New York City Needs These River Pools

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This is the East River State park. It's next to my house and—in the spring, summer, and early fall—I love to go there and lay down to read a book. Sadly, that pool is not there.

Illustration for article titled New York City Needs These River Pools

The project is a concept for now, but if the people from + pool have their way, it may happen next year. I know that everyone in NYC would love to have these pools all around the East River and the Hudson, in front of the many parks next to these rivers.

The project was launched with the ambition to improve the use of the city's natural resources by providing a clean and safe way for the public to swim in New York's waters. This site is the culmination of Concept Design for + Pool and we are looking to build a team of interested organizations and professionals to continue the development of the project into a buildable proposal.

Our next step is to partner with local cultural, developmental and environmental groups to raise public and private interest, identify civic potential and approach the municipality, while working with engineers, planners and specialists to refine the social and ecological performance of + Pool.

Alternatively, the city and the state may try to make the East River and the Hudson completely clean, and create actual beaches. But since that's not going to happen, New Yorkers should better ask for the less expensive option. If you live in New York and want to support the idea, go to their website. [Plus Pool]



Daddy, it burns!

That's just the high concentrations of dissolved metallic contaminants and industrial waste honey, just put on your goggles.

But the goggles, they do nothing!

Thaaat's my girl.