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Mccarren Park Pool

  1. cold comfort
    McCarren Park Pool Will Finally Be Converted Into an Ice-Skating RinkHorseplay plus pieces of metal.
  2. summertime blues
    McCarren Park Pool Sees Its First Arrests of the SeasonRoughhousing teens strike again.
  3. ice skating rinks
    Sorry Brooklyn: Your Skating Rinks Are IcedNeither McCarren Pool nor Prospect Park will have rinks.
  4. summertime blues
    Just Be Happy You’re Not a McCarren Park Pool Lifeguard If it’s not backflipping teens, it’s something else.
  5. summer fun
    100-Person Poll: The McCarren Park Pool Weekday Jobs ReportWhat kind of professionals can spend their nine-to-five hours poolside?
  6. summertime blues
    McCarren Park Pool Suffered a ‘Diaper Accident’It was only a matter of time.
  7. summertime blues
    Security Increased at McCarren Park PoolTen cops on hand to deal with fights, repeat splashing violations.
  8. summertime blues
    McCarren Park Pool Had a Few Robberies, TooTo go with all the punching.
  9. kids today
    Officer Punched in Face in Brawl at McCarren Park PoolForcing the park to close yet again.
  10. scene stealers
    Slideshow: The Most Stylish People at McCarren Park Pool on SaturdaySometimes, an Icee is the best accessory.
  11. kids today
    McCarren Pool Closed Early Over Backflipping TeensJust one day after it opened.
  12. summer
    McCarren Park Pool Is Now Open for SwimmingSummerrrrrrrrrr.
  13. What to Eat
    Ten Great Things to Eat and Drink When McCarren Pool Reopens TomorrowSee our slideshow of Williamsburg deliciousness to go.
  14. Cart-ography
    Urban Rustic Adding a McCarren Park Cart This SaturdayBreakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, and “L.A. Street” hot dogs.
  15. neighborhood news
    McCarren Park Pool Is Ready for Summer Opening day is June 28. 
  16. neighborhood watch
    McCarren Park Hawk Has Own Laconic MySpace Page’About me: i eat squirrels, pigeons and rats … i am becoming very famous.’
  17. hipsters
    McCarren Park Pool Redesign Approved Unanimously by Landmarks Preservation CommissionThe hipster hangout is officially about to get a lot more ‘resorty.’ With Astroland gone, too, good clean fun is making a real comeback for 2009!
  18. NewsFeed
    Parkside Boozing: Pier 1 Stays Open, Philanthropic Wine at McCarrenRice’s pop-up café near the Brooklyn Bridge will stay open another month.
  19. last night's gig
    Wilco Adrift at McCarren Park PoolWhat was missing from last evening’s Wilco show at McCarren Pool? It’s difficult to be exact.
  20. last night's gig
    Ween Redefine Higher Education at McCarren ShowEveryone sang along: “She’s gonna be my cock professor / Studying my dick!”
  21. it just happened
    Body Found at McCarren PoolNo word on whether it was clad in an ironic romper. Sorry, that was terrible.
  22. chat room
    Cut Chemist on ‘Juno,’ DJ Shadow, and Spinning in the Ladies’ RoomPeople are like, ‘Oh the guy in ‘Juno,’ the chemistry teacher.’ It’s like, ‘Oh yeah? He’s also done a little bit of music too. Go check it out.’
  23. last night's gig
    M.I.A. Nearly Undone by Democratic Impulses at McCarren PoolTurns out that the crowd was not just a symbol of democracy, but also full of wannabe stars who hilariously but annoyingly refused to go away.
  24. party lines
    Brooklyn Has Done Busy Philipps WrongThe ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star may have been a slut in the past, she says, but shame on Brooklynites for saying she is now. She’s married!
