Friday, February 09, 2007

Last Day to Comment on McCarren Pool Landmarking

When the Landmarks Commission met last week, it discussed the issue of landmarking McCarren Pool (which advocates have been trying to do for two decades), but took no action. The historic pool opened on July 31, 1936 and ceased operating as a pool in 1984. It was the eighth of eleven giant pools built by Robert Moses and the Works Progress Administration that opened during the summer of 1936, and was built to handle 6,800 swimmers.

The Commission has been accepting public comments on landmarking the pool and today (2/9) is the last day to submit comments. One way to do so is by clicking on this link, which will take you to Chair Robert Tierney's email page. The next designation hearing doesn't take place until mid-April, but there won't be an agenda for a while.

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