The Floating Pool: New York City

Posted on May 30, 2007 Under Travel

This summer will see the launch of the Neptune Foundation’s Floating Pool, an erstwhile Lousiana river barge taking its cues from turn-of-the-century public bathing pools which once skirted the waters of New York City. The longtime dream of Ann Buttenweiser, the Floating Pool endured a five-month setback after Hurricane Katrina but finally made it to moor in Brooklyn last October, where a massive retrofitting has taken place to provide up to 174 swimmers at any given time a chance to swim and relax above waters they normally wouldn’t dream of entering…even in hazmat suits. No exact date has been set for the launch, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear anything.