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McCarren Park Pool, July 1937, NYC via nytimes: Opened in the 1936, the McCarren pool had room for 6,800 bathers in its 55,400 square foot basin and offered an alternative for cooling off to the polluted rivers and bays. It was closed in 1984 and the basin turned into a hipster playground but has recently undergone a major renovation, and is scheduled to open this summer. image from NYC Parks Photo Archive #McCarren_Pool #NYC #nytimes

Now, 2012: The McCarren pool, in McCarren Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border in Brooklyn)