Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New public pool opens in Maspeth

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


Anonymous said...

Bloomberg's generosity didn't end in Maspeth. Over here in Middle Village I have a brand new INDOOR swimming pool in my basement due to the sewers backing up!

I am afraid to report it because I might get hit with a higher property tax bill!

BTW, what is the best way to filter raw sewage from your pool?

Thanks in Advance!

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when the developers take hold of your neighborhood. Our sewer system can't handle all the excess water because of overdevelopment. Developers should be liable and pay the city to improve our infrastructure when they knock down one-family units and replace with multiple units. Let the developers pay for improvements instead of the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Good point. A lot of rain water really is absorbed by grass and soil which developers have substantially reduced by building on every square inch of the properties they seize.

Anonymous said...

As someone who works in a warehouse on this block, I can safely say this has happened every big rain storm we have had for the 15 years I have worked there..In the winter its an ice rink because its always frozen..

Anonymous said...

Ah, who cares about the people of Queens? They are passive. They repeat what the politicians tell them and they read in the papers(that is the shrinking minority that is not working 16 hours a day and can speak English), they let greed trump what little neighborhood pride it left.

So where is the problem. All the real people that really matter live in Manhattan or the burbs.

Anonymous said...

there is no doubt that new york city will be the next new orleans, all it takes is one good one from mother nature. I wonder what real estate will be worth after a catastrophy of that magnitude.