06/25/15 1:06pm
pop-up pool

Everybody into the pool (for 45 minutes). Photo by Etienne Frossard, via Facebook

When it comes to public pools in Brooklyn, we’ve got plenty. The one amenity those pools lack is that they’re not located in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can swim and look out on great views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty and the financial sector of Manhattan (and wonder how they’ll all screw us over next). On the other hand, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool has all of those amenities, and it opens tomorrow, June 26 for free 45-minute swim sessions throughout the day. Everyone into the pool (in an orderly fashion)! (more…)

06/27/14 7:00am
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Why swim anywhere else? Photo by Julienne Schaer, via Brooklyn Bridge Park

It’s summer, which means of course that it’s hot, damn hot. So hot that we want to hang out at Brooklyn Bridge Park and we want to swim, but we don’t have time to wait for the +POOL. Fortunately, there’s a better solution to just being hot and waiting, and that’s the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool, which opens for business (swim business) today at 10am. Why are you still reading this? Run down there to the pool! (more…)

06/21/13 8:44am
Pop on in

Pop on in. via NYC Parks Department

So we’re all very excited, and maybe a little grossed out, by the thought of the East River pool. But let’s not miss the pools for the diving boards: Brooklyn has a bunch of awesome pools even without a floating one. And just like last year, we can add one to the list, because the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s pop-up pool is coming back next Thursday, June 27, when the rest of the city’s pools open. (more…)