September 23, 2005

Agora at McCarren Pool

POST #    1889

Last night, I finally went to McCarren Pool to see Agora. While I wanted to see the dance, one of the big reasons I headed to McCarren was to see what changes were made to the pool. When I went to the pool in July, there was graffiti on the walls and overgrown weeds. What a complete change. All the graffiti outside the pool was gone, no more weeds, and it was clean.

It was interesting how the show was choreographed in the 50,000 square foot pool. So few dancers, so much space. There were no bad seats, but also not really any great seats. But I'm glad I went.

Jake went a couple nights ago and also has some pictures.

Posted by tien mao in Concerts/Music, Photos at 10:55 AM



i, for one, thought the weeds were an integral part of the mccarren pool experience. sad to see them go.

Posted by: david at September 23, 2005 10:58 AM

Hipsters will pay for anything.

Posted by: Jim at September 23, 2005 11:24 AM

I read about the project of McCarren Park Pool.

It´s a good project!

And the idea of have dance inside the pool is fantastic! I Like!

I also publish one of your photos in my blogue- with one link to your site- taking good notice of the Project!


Posted by: cristina at September 23, 2005 12:25 PM

thanks for taking the pics! my buddy paul was one of the dancers, but im living on the other side of the world right now and couldn't get out to see the performance. nice to read your comments tho!

Posted by: kristin at March 13, 2006 5:54 PM

Damn, gentrification means nothing for the people from the inside than mass genocide! I agree that the weeds and graffiti were very integral elements of the pool. Why do these abandoned places carry so much stigma? TO me they embody the soul and history of the worlds they live in, like time capsules, untouched and preserved forever from change. They are relics, not eye sores and these "hipsters" and whatever else they want to be have no idea what they are killing cause their aims in life are so material and shallow they could never understand the depths of this problem. They don't care who can no longer afford their own neighborhoods so they can live in the new hot spot, or what local diner or store has either closed down or gotten too expensive for regulars to enjoy so that they may feel more important in a funky place. I remember when many places were deemed just plain uncool, like Brooklyn!? Remember those days? Where were these city lovers who love NY so much wnen NY was on its ass and no one from anywhere else could care less if it fell into the harbor forever!? I bet you they wouldn't have the spirit or courage to love it if it was still a tough city. Thank you LA for infecting NY with your PC health concious ways. So sad to see the toughest city in the world become abandoned by its owners and renovated by outsiders. For all those who think NYC was rebirthed? It died a long time ago, what's left now is this apparition of a city, the energy of it's ghosts still illuminating it. It's clean, it's safe, there's alot of places to eat and shop, but where have all the New Yorkers gone? Clue: Look in PA cause most are gone, many left because they couldn't afford the rising rent anymore, thanks to all of you who had to move to Brooklyn cause you couldn't afford Manhattan, and made it your own.

Posted by: Ladybean at March 1, 2007 10:55 PM

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