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Just when it seemed like all the news coming out of the McCarren Park Pool was troubling at best, Andrew Deutsch came along and made this adorable little video about what a few of the pool’s neighbors think of it. Sue and Chippy––or “The Lorimer Girls,” as Deutsch has dubbed them––have been living just up […]

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Though I never actually made it inside the damn place, Thursday’s opening of the McCarren Park Pool may have been the best day to be there. On Friday, (that’s the day after the pool opened, for those not paying attention), a group of teenagers attacked the lifeguards who were telling them they weren’t allowed to […]

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As I write this, I’m about a block from the McCarren Park Pool. I have a cold beer, the air conditioning is blasting. I’m feeling pretty good. It’s hard to believe fifteen minutes ago, I was being smacked in the knees by a screaming four-year-old in floaties, standing in the middle of a line that […]

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