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

Daniel L. Squadron

January 05, 2011

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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