Brooklyn Bridge Park applies for permit to open up its own floating pool a la Floating Pool Lady


    BY Erin Durkin and Jake Pearson

    Brooklyn Bridge Park could finally get its own floating pool.

    Park officials want to build a new floating pool, like the wildly popular barge-borne one that docked in the Brooklyn Heights harbor four summers ago, and last week took the first step by applying for a permit with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

    "It was popular. It drew visitors from all over Brooklyn, the city, and 12 foreign countries," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights).

    "Having recreation that makes this park the citywide star that it can be is very important, and having a floating pool in the harbor would help the park reach its potential."

    The city's only floating pool - called the Floating Pool Lady - has been stationed in the Bronx after its Brooklyn debut at Pier 2 near the Fulton Ferry Landing during the summer of 2007.

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 00:00