NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Ready to take a dip in a dumpster pool?
Summer Streets is back for the third year in a row, transforming the city into an urban playground and giving a new meaning to the term “dumpster diving.”
Don’t worry, you won’t be splashing around in the trash.
MacroSea has taken clean, unused shipping containers and turned them in code-compliant swimming pools complete with their own life guards, a deck and poolside furniture.
The pools aren’t very large but one swimmer told 1010 WINS reporter Juliet Papa that you can do laps if there aren’t too many people in the pool.
As for the name , creator David Belt has this explanation for it: “Don’t you think we all kind of feel like garbage in this economy anyway?”
So if you want to take a swim, come early and get free entry bracelets which will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.
Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park will be closed to vehicles for three consecutive weekends (Aug. 7, 14, and 21 from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.).