The Pool’s Open At 141 Frost Street!

May 8, 2008 by
Filed under: Williamsburg 

I don’t know about any of you, but I cannot wait for summer. There are few things Miss Heather likes more than lazing at the beach or haunting the local swimming pool. The only bitch is access.

Sure, I love Coney Island but the subway ride there is long enough to lull me into an existentialist stupor. The McCarren Park Pool is set to be restored to some semblance of its former glory, but this isn’t going to come to pass for years. I have never been one to have much patience. I want gratification and I wanted it yesterday.

For this reason you can imagine my glee when I learned that this lot at 141 Frost Street has everything I need to enjoy a good summertime dip.

1. A diving plank and plenty of sunshine. I can almost smell the Coppertone now!

2. And lest we forget, WATER!

Perhaps I am simply being a worry wort, but something about this picture just doesn’t look right. Anyone?

Miss Heather


5 Comments on The Pool’s Open At 141 Frost Street!

  1. jake_tuff on Thu, 8th May 2008 1:24 pm
  2. How did you get those pictures of the inside of the lot?

  3. missheather on Thu, 8th May 2008 1:34 pm
  4. See that hellacious gap under the fence? That and a digital camera with optical zoom is how. Fears of being arrested for trespassing aside, I wouldn’t set foot on that lot. The green water scares me.

  5. amandabee on Thu, 8th May 2008 3:12 pm
  6. Do you actually call this stuff in to 311, too?

    We had a cesspool like that on our block and then a storm knocked out the construction fence. Luckily it was winter so there weren’t a lot of kids out running around, but (like you didn’t know this) gaping maws of earth full of water, sketchy green or not, are like fly traps to kids.

  7. SouthOfNYC on Fri, 9th May 2008 10:08 am
  8. Being a single guy, I don’t always wash my beach towel after a swim – but after a swim in this pool I most definitely would… I might even use some extra Chlorox.

  9. Duke87 on Sun, 11th May 2008 12:38 am
  10. Well, when you dig below the groundwater table, your hole will fill with water unless you do something to prevent that from happening. For small scale projects, usually excess water is continually pumped out during construction. The contractor seems to have at least temporarily neglected to do that here.

    So, here’s a pleasant thought: the water in the ground is no doubt a greenish color all around the area, not just in “the pool” there. Might our friends at ExxonMobil have something to do with this?

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