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Dumpster Pools Hit the Streets of Manhattan This Summer!

Posted By Diane Pham On July 20, 2010 @ 2:30 pm In New York City,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

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If you’re one of the lucky few who got to make a splash in last summer’s ‘Dumpster Pools’ in Brooklyn [1], or if you were in the bunch that had to swelter in the heat for lack of an invite, here’s some great news that is sure to cool you down. The Bloomberg administration will open three Dumpster Pools for the first three Sundays of August on the east side of Park Avenue [2] between the closed off streets 40th and 41st. Each dumpster pool will be approximately 8 feet wide and 22 feet long, with a sloped bottom between 3 and 5 ½ feet deep, and despite their dubious name, they will be clean, fully lined, and equipped with a water filtration system. This soon-to-be splash spot was designed by Brooklyn [2]-based Macro-Sea [3], a studio infamous for turning unwanted goods and objects into unexpected outlets for entertainment [4].

+ Macro-Sea [3]

Via NYT [5]


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[1] ‘Dumpster Pools’ in Brooklyn: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/10/dive-into-a-dumpster-guerrilla-pool/

[2] Park Avenue: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[3] Macro-Sea: http://macro-sea.com

[4] unexpected outlets for entertainment: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/15/glassphemy-a-way-to-recycle-glass-bottles-with-fury/

[5] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/nyregion/16pool.html

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