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Dumpster Pools Invading New York

posted Saturday Jul 17, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Dumpster Pools Invading New York

If you have traveled to the New York area in the past month or so, you might want to buy a time machine and change your plans because everyone will want to see this. The first 3 Saturdays of August, the Bloomberg administration will be placing 3 dumpster-pools on Park Avenue between 40th and 41st. Yes, you read that right, dumpster pools.

The pools are designed by Macro-Sea, a company based in Brooklyn. They will be fully-lined, Department of Health certified clean and bigger than any dumpster you've ever swam in before. Measuring out at 8 feet wide, 22 feet long and upwards of 5 1/2 feet deep. this is the tourist destination of the summer.

Hit the break to find out more about the dumpster pools!

The city's transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, said,

While they have been lovingly referred to as Dumpster pools, don’t let the name fool you. These are clean, compliant mobile pools that will put even more 'park' into Park Avenue. It will almost be like a Park Avenue boardwalk.

This is not the first time the company has pulled this social stunt. Last summer they did the same thing, but in Brooklyn. This year's event is a lot bigger, including the location. They will be encircling the three pools with a 5 foot metal deck covered with a nonslip robber surface. Stairs on each side to get up to the above-ground dumpsters, plus changing cabanas and restrooms.

No word if Bloomberg himself will show up, but Sadik-Khan said, "I'm certainly going to get my feet wet."


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