Yesterday, just one day after the McCarren Park Pool reopened to the public, Williamsburg's newest summer attraction had to be closed early after a pack high-schoolers proved they are just not responsible enough to handle an Olympic-sized wading area. Bystanders reported (many via Twitter) that when some lifeguards tried to stop the group from doing backflips, the teens turned on them physically, and the pool had to be cleared out.
McCarren Pool Day 2: lifeguard is jumped, pulled into pool.— Jenna Copley (@jennacopley) June 29, 2012
Was just @ mccarren pool to witness a gigantic brawl between lifeguards an hs kids. Full riot w ppl elbow dropping offa lifeguard chairs.— MR. A*OK (@MISTER_AOK) June 29, 2012
Gangs of NY with lifeguard vs patrons. Cops had to come in and beat the shit out of everyone with knightsticks. Day 2 of it being open.— MR. A*OK (@MISTER_AOK) June 29, 2012
huge brawl at McCarren Park pool, lifeguard punched in face. can't we all just get along?— Frederick Dreier (@freddreier) June 30, 2012
But for all those hoping for a little fun in the sun today — staring at bearded and tattooed hipsters frolicking in the shallow end — the McCarren Park Pool is expected to open at eleven this morning, as scheduled.