Summer is here and not only is it time to dance in the streets but it’s time to cool off by jumping into water.
So there’s a new pool in town. After being closed since 1984 the McCarren Pool has reopened. One of the many pools (and structures and highways) built by New York’s master builder, Robert Moses, it has been restored to its former glory holding 1500 bathers at a time.
Another popular spot is the fountain in Battery Park. The water is shot up in random patterns guaranteeing that at any given time a child is going to get a faceful of spray. Much to their delight.
A perennial favorite is the Washington Square Park fountain. Not only is it a favorite amongst the locals but it is a favorite with news photographers looking to illustrate a heat wave.
And you can always go to the beach. Rockaway Beach in this particular case. The temperature was at least 15 degrees less than in the city with a cooling breeze coming off of the not quite warmed up for summer ocean.
And in case the water isn’t your cup of tea, there really is dancing in the streets. Salsa dancing for the hot weather. Free lessons on Thursdays in the Meatpacking District.
Happy 4th of July!
Richard Levine and Frances Roberts, of Levine Roberts Photography, are a husband and wife team of photographers covering politics, environmental issues, the economy, business, and social and cultural issues in the Big Apple. See more photos from their collection on Newscom.
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