Farewell Floating Pool Lady, We Hardly Knew Ye

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This weekend is your last chance to enjoy the Floating Pool Lady in the nabe — next year she moves to the Bronx.

New York Post: Boros to Pool Around: The new floating pool has been such a huge success on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront this summer the city plans to tow it elsewhere next year to give another neighborhood a chance to enjoy it, officials confirmed yesterday.

But Brooklynites who got used to the pool and beach – with its panoramic harbor views – want it to stay put.

"We've been waiting for Brooklyn Bridge Park for decades, we finally get a taste of it and now they want to take it away?" said Lauren Sheridan, a 29-year-old dance teacher from Park Slope.

"It makes no sense. It's the coolest thing, and it's a lot closer for me than heading out to Coney Island."

Flickr photo by dragaonflyajt

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  • yo

    joralemon street residents 1 – rest of brooklyn 0

  • http://instaputz.blogspot.com ts

    Seriously. Fuck those guys!

  • bhb reader

    I, too, am sorry to see it go. It took me most of the summer to figure out that my kid & I have to get there at 10am to get on for the 11am session, and then run off at noon to get ‘bracelets’ for the 1pm session … but now we’re seasoned pros and will absolutely miss it if we’re still stuck in the Heights next summer!

  • beach lady

    i will dress in black for two months

  • COACH BOB

    MY DAY CAMPERS HAD A BLAST THERE! THE KIDS LOVED IT. WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE FLOATING LADY, INCLUDING THE ANTI-GROUP BIAS, TOWARDS THE END OF THE SUMMER.

    WITH THE LACK OF LIFEGUARDS IN NYC PARKS & REC POOLS, THE FLOATING POOL LADY WAS A GODSEND TO US, AND WE WILL VISIT THE “LADY” WHEREEVER SHE GOES, JUST TO SAY HI TO THE CREW!

    I DO HOPE THAT FUNDING IS FOUND, SO WE CAN GET OUR LADY BACK FOR NEXT SUMMER! PEACE.

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  • ABC

    I think it was scheduled to be brooklyn in 07 and bronx in 08 from the beginning. Joralemon had nothing to do with it.

  • Teddy

    Is there a pool planned for the Brooklyn Bridge Park (open to the public for free or minimal fee) ?

  • mimi Wallace

    I too “discovered” the Floating Lady Pool a bit late in the season to get full benefit from it. What a grand discovery! Close and easy to get to. What a shame to have it move next season. Money should be raised to have a “floating lady” in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and why not one on the West Side of Manhattan? Riverside Park would be a great place for a “floating lady”! This is an idea whose time has come and New Yorkers deserve this incredible way to enjoy the sun and water in our neighborhoods!

  • mimi Wallace

    I too “discovered” the Floating Lady Pool a bit late in the season to get full benefit from it. What a grand discovery! Close and easy to get to. What a shame to have it move next season. Money should be raised to have a “floating lady” in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and why not one on the West Side of Manhattan? Riverside Park would be a great place for a “floating lady”! This is an idea whose time has come and New Yorkers deserve this incredible way to enjoy the sun and water in our neighborhoods!