  25. developing
    New Outdoor Concert Space Could Replace McCarren Pool Indie-rock fans bereft over the restoration of McCarren Park Pool to a swimming (and skating) spot might have some comfort after all: A leader of the community board in North Brooklyn says the city can set up a parking lot along the waterfront between North 9th and North 10th streets for live music as early as the summer of 2009. Evan Thies, who heads the board’s environmental committee, says the thicket of deals under way to convert an old gas plant to a 28-acre waterfront park has revealed a lot the city can easily acquire and clear in eighteen months. “There needs to be space for arts and music in Williamsburg and Greenpoint,” says Thies, who wants to win the district’s city-council seat next year and start a progressive caucus focusing on land use. If the proposal he’s sent to the Parks Department actually flies, Thies may just win himself the pivotal “dude, should we check out this band?” vote before the campaign gets in full swing. —Alec Appelbaum
  26. developing
    McCarren Park Pool to Be Commandeered by Children, Not Just Overgrown OnesSince the McCarren Park Pool was co-opted as an indie-rock venue, water sports there have been limited to hipsters spilling Brooklyn Lager and diving into that filthy Slip ‘N Slide. The most up-to-date plans to turn the site back into a place for actual swimming were presented, along with the image above and a tentative blueprint you’ll find after the jump, last night at Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 meeting: By summer 2011, the pool will reopen with a capacity of 1,400; come that winter, people will be able to ice-skate there, too. And in perhaps the greatest insult to the band-loving libertines who ruled the space last summer, there will also be a 5,800-square-foot gym installed. —Alec Appelbaum
  27. neighborhood watch
    In a Bold Move, McCarren Pool to Replace Hipsters With WaterAstoria: If you really want to nab those graffiti thugs up on your roof, it’s better to call the cops before you tell the thugs you’re about to do so. Live and learn. [Astorians] Brooklyn Heights: With Henry Street scoring a perfect 100 on this Website in terms of its walkability to various amenities, residents there must be feeling very smug today … as usual. [McBrooklyn] Midwood: A new condo designed for Orthodox Jews will have units as large as 1,700 square feet. Is that really big enough for these families? [Living in Victorian Flatbush] Roosevelt Island: A whole mess of nineteenth-century expedition tents will grace Southpoint Park this October. No, it’s not the mayor’s solution to affordable housing — it’s an art installation. [Roosevelt Islander via Curbed] Upper East Side: What’ll replace the empty storefront at 76th and Second? A Pottery Barn kids’-clothing store! How perfectly edgy for the UES! [78thand2nd] Williamsburg: Now that it’s a landmark, the McCarren Park Pool may not long remain the exclusive domain of indie-band-flocking hipsto-rexics. Like, wah. [NYPress via Brooklyn Enthusiast]
  28. live from new york
    Video: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at McCarren Pool“Me and Mia” and “Sons of Cain.”
  29. live from new york
    Video: Two Full Songs From I’m From Barcelona“Oversleeping” and “Treehouse,” by I’m From Barcelona.
  30. live from new york
    Video: Inflatable Bananas and Swedish Pop From I’m From BarcelonaExcellent tunes and an astonishing mustache.
  31. last night's gig
    TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimbe Stops the RainWe chatted with TV on the Radio’s arty, kind-hearted front man Tunde Adebimpe about Sonic Youth, hamburgers, and the apocalypse.
  32. live from new york
    Video: Man Man and Illinois LiveAbove, check out Man Man playing “Banana Ghost,” preceded by a brand-new song that we would title “Been Knocked Out Way Too Long,” but which is probably called “Kitten Apocalypse” or some shit.
  33. live from new york
    Video: Man Man Go Off the Deep End
  34. live from new york
    Video: Superchunk Live at McCarren PoolYesterday we showed you the scene at this weekend’s McCarren Pool show in Williamsburg, at which Chapel Hellions Superchunk rocked, Brooklyn tots Slip-’n-Slid, and music fans baked under the sun. Today we’ve got full-song video of two performances from the show. Above, check out Superchunk playing their opener, “Driveway to Driveway”; below the jump, catch the band playing the always-great-live “Animated Airplanes Over Germany.”
  35. live from new york
    Video: Slip ‘N Sliding With Superchunk
  36. neighborhood watch
    Coney Island to Stay Low-Profile, Literally• Coney Island: Chief circus freak lauds Bloomberg for saying that luxury high-rises don’t fit Coney’s future. [Brooklyn Paper] • Lower Manhattan: The Fulton Fish Market and Sharper Image were only the start of changes to South Street Seaport. Pier 17’s up next. [Curbed] • Prospect Heights: At Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards community-liaison office, they film you while you kvetch. [Atlantic Yards Report] • Springfield Gardens: Southeastern Queens residents take to the streets to blast overdevelopment, including homes made of … foam? [Queens Chronicle via Queens Crap] • West Village: Restaurateur Keith McNally joins the street protest over a massive billboard soon to dominate the meatpacking district. [Curbed] • Williamsburg: McCarren Pool will host nine free concerts this summer, complete with Slip ‘n Slide and dodgeball pit. Pasty hipsters, bring sunblock. [Brooklyn Record]