January 14, 2005

Foggy and Dark McCarren Park Pool

POST #    1521

Sadly, the McCarren Park Pool is no longer open, because it's just sitting there in disrepair. I've always wanted to take some pictures of it, but I've never taken the time to. But as I was biking to work yesterday, it seemed like a perfect time to take a photo. Alas, I was only able to take one. Before taking the picture, I kind of took a quick turn and a spill on the bike. that wasn't exactly fun, but what can you do.

Forgotten NY says that the McCarren Park Pool, which opened in 1936, is Brooklyn's largest pool and could hold 6000-7000 people. Perhaps I can explore the pool one day...

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Photos at 8:28 AM

 

 

nice touch with the before/after photo

Posted by: shannan at January 14, 2005 9:48 AM

nice blurry light streaky action in photo #3. it's all a little creepy looking though.

Posted by: yp at January 14, 2005 12:29 PM

The graffiti in the second photo looks like it was made with glow in the dark paint.

Posted by: joe at January 14, 2005 1:56 PM

So sad, so sad to see McCarren this way. I remember when my sister and I had a fight in McCarren Pool. Do you know how hard it is to fight in water? She bit me and I bit her back. We uttered unhealthy and vile things at each other. My mother who refused to get in the pool was jumping up and down at the edge telling us to stop cursing and fighting. AAAaAAAAhhhhh the memories...

Posted by: Robin at June 20, 2005 4:07 PM

WE USED TO WALK FROM SO.5TH AND HOOPER ST.(1952 )I WAS 12 ,TO THE POOL, OR HITCH ON BACK OF THE MANHATTAN AVE BUS TO GET THERE,1/2 THE TIME WE JUMPED OVER THE WALL TO GET IN,AND SAVE 10 CENTS.THE BEST WAS WHEN WE JUMPED OVER THE WALL LATE AT NIGHT FOR A SWIN."REMEMBER THE LONG LINES TO GET IN" EDDIE & FRAN 12/9/08

Posted by: EDDIE DOMAGALA at December 8, 2007 4:56 PM

Are you the same Eddie who hung with Jimmy Mulligan,Fran O'Hara, Babsy etc.?

Posted by: Fran Zotto at July 28, 2009 1:27 PM

HI, FRAN ZOTTO TODAY IS JULY 6 2010 MY SON SENT ME THIS STORY ABOUT THE POOL,I JUST READ YOUR POST FROM JULY 28-2009. YES IM THE SAME EDDIE,I MARRIED FRAN HARA 51 YEARS AGO,WERE STILL GOING STRONG,WE LIVE IN HICKSVILLE,YEARS AGO I HEARD YOU LIVED IN DEERPARK? HOW IS YOUR SISTER LUCY. MAYBE ONE DAY YOU'LL READ THIS POST,INCASE YOU DO HERE IS OUR E-MAIL ADDRESS SALEEN0264@AOL.COM

Posted by: Eddie Domagala at July 6, 2010 10:43 AM

Hi Fran,just read your post,yes im the same Eddie,from so.5th st.how are you,i heard you live in Deerpark,were in Hicksville.

Posted by: Eddie Domagala at July 23, 2010 1:42 PM

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