Posted in NYC | To Do | venues on June 28, 2012

"These kids were the first to jump in the newly
renovated McCarren Park Pool"
- @NYC Mayor's Office

McCarren Pool

Yesterday was the last day of public school, so today NYC's public pools open, just in time for the second heat wave of the summer with temperatures in the 90s expected through Monday. That includes the highly-anticipated reopening of the McCarren Park Pool, which originally opened in 1936 but fell into disrepair and closed in the '80s.

Of course more recently the abandoned pool became the setting for the hugely popular Jelly NYC Sunday Pool Parties and other concerts, which spurned interest in the facility again... and the city decided in 2008 to turn it back into a pool again, a $50 million project that we'll finally get to see in action today. The McCarren Park pool will be open daily from 11AM - 3PM and then from 4PM - 7PM. Admission is FREE.

Learn more about McCarren Pool's opening from Williamsburg resident Pat Kiernan over at NY1.

Update: Check out the line!

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Comments (46)

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 12:51 PM

My top 3 McCarren Pool shows!
1) Liars/Holy Fuck
2) Modest Mouse
3) Beastie Boys

Yours?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:00 PM

Who will lay claim to McCarren Pool: hipsters or minorities?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:02 PM

i can't stand minorities

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:04 PM

then go back to crackerville

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:08 PM

I bet those kids' parents have no idea about Death Grips. Losers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:13 PM

Everybody knows that the cool public pool is Buswick Pool which is in Bushwick Park, right off Buskwick Street. Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:21 PM

How long till another dead body

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:37 PM

I bet those kids' parents have no idea about Death Grips.????? Losers.... No idea, but if you can explain

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:03 PM

No pics of teens in skimpy bathing suits? Lame!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:07 PM

Really glad our broke city spent $50 million to give Williamsburg 9 weeks of public pool usage, and take away weekly concerts.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:08 PM

"I bet those kids' parents have no idea about Death Grips.????? Losers.... No idea, but if you can explain"

The loser from Jelly booked them at some far-away place in Queens and, when no bothered to show up, he threw a fit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:14 PM

1:13 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:18 PM

the thing is, he kinda had a point about Death Grips. same free show now would be swarmed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:26 PM

Who will drop the first deuce in the pool?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:35 PM

50 million for a pool?
That sounds ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:50 PM

I'm dumping my Big Gulp in that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:58 PM

a nice wet bowl of herpes

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 2:58 PM

>My top 3 McCarren Pool shows!
1) Liars/Holy Fuck
2) Modest Mouse
3) Beastie Boys
Yours?

When Sonic Youth did all of 'Daydream Nation', that was pretty fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 3:09 PM

">My top 3 McCarren Pool shows!
1) Liars/Holy Fuck
2) Modest Mouse
3) Beastie Boys
Yours?"

My favorite was MGMT because I was like "Yoooo Management!!!!" and people laughed because MGMT means management and they were once called management but not anymore.

Posted by Venkman | June 28, 2012 3:22 PM

^ I remember that, THAT WAS SOOOO FUNNY! HaHSAHASHahahahahaha


I like Dane Cook.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 3:27 PM

nice wife/kid combo assholes

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 3:29 PM

3:27 is Dane Cook.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 4:31 PM

anyone want to take bets for how long until the pool turns completely ghetto and unwelcoming? i give it one week.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 6:52 PM

i love the two or three guys on this site that seem to get infuriatingly pissed off by literally anything. the guy who calls everyone 'stupid fucks' is at the top of that list. you guys are so special, and consistently make my day.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 7:30 PM

Anyone that uses the word ghetto the way 6:52 is using it needs to move the fuck out of NYC and back to whatever little white boy enclave they came from. The little shit probably doesn't even live here.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 8:10 PM

7:30, you get upset by posted comments, but imagine how upset you would be if you were an innocent animal herded for slaughter by a bunch of murderous bloodmouths?

Posted by hardline warrior | June 29, 2012 1:32 AM

I'm gonna show off my hawt BOdy, all the ladies are gonna be Squirting Chlorine from their SnaTchEs

.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 5:12 AM

7:30 is a stupid fuck

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 5:38 AM

Chicken hawks are gonna love this place.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 7:06 AM

Liars played McCarren with Fuck Buttons not Holy Fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 8:33 AM

Frohawk in speado.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 8:48 AM

When are the people who look like chocolate going to ruin this?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 9:34 AM

you people are sick . instead of being happy so kids can enjoy the summer all you worried about is the concerts . many kids do not have the luxury of pools or are able to open johnny pumps to cool off. not allowed to open johnny pumps . stopped many years ago

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 5:25 PM

Mac pool will become the mecca of grape soda.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 9:31 AM

Should have remained a concert venue. Hipster revenue would have paid for the renovations. Minorities could be easily bussed to camps in the upstate NY.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 11:01 AM

FRI: Teens attack lifeguards @ Mac Pool. you can't make this stuff up:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/teens_attack_lifeguards_at_mccarren_WQOG6WRSrE8zZB4TZjnTiJ

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 11:57 AM

^^^ gold!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 12:20 PM

@11:57: right on schedule!

I guess my original guess of "one week" was a bit too generous.

And by the way 8:10 I am a Puerto Rican who grew up in neighborhoods and schools that I have no problem describing as "ghetto." So what do you know about it, you little Pollyanna shitheel? You can blow me forever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 2:33 PM

And here, 8:10, as a salve for your butthurt, I will heretofore substitute all instances of "ghetto" with "aggressive and uneducated."

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 2:39 PM

Pollyanna shitheel, eh? At least I'm not making inadvertently racist comments and asking anonymous men on the Internet to blow you.

Sincerely,
8:10

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 10:09 PM

8:10 ... oh, you precious little kitten, I don't even need to guess - I *know* that you are white, upper middle class, from somewhere out in the suburbs or countryside (yes, Long Island and Westchester qualify for that), gradate of a Highly Competitive university with a Liberal Arts degree, unmarried, and a NYC homeowner. In other words, you are someone who does not have the right or even the courtesy to make judgements or even statements of such cloistered ignorance so as to prop up your crushing White guilt. No sir, you need to save that sanctimony and just shut the fuck up about shit you really know nothing about. Don't think you should? OK - prove that I'm wrong - how many *friends* do you have that live in an area of the city that would objectively be called low income or government housing? And when I say *friends*, I don't mean that you count the guy panhandling at your Bedford Avenue subway stop every day (that you walk past, every day) - no, I mean people you hang out with, that know your birthday, that have met your family. Fuck, I shouldn't have to explain what a friend is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 10:58 PM

In my experience, without fail the most racist Americans are the comfortably wealthy, self-described "enlightened" "progressive" lefties. Like bread and butter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 11:14 PM

Nice one 10:58. Shut that self righteous little prick right up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2012 7:31 AM

beautiful blue sky.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 12:19 PM

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