Bring your swimming trunks and sunblock down to Maurice and 54th Avenues in the lovely hamlet of Maspeth. A natural spring feeds the pool from the bottom while a layer of collected rainwater fills it from above. The pool is decorated with vehicles to give it that gritty, urban feel. Sand from Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the week to give the place a shoreline.
"There are no public pool facilities in the area, and we felt this would be a great asset to the community," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a statement.
Photo from Juniper Park Civic Association