R. Glad they are restoring it plus keeping a venue for concerts. I hope to go back one day.

Mark
Dec. 8, 2009, 3:49 pm
Mary McCarren from Williamsburg says:
@hopper - Ooh, very naughty! But i guess we've all had to shovel some dirt at one point or another to get things done!

When he's done shovelling I'd like to go and take a dip in his pool ;-)
Dec. 9, 2009, 7:23 am

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