Not that there were any illusions that the Greenpoint pool would remain a venue–the Williamsburg Waterfront area took over hosting duties for Jelly NYC’s Summer Pool Parties a year ago. But now that the Williamsburg Waterfront space also appears to be in jeopardy–at least, according to Fightin’ Senator Chuck Schumer–some may have entertained fantasies of somehow reclaiming the spacious concrete confines of McCarren Pool for concert and dodge-ball related purposes. But alas, the long-planned renovation of the pool–in order to restore it to its original WPA watery purpose–is very much underway. Today Mayor Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and assorted other powerful men officially broke ground at the pool, vowing (according to Gothamist) to be the first in when the community waterpark finally reopens. The event was even accompanied by the ceremonial Bloomberg gaffe, according to Dumbo Books of Brooklyn:
No Schumer-esque man of the people is Michael Bloomberg, apparently. You are further alienating your hipster base, sir